Yusuf Idris, Kaduna
Kaduna State Government has sealed off Zango lslamic Clinic and Maternity Home for operating without license.
The Hospital, located along Zango Road in Tudun Wada, Kaduna South Local Government Area was sealed off by a team from the Ministry of Health, the State Health Establishment Committee in collaboration with the State Nursing and Midwifery Committee.
Speaking to newsmen after the sealed off, the Director, Nursing and Midwifery, Kaduna State Ministry of Health, Salihatu Aminu, said there was an advert that went viral on the social media calling for application from interested applicants to be trained as Nurse and Traditional birth attendant within a year.
“Our attention was drawn to the advert on the 20th of August 2020 and on the 21st of August 2020 we went to the clinic and we did not find anything that look like a nursing training school rather a building been used as a clinic.
“Inside the clinic there are labour rooms, Theater room, male and female wards all of which are substandard.
“The Staff we met on ground were unqualified and parading as Nurses and Doctors.
“we were left with no option than to seal- off the premises” She said.
Salihatu Aminu warned the public to desist from patronizing such illegal clinics that seem cheap in their thinking, saying they lack the expertise and ethics and it is dangerous to patronize such places.
Similarly, Secretary National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Christiana Bawa said National headquarters of the Association drew the attention of Kaduna State Chapter to the advert, asking how a training of three- and Five-years program can be completed in one year.
“We contacted the Ministry of Health and investigation revealed that there is nothing like a training school at the address on the advert but what they called a clinic.
“There are requirements for Establishment of a Nursing Training School, so we will ensure that the regulations are adhered to.
“We are here to save the lives of the Zango Community that has been subjected to quacks treatment by the owners of the unregistered clinic” She said
The Secretary, Private Health Establishment, Aliyu Bala Shehu said the clinic breached the laid down rules and regulations.
He warned residents to desist from patronizing unaccredited facilities because they are death houses that must be avoided.