Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Quack clinic operator arrested in Yobe

The accused claimed to have a diploma in community health.

• August 4, 2021
Muhammad Gana
A photo of Muhammad Gana used to illustrate the story [Photo credit : Daily Trust]

The proprietor of an illegal clinic and maternity centre in Yobe State, Eseh Francis, has been arrested by security operatives in the state.

Commissioner for Health in Yobe, Muhammad Gana, commended the security operatives when he received the report of the state’s health inspectorate team in Damaturu on Wednesday.

He also applauded the efforts of the village head of Buduwa, Jakusko Local Government and the Primary Health Care Centre staff  for promptly reporting the illegal facility in the community.

The director of Medical Services and chairman of the inspection team, Garba Fika, said while inspecting the facility, Gaskiya Clinic and Maternity, it was found to be far below standard and had no approval to operate in any capacity.

“The proprietor was interviewed in the presence of the village head, director, primary health care and the inspectorate team. He was found to be unfit to operate a clinic and maternity centre.

“The accused, who claimed to have a Diploma in Community Health, was handed over to the police for prosecution,” Mr Fika said.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu and Aishatu Binani


Adamawa residents told to vote for Tinubu, not Atiku

Ms Binani urged Adamawa electorate to consider Mr Tinubu ahead of other presidential candidates, including Atiku Abubakar.

Nigeria Farmers


Early Rainfall: Kaduna, Kano, Katsina farmers weigh options

Some farmers observed that when the rainy season commenced early, it also usually ended early.



TETFund, IFC begin employability programme for higher institutions

TETFund said the move was part of efforts to improve employability in the country.

Danish protesters


Thousands protest over Denmark’s move to abolish Christian holiday

The Christian holiday that falls on the fourth Friday after Easter dates to 1686.

United Kingdom Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Liewllyn-Jones


UK ambassador lauds NRC legacy documentation

NRC is partnering Oxford University to document the corporation’s legacy.



Google launches Bard AI to rival ChatGPT

Google is coming out soon with its version of ChatGPT called Bard.