The Ogun Government on Wednesday banned auxiliary nurses from running health facilities across the state, saying they lack the required expertise to do so.
Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, Commissioner for Health, announced this during a tour of health facilities in Abeokuta South and Odeda local government areas of the state.
Ipaye said the exercise was to ensure compliance with registration and re-validation of private health facilities.
He said the ban became necessary to guide against quackery and lack of professionalism in the health sector.
“This present administration will no longer condone activities of quacks, as they endanger the lives of citizens.
“Eight private health facilities have been shut down in Abeokuta South and Odeda local government areas.
“This is in addition to the 58 earlier shut down for not meeting up with the deadline for re-validation and registration of their facilities issued by the State Ministry of Health since January 2016”, he said.