8 Health care facilities shut down for illigal Abortion
A clinic in Kumasi suspected to be performing illegal abortion has been shut down by the Health Facility Regulatory Agency (HeFRA).
The Lake Road Clinic is among nine facilities locked up in a two-day exercise aimed at sanitising the health service delivery sector.
All nine were found to be unlicensed with some recruiting persons with no training in the health profession.
HeFRA through its intelligence picked information that the Lake Road Clinic conducted illegal abortions and other gynaecologic procedures without the requisite licensing. At the time of the visit, the inspection team picked unhygienic and unregistered medical equipment used in surgical procedures.
Personnel performing medical services were also unlicensed.
“We saw several equipment that seemed were being used but have not been washed or cleaned. We saw the operating table and the state it was in. It wasn’t in the best of shape.
“We didn’t meet the Doctor that works there but the people that were picked didn’t have a license to say they were nurses or whatever,” Registrar for HeFRA, Dr. Philip Bannor led the operation.
At the Mediscience Laboratory at Bantama, the owner of the facility claimed to have the necessary qualification to man the facility but failed to provide documents.
Ben Will also claimed to have started the necessary procedure to acquire a license.
Nonetheless the facility was closed down with Mr. Will being picked up for further investigation.
Osbon diagnostics, Sonoscan Diagnostic Centre and Focus Medical Diagnostics are among facilities shutdown on the second day of the exercise.