Saturday, 3 September 2016

Ogun state government shuts down three hospitals after the death of two pregnant women

Dr. Babatunde Ipaye
Ogun state government has shut down three hospitals in the state after the unfortunate death of two pregnant women from alleged malpractice.

On Thursday, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye ordered the closure of Shepherd Clinic and Maternity, Ayo Ni Medical Centre and Dayo Maternity Home, all in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

Ipaye, who was represented by the Deputy Director Hospital Services, Dr. Solomon Shokunbi during a monitoring exercise, said the two pregnant women (names withheld) bled to death because they were attended to by quack doctors.

Ipaye explained that one of the deceased women had initially been on admission at Dayo Maternity Home, before she was referred to Ayo Ni Medical Centre, where she later died after efforts by the former to take the delivery of the baby proved abortive.

The commissioner decried what he called the criminal and inhuman activities of quack doctors, adding that government had since commenced the registration and revalidation exercise for all private hospitals in the state.

He urged the people of the state to heed government’s warning by desisting from patronising quacks and unlicensed health facilities.

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