Medical quacks rise in Abuja as Minister closes 82 sub-standard medical outfits in 2012

FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed
FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Administration said it closed down 82 sub-standard medical outfits in Abuja in 2012.

The Minister of the FCT, Bala Mohammed, disclosed this after looking into the activities of the Abuja Health and Human Services Secretariat on Thursday, a statement by his spokesman, Muhammad Sule, noted.

Mr. Mohammed disclosed that some of the sub-standard medical outfits have been re-opened immediately after condition for their closure were met; while a fine was paid as a deterrent by the owners.

He said 12 non-medical quacks were also apprehended and handed over to the Police at various Police Stations. He said three of such cases have been charged to Karu Magistrate Court for immediate prosecution.

While lamenting that the activities of medical quacks have been on the rise due to the ever-increasing influx of people into Abuja, he assured that his Administration is on top of the situation.

Mr. Mohammed urged the general public to be cautious of such outfits as they pose a great health danger to the public. He enjoined Abuja residents to urgently raise the alarm when such outfits are suspected to be operating.


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