According to the news reaching us,The Nasarawa State Ministry of Health
Inspectorate Unit has shut 126 illegal
health facilities in Karu Local Government
Area of the state.
The leader of the team, Dr. Thomas Affi,
said the action was to check the activities of
quacks in the health sector.
According to the team leader, who spoke after an inspection tour of private health establishments in Karu, said there was need to check quackery in the health sector.
Affi, who is the Director of Clinical Service
in the ministry, noted that the activities of
quacks had negatively affected the health
needs of many people.
He also said the exercise was meant to identify registered and unregistered clinics and hospitals in the state.
Affi added that the tour was embarked
upon for the benefit of the people.
“His Excellency, Governor Tanko Al-Makura
and the Commissioner for Health, Dr.
Emmanuel Akabe, have empowered us to
embark on the exercise in order to tackle
quackery, unhealthy practices in order to
safeguard the lives of Nigerians.
“We began this exercise in March in Karu,
we covered a total of 112 clinics and
hospitals out of which only 16 clinics have
their operational licenses, while 96 are
operating illegally and were immediately
“We continued on Monday, May 11, and we
discovered 30 new illegal clinics and
hospitals, they were also closed down
immediately, bringing the total to 126 that
were shut in Karu Local Government Area.
“After thorough investigation, we
discovered that these 126 clinics and
hospitals have not done formal registration
and have no operational licence,” he said.
Affi said the state government appreciated
the contribution of the private health
establishments in the state, but said the
right things must be done to sanitise the