Lagos - Lagos State has closed substandard hospitals and illegal pharmacies across the state for failure to comply with set standards.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said the 28 hospitals were closed for various offences such as the use of auxiliary nurses and poor environment among other reasons.
The commissioner added that the Taskforce on Fake, Counterfeit Drugs and Unwholesome Process Foods during the raid of illegal pharmacies in Lagos shut down 319 substandard pharmacies as they were not registered and breached the health standard rules.
As such, they sold counterfeit drugs to the public.
He meanwhile said the State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), in the last year renewed the registration of 1 089 private health facilities and monitored 1 182 health facilities, of which 114 were found wanting and served with closure notices.
- CAJ News
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