Anambra State Ministry Of Health Seals 3 Hospitals Using False Licenses

by Mercy Ulasi

Three hospitals that were using phony licenses and dubious medical personnel have been shut down by the Anambra State Ministry of Health.

On Wednesday, Dr. Chukwulobelu Ugochukwu, the director of the ministry’s medical services department, led the team visited the facilities in Alor, the state’s Idemili South Local Government Area.
Residents were advised by Ugochukwu not to use such illegal institutions and instead to seek proper medical care at government public hospitals.

He continued, noting that in-patients were unaffected by the closure, that the hospitals had received penalties for hiring unlicensed medical workers.

He said, “According to Health administration, the hospitals were closed for operating without a license, with a counterfeit license, with unqualified employees, or in an unclean atmosphere.

“We also discovered some uncertified health workers, who treat patients and perform medical procedures only to leave the country when complications arise.


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“We, therefore, call on community stakeholders, religious bodies and individuals to show interest in activities in their localities, especially health.
“They should also report to the ministry any suspected facility or shops involved in quackery to assist in saving millions of lives and contributing to the health sector of the state.”

He described more worrisome cases of uncertified health workers, who abandon their patients to relocate to other countries when they encounter complications.

Ugochukwu assured of continuous regulatory oversight of hospitals in the state, wondering why people risk human lives over monetary gains.


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