The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) has shut down Medville Global Health Center temporarily.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Abiola Idowu disclosed that the facility which is located at 1, Bashiru Street, off Lateef Adegboyega Street, Ago Palace Way, Okota was sealed for not complying with the set standards.
She explained that a team of HEFAMAA monitors was yesterday deployed to the facility to investigate the demise of the wife of one Mr. Triplem C. Mchaty who tweeted on 3rd April 2022 alleging that his wife had passed on at the hospital as a result of the facility’s incompetence.
She stated that preliminary investigations carried out by the team revealed that the hospital is not registered with HEFAMAA. This, she said contravened the 2006 Health Sector Reform Law. “It means the facility was operating illegally,” she said. She added that the team also discovered that the hospital had inadequate personnel.
She disclosed that the Chairman Dr Mrs. Solanke Koya Esq. has ordered a full-scale investigation to uncover the facts of the death.
Idowu however stated that the Agency took the crucial decision in furtherance of public protection pending the final outcome of the ongoing investigations by the Agency.
She called on health facilities across the State to adhere strictly to the set Standards and join hands with the administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to fish out the quacks within the State’s health system to safeguard the health of the citizens.
Muyideen Ayokunle Uthman
Head, Public Affairs, HEFAMAA
5th April 2022