The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has sealed off two health facilities for providing services below the recommended standard within the territory.
The decision was reached when the Private Health Establishments Registration and Monitoring Committee (PHERMC) under the FCTA’s Department of Medical and Diagnostics embarked on a monitoring tour of health facilities in the nation’s capital.
Speaking to newsmen after the exercise, the Registrar of PHERMC, Dr Ayuba Kazzah, who led the team, said the facilities were sealed off because they were found to be performing below the recommended standard, as well as rendering services beyond the scope approved for them.
He said the purpose of the visit was to ascertain the level of compliance of health facilities in the territory to the new minimum guidelines set for them as a prerequisite to get full registration.
Kazzah said, “The purpose of the tour is to see our registered facilities and access their level of compliance to the minimum guidelines set for them for registration, to see if they can be given full registration because presently they are on provisional registration.’’
Owner of one of the sealed facilities, Rhoda Michael Adiya, told newsmen that, “The place is closed down because of the advert posted on our wall advertising for staff beyond our scope of operation and lack of control when we compare the tests and results.”