Yobe Govt Shuts 5 Illegal Private Healthcare Facilities

Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe state

The Yobe government has shut down seven private health-related training institutions and clinics in the state

Dr Yusuf Ngamdu, the Executive Secretary, Yobe Healthcare and Health-related Facilities Inspection and Monitoring Agency, YOHFIMA, said this on Friday in Damaturu.

Mr Ngamdu said the affected facilities were operating illegally by offering certificates and rendering clinical services in excess of the law.

He listed the facilities to include Medical Career Guidance, Potiskum; North-East Biotech Services Limited, Public Health Consultancy Services, Potiskum, and Auxiliary International Health Sciences Academy, Nguru.

Others are Iqmi International Modern School Study Centre Potiskum; Aminci Nursing Home and Maternity Damaturu, and an Unnamed radio-diagnostic center opposite Primary Healthcare Centre Dogon-Zare, Potiskum.

The secretary urged residents of the state to be wary of the affected facilities to stem quackery in the health sector.

He enjoined private and public healthcare facilities in the state against employing products of the affected health-related training institutions, warning that defaulters would be sanctioned.

Mr Ngamdu also advised public and private healthcare facilities operating in the state to register with the agency and shun acts capable of violating its regulations.