BY OLANIYI ALADE
Ekiti State government has sealed off some private hospitals for operating illegally and using incompetent staff.
The commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani closed the hospitals during an unscheduled visit to some private health facilities in the state.
The commissioner who was represented by the Director of Hospital Services and Training in the Ministry of Health and Human Services, Dr. Olusanya Adetoye frowned at some of the facilities visited that were operating in dirty environments and unprofessional personnel which he described as dangerous to health system in the state.
He explained that government had met with proprietors of private health facilities in Ekiti state and issued warning on the use of trainees.
Dr Filani threatened that government would not hesitate to prosecute any auxiliary doctor and nurse caught endangering the life of the people of Ekiti state.
Some of the facilities sealed included Odunayo medical center, Aaye Ekiti, City Medical Laboratory, Ado Ekiti, Masterpiece Diagnostic Care, Abundant Grace Hospital, Ado Ekiti and Good Heritage Hospital, Ado Ekiti.