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Lagos health agency steps up regulatory oversight of hospitals

By Gbenga Salau
28 June 2022   |   2:40 am
As part of the measures to safeguard the health and welfare of the citizens, the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) has intensified its regulatory oversight of public hospitals. [ad]

Prof. Akin Abayomi

As part of the measures to safeguard the health and welfare of the citizens, the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) has intensified its regulatory oversight of public hospitals.

In a statement yesterday, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Abiola Idowu, said Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had directed the agency to increase its level of monitoring and inspection of public hospitals to actualise the vision of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu vis-à-vis the provision of qualitative healthcare services to the people.

Idowu disclosed that the agency had visited public health facilities across the state, including primary, secondary and tertiary health institutions, adding that a few of them have been sanctioned appropriately for various infractions.

She said the exercise would continue, advising all health facilities to carry out their operations in accordance with standards set to ensure that the residents enjoy qualitative and accessible healthcare delivery.

“We will continue to deliver on our mandate of registering, inspecting and monitoring all health facilities across the state in an effort to achieve the second pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda of the present government,” she assured.

While cautioning the public to desist from patronising unregistered health facilities that bear no logo of the agency or proof of registration, the Executive Secretary implored members of the public to continue supporting the government in its fight against quackery and illegal operation of health facilities by reporting people behind such acts to the agency to safeguard the health and well-being of the citizens.

She, therefore, urged the public to reach the agency through 08104168588, 08172704228, 09015637023 and 09057273396 as well as its social media platforms.

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