Health Facility Shut Down After The Death Of Surgery Patient In Lagos


The Felobam Alpha Convalescent Home was shut down by the Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) for performing surgery on a Mrs Fatimah which led to her untimely demise.

Dr. Abiola Idowu, the boss of HEFAMAA, said that the facility had operated beyond its capacity. She explained that convalescent and nursing homes were not, in any form, permitted by the state Health Law to perform surgeries.

“The facility was shut down on Thursday, 7th April 2022 for non-compliance with the standards it was registered for and operating beyond the category of a Nursing Home. Convalescent or Nursing Homes are not permitted to perform surgeries.”

She stated that the team also found out that the facility also had no qualified personnel as only an auxiliary nurse had been seen at the time the monitors visited. She revealed that the Nursing officer has been referred to the Lagos State branch of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Committee for disciplinary action.

While she sympathised with the family of the deceased, the Executive Secretary had called on the members of the public to continue supporting and cooperating with the State government in its fight against the quackery and illegal operations of facilities by reporting the individuals behind such acts to the Agency in order to safeguard the health and well-being of citizens.

She advised that the owners and operators of health facilities in the state carry out their operations in accordance with the set standards to actualise the vision of the present administration in improving the quality of healthcare provisions to the citizens.