Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) on Monday disclosed that it shut 40 health facilities in the last six months over quackery and other infractions.
The Executive Secretary, HEFAMAA, Dr Abiola Idowu spoke at a stakeholder’s engagement meeting, with the theme: “Combating quackery in the Health Sector: Strengthening Stakeholders collaboration and Regulatory Oversight,” held in Ikeja, Lagos.
She stated that majority of the health facilities were shut because they were unregistered, adding that aside the facilities that were not registered, other infractions included operating without the required personnel or practicing beyond scope of approval.
Idowu, however, said there was need to expand its stakeholders engagement to include policemen, who are key in combating quackery.
She lamented that quackery had eaten deep in the society and that there was the urgent need to combat it.
The Chairman of HEFAMAA, Dr Yemisi Solanke-Koya, said that the stakeholders’ engagement was put together for better collaboration with critical players in the sector as they are key at curbing the menace in the state.