Lagos shuts down 15 medical clinics

The Lagos state government has closed 15 illegal clinics and hospitals across the state, in line with its 2006 health sector reform laws.

The state’s Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) said its decision was aimed at removing unregistered health facilities.

It listed the offences committed as: "quackery practice, unofficial training of auxiliary nurses, existence of living rooms within their facilities, lack of qualified personnel, poor facilities, unhygienic environment and non-registration of the facilities with the agency."

The agency said the facilities in question would remain closed until they met all government regulations.

Among the hospitals shut down are Oluwaseun King Maternity Centre, Kaff-Salam Maternity Home and Gbayi Clinic and Maternity Home in Bariga; Iya Deborah Maternity Hospital in Ikorodu; St Daniel Hospital in Makoko; Oluwadimimu Maternity Home in Surulere; UDYP Christian Hospital in Aguda-Surulere; Mount Zion Maternity Center in Sabo Ikorodu; Above Medical Centre and The Saint Medical Diagnostics Centre in Alimosho, Lagos.