The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi has directed the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse of an unidentified patient at Optimal Cancer Center, Lagos.
Professor Abayomi disclosed that the video circulating on various social media platforms was alleged to have originated from Optimal Care Cancer Center, Lagos.
“We are aware of a viral video alleged to have originated from the founder of the Optimal Care Cancer Centre and I have directed HEFAMAA to investigate it and report back,” he stated.
He further explained that the Agency would deploy a team of monitors to the facility with a view to getting credible information on the allegations.
He assured members of the public that the State Government under the administration of Mr Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will apply appropriate sanctions in accordance with the extant laws if the facility is not complying with set standards.
The Commissioner added, “In accordance with the State Government’s zero tolerance for sexual abuse and violence, the matter will also be referred by HEFAMAA to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency for any appropriate action that may be warranted.”
He, however, called on members of the public to join the State Government in its fight against unprofessional conduct in the State health sector to safeguard the well-being and the health of the citizens.
Muyideen Ayokunle Uthman
Head, Public Affairs, HEFAMAA
Sunday, 20th November 2022