The Oyo State Government, on Thursday, announced the sealing of five private health facilities in Ibadan for quackery.
The Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Rotimi Babalola, disclosed this in a statement.
The statement said the facilities were sealed for non-compliance with regulatory standards and were found guilty of employing unqualified and unlicensed doctors, commonly referred to as “quack doctors”.
Speaking during an inspection recently at Olodo and Moniya axis of Ibadan, the Director for Secondary Health Care and Training, Dr Wale Falana, stated that the action became necessary after extensive monitoring and evaluation of hospital facilities in the state was conducted.
“The inspection revealed alarming evidence of malpractice, misdiagnoses, and inappropriate treatments being administered to unsuspected patients,” he said.
According to him, the affected five healthcare facilities were found lacking in terms of equipment, personnel, and compliance with standard medical regulations as well as staffed with unqualified personnel practising medicine without the required qualifications and licence.