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Vedic Hospital in Lekki sealed by Lagos state for employment of unlicensed foreign doctors

The Lagos State Government has shut Vedic Lifecare Hospital in Lekki

Vedic Hospital

The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) sealed the Vedic facility located at Plot 6, Olabanji Olajide Street.

Executive Secretary, Dr Abiola Idowu, said the hospital was sanctioned for employing expatriates not certified to practice.

“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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