Ogun state government has ordered the immediate closure of three more illegal health facilities in Abeokuta, Ado-Odo/Ota and Ifo local government areas of the state.
The affected facilities, including Adigbe Medical Centre, Abeokuta; Lolade Scan Centre, Ado-Odo/Ota, and a laboratory at Ifo, were sealed up for operating without registration, and revalidating their operational licences with the state’s health ministry.
Health commissioner, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, who gave the order while monitoring health facilities in the areas, said government will not relent on its efforts in ensuring that the state is rid of quack doctors and illegal health facilities.
Ipaye, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Hospital Services, Doctor Solomon Sokunbi, warned that the state government will no longer be a safe haven for unwholesome practices in the health sector, as the monitoring team will step up its activities.
According to the commissioner, the public were advised to stop patronizing unregistered health facilities, but those approved by the state government.
So far, the state government has shut 189 illegal health facilities across the state recently.