The Executive Secretary, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) Dr. Abiola Idowu has announced the extension of the deadline for the renewal of certificates by health facilities till the end of April 2022.
She disclosed that the Agency decided to extend the date from 31st, March 2022 to 30th, April 2022 to allow facilities that are yet to renew their licenses to do so.
She explained that all existing healthcare facilities in the State are required by law to renew their registration annually adding that it is compulsory for new facilities to register with the Agency before commencing operations to safeguard the health of the citizenry.
“Existing facilities in the State are required by law to renew their certificate between 1st January – 31st March every year. But the Agency decided to shift the deadline to 30th, April 2022 to allow those facilities that are yet to complete their registration to do so.”
“Therefore, any facility that fails to complete its registration within this period will be operating illegally and shall be sanctioned accordingly,” she warned.
She tasked owners of facilities in the State to take advantage of the HEFAMAA e-portal to complete their registration and renewal as well as keep abreast of the programmes and activities of the Agency.
The Executive Secretary further advised owners and operators of health facilities in the State to ensure they complete their registration with HEFAMAA, collect the Agency’s logo and display them at a position in their facilities where members of the public can see them.
She also warned the public against patronizing health facilities not accredited by it and which bear no logo of the Agency or proof of registration.
Muyideen Ayokunle Uthman
Head, Public Affairs
Tuesday, 5th April 2022