LASG shuts Vedic hospital over employing unlicensed expatriates

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To introduce a policy to regulate foreign-based doctors

By Chioma Obinna

The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, has shut down Vedic Lifecare Hospital, for engaging unlicensed expatriates even as it disclosed that the agency will be introducing a policy to regulate Foreign-Based Transient Medical Doctors, FBTMD.

In a press statement obtained from the website of HEFAMMA and signed by the Head, Public Affairs, HEFAMAA, Uthman M. Ayokunle, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Abiola Idowu explained that the hospital, located at Plot 6, Olabanji Olajide Street, Lekki, was sealed for engaging expatriate staff who have not been certified to practice locally.

She said: “The facility was shut down for engaging three foreign doctors and a nurse with unverified certificates and without licenses from any professional body.”

Idowu explained that the closure will not affect the in-patients already admitted.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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