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Lagos State Seals Vedic Hospital In Lekki For Employing Unlicensed Foreign Doctors

Vedic Lifecare Hospital in Lekki has been closed by the Lagos State Government.

The establishment at Plot 6, Olabanji Olajide Street has been closed by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA).

Dr. Abiola Idowu, the hospital’s executive secretary, claimed the hospital had been sanctioned for employing expats who were not licensed to practice medicine.

“The facility was shut down for engaging three foreign doctors and a nurse with unverified certificates and without licenses from any professional body”, she noted.

Idowu explained that the closure does not affect the in-patients already admitted.

Chairman, HEFAMAA Governing Board, Dr. Yemisi Solanke-Koya, said there will be continuous regulatory oversight of hospitals in Lagos.

The authorities discovered some bring in Foreign-Based Transient Medical Doctors who treat patients, perform medical procedures and leave the country after a few weeks/months.

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