Lagos Govt Investigating Allegations of Sufferers’ Poaching -Well being Commissioner
Mar 30, 2019
Lagos State Authorities says it has ordered an investigation into the loss of life of a kid, and allegations that some medical docs poach sufferers from the state-owned hospitals and ship them to their personal clinics.
The State Commissioner for Well being, Dr Jide Idris, additionally mentioned that the Well being Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Company had shut personal hospital, the place the kid allegedly died.
In keeping with Idris, investigations are ongoing on the operations of the power whose paperwork confirmed that it has not been registered with HEFAMAA or licensed for the aim of healthcare supply.
The Information Company of Nigeria reviews that this adopted a March 27 publication by Mr Adeola Adetunji, accusing a physician on the Alimosho Basic Hospital, Igando, misconduct.
Adetunji had sought justice following the loss of life of his 15-month-old twin daughter, Taiwo Adetunji, on the personal clinic in Lagos.
He had alleged that the personal clinic was owned by a paediatrician, who can be an worker of the state authorities working on the Basic Hospital, Igando.
“The ministry will make recognized its findings sooner or later and mete out acceptable sanctions to anybody discovered culpable within the unlucky incident.
“We’ll prefer to guarantee residents of our resolve to repeatedly tackle the difficulty of affected person poaching and make sure that residents have unfettered entry to high quality healthcare service with out exploitation.
“As a authorities, the wellbeing of residents is of utmost significance to us and that is the principle thrust of our social contract with the folks.
“The Lagos State Authorities is a accountable and responsive authorities, and we is not going to relaxation on our oars to make sure that justice, on this case, is served with out let or hindrances,“ he mentioned.
The commissioner urged members of the general public to not patronise any well being facility not bearing the HEFAMAA brand.
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