Edo State Government has ordered the closure of five privately owned health institutions in Edo North Senatorial district, saying they fell short of operational standards.
The affected clinics are Care Medical Centre, Ewan, Greater Glory/ Laboratory Services, Okpella, Rena Nursing and Maternity Home, Okpella, Divine Maternity and Okpella Nursing and Maternity Home.
State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aihanuwa Eregie in a statement said, the closed health centres were operating above their operational licence and have also failed to register or renew their licenses.
She expressed sadness at the unhygienic environment some of the clinics were operating and threatened to sanction others that failed to meet maximum operational standard.
She however ordered the closed clinics to report at her office.