FCTA vows to seal health facilities providing poor services
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to seal any health facility providing substandard services within the territory.
Abubakar Ahmadu, the Director, Medical and Diagnostic, Health and Human Services Secretariat FCTA, issued the warning while addressing journalists after an inspection on Tuesday in Abuja.
Private Health Establishments Registration and Monitoring Committee (PHERMC), under the Department of Medical and Diagnostics, embarked on a three-day monitoring tour of health facilities in Abuja.
Mr Ahmadu said any facility found to be performing below the recommended standard or seen to render any service beyond the scope approved would be sealed off.
He said that the essence of the exercise was to have an intensive inspection of the private health facilities in the FCT to ensure that facilities registered with PHERMC function according to the services they were to provide.
Ahmadu said: “So far, what we have seen is that some facilities that were registered earlier are still maintaining the standard that we expect of them.
”But so far, we have had cause to seal the services of one particular facility, which was providing services beyond its registered scope.”
He said that whereas some facilities have provided optimum services according to the approval granted by PHERMC, some have been discovered to perform below par.
Mr Ahmadu strongly warned that the administration would be quick to seal any facility that failed to provide optimum service to the residents of FCT.
Ahmadu said that any facility operating below standard without qualified personnel would be shut down.
The team, divided into five groups, is expected to inspect not less than 200 health facilities within the next three days.
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