Oyo cracks down on quackery, seals 9 health facilities 


The Oyo state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, Tuesday, said the state government has sealed another 9 health facilities in the state.

Dr. Ajetunmobi stated this while monitoring various health facilities across the state, especially in Saki where Ayinke Clinic and Maternity, Omowumi Hospital and Olajumoke Clinic Maternity were sealed together with 6 others within Ibadan.

The commissioner pointed out that the sealing of the 9 health facilities was in continuation of the state government’s efforts to eradicate quackery and illegal health facilities throughout the state. 

Dr. Ajetunmobi said there will be no going back in the Oyo state’s commitment to eradicate quackery and illegal health facilities.

The commissioner added that as at present, some health facilities have been sanctioned for committing different offenses ranging from the recruitment of unqualified medical personnel, non-registration of the facility and handling of cases beyond the facility, among others.

Chairman of the Oyo State Anti-quackery Task Force Committee, Dr. Adekunle Aremu, on his part, said the state government  is making concerted efforts in monitoring various health facilities across the state to separate quacks from professionals in the health sector.

Tasking the people of the state to report any suspicious or illegal activities in health facilities to the state Ministry of Health or any security agency, Dr Aremu, noted that the exercise which began in Ibadan would soon expand its tentacles to other zones including Oyo, Ogbomoso and Saki with a clear message that anyone found culpable will face the full wrath of the law.