Ogun State Government, western Nigeria, has directed that all owners of private health facilities operating within the State must revalidate or register their facilities with the Department of Hospital Services, State Ministry of Health at Oke–Mosan in Abeokuta.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, stated that the step is necessary in order to enhance sanity and eradicate quackery in the state health sector.
The release made available to the Ministry’s Press Officer, Mrs. Ebunlomo Taiyese, had it that all Medical Centres, Maternity Homes, Medical Laboratories, Diagnostic Centres, Physiotherapist Clinic, Mortuaries and Alternative Medicines Practitioners across the State should revalidate their facilities latest before 31 March, 2016.
According to the release, the exercise was to ensure proper monitoring, quality assurance and regulation of practice of medical professionals in both public and private sectors.
The exercise also seek to screen out all unqualified persons that had fraudulently registered and are running private health facilities in and around the State.
The release also has it that Continue Medical Education (CME) would be organized to update the professionals like Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and Medical Laboratory Scientists operating private health facilities in Ogun State.
The exercise according to Dr. Ipaye will strictly disallow proxy registration of facilities by Doctors and registered Nurses for non-qualified persons, while Doctors who are not Consultants and with less than 10 years post qualification experience will not be allowed to register and run an independent private health facility. …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper