The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, (HEFAMAA) has released a template for investigating complaints from members of the public and health facilities to facilitate justice and the protection of public health.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Abiola Idowu who stated this in her office today in Alausa, Ikeja explained that the template would educate the public on the process of registering their grievances with the Agency for prompt actions.
She added that presently, the rate at which the Agency is receiving complaints against healthcare providers has reduced to about two or three in a month compared to the higher rates in the previous years. She said, “This can be attributed to the regular monitoring visits to health facilities by the Agency which has encouraged a lot of the health facilities operating in the state to register with the Agency.
Dr Idowu however emphasized that petitions or complaints belonging to special categories which require urgent intervention by the Agency may not necessarily be investigated by following the steps. “Petitions or complaints belonging to special categories that require urgent intervention by the Agency may not necessarily be investigated by following the steps. The Agency may follow other steps so as to ensure speedy investigation of the issues or allegations to facilitate justice and the protection of public health,” she explained.
The Executive Secretary thus highlighted the following as the steps that the Agency will adhere to in addressing the complaints or issues brought forth:
Muyideen Ayokunle Uthman
Head, Public Affairs
Friday, 27th May 2022