Anambra State Govt Intensifies Measures to End Quackery, Unwholesome Practices
Written by City Radio on January 26, 2023
The Head of Medical Services, Anambra State Ministry Health, Dr. Ugochukwu Chukwulobelu, has said that the ongoing inspection of hospitals in the state is very critical to the state government, as the Governor Chukwuma Soludo administration is determined to give Ndi Anambra an affordable and efficient healthcare system devoid of quackery and unwholesome attitudes.
Dr. Chukwulobelu spoke to newsmen shortly after the inspection team visited various medical facilities within the city.
He explained that through investigation, the ministry found out that there are a lot of gaps in the system, a reason the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Afam Obidike, mandated the inspection team to move across the state to identity hospitals that are operating below standards, those operating with quack medical personnel, as well as medical facilities cited at an unhygienic places for immediate actions to be taking.
According to the Anambra State Head of Medical Services, the ministry would not want any Onye Anambra to die out of carelessness and unprofessionalism of medical personnel, among others.
He said that they do not give the medical facilities notice of their visits in order to meet them in the way and manner they are operating, and assured that they will continue with the exercise until all the medical facilities in the state are sanitized.
Dr. Chukwulobelu pointed out that government-owned medical facilities are not left out; as the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Obidike and his team have been monitoring their services since he assumed office, which led to their improvement, in addition to the recent employment of over three hundred medical personnel by the Anambra State Government to fill gaps noticed in the government-owned medical facilities.