The Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, has said 60 illegal clinics, where abortions might have taken place, were shut down between 2016 and now.
Roseline Solarin, chairman of NANNM, said this during a check on health facilities in Ogun State to ensure they are duly registered with the body. Also, a fake doctor alleged to have carried out an illegal abortion of a six month pregnancy in Akute, Ifo Local Government Area of the state, was arrested.
“This particular suspect conducted a graduation ceremony for a fake nurse. Let me assure that the NANNM is now fully ready to cooperate with the State Government in the fight against quackery in the State health sector.
Any nurses or doctor found practicing without the prerequisite certificate would be arrested and prosecuted”, said Solarin. She lamented the upsurge of quacks in nursing professions and commended government’s effort at stamping them out.
Babatunde Ipaye, commissioner of health in Ogun State, echoed Solarin.
”The Governor has mandated officials of the Ministry to arrest and prosecute anyone found operating facilities with fake documents,” Ipaye said.