Kano shuts clinic operating with unqualified staff, to begin prosecution
The Executive Secretary of Kano State Private Health Institution Management Agency (PHIMA), Dr Usman Tijjani Aliyu has said the agency has shut down a clinic allegedly operating with unqualified medical personnel.
This was just as he disclosed that all the unqualified staff arrested during the raid of the facility would be charged to court.
According to him, the closure of the health facility named, Fresh-Care Clinic, situated in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano was based on complaints by residents over alleged unprofessional conduct of operations.
Aliyu stated this in a statement issued and made available to pressmen onWednesday.
He, however, disclosed that the persistent complaints of patients’ mismanagement at the private health facility led to surveillance by the agency which subsequently exposed the quacks working at the clinic.
They were alleged to have given the wrong diagnosis to unsuspecting patients.
He noted that the illegal act was perpetrated when the hospital operated for months without a registered medical director.
He added that the registered medical director at the clinic, Dr Auwal Ahmad left the hospital months earlier.
The Executive Secretary said Dr Ahmad and the hospital failed to formally notify the Private Health Institution Management Agency.
He further disclosed that the medical director and the proprietor of the clinic would be prosecuted after investigation to serve as a deterrent to others.