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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Closure of Substandard Hospitals in Lagos

In the discharge of its regulatory functions, the Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) has shut down 22 medical facilities found to be operating below required standards in different parts of the state. The clampdown on the substandard hospitals is the outcome of rigorous monitoring of private hospitals in the state since the beginning of this year. Three hospitals were closed down in the Orile Coker area of Lagos in the latest round of closures.

Available data show that the agency has monitored a total of 979 health facilities in the state in the last 12 months (October 2012-September 2013), out of which 37 were closed while 178 were discovered to be unregistered. A total of 154 health facilities were also registered within the period under review.

Source: The Sun

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