Kano agency seals private hospital for violating laws


Kano PHIMA seals Sassauka Clinic and Diagnosis Centre, Rimin Kebe,

By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano

The Kano State Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) has sealed Sassauka Clinic and Diagnosis Centre, Rimin Kebe, over violation of laws, rules and regulations of the Agency.

The Director General of the PHIMA, Prof. Salisu Ahmad Ibrahim, who supervised the closure ot the. Clinic, maintained that it was as a result of violating the laws of the agency by the clinic.

Prof. Salisu explained that in the first place, the name the clinic registered with the PHIMA differs with the name it is currently using, saying that the name of the clinic registered is Sassauka Clinic and Diagnosis but uses Sassauka Hospital without proper documentation that allows them to change the name.

The Director General further stated that the management of the facility also increased their services without notifying the PHIMA, citing the increase from the initial six bed clinic approved for to a 40- bed capacity hospital.

According to him, the law of the Agency stipulated that three medical doctors must be provided to a 40- bed capacity clinic, but in the case of Sassauka clinic it still manages one doctor and he was not always present.

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Prof. Salisu lamented that even the supporting staff that assist in running the clinic were grossly inadequate as far as the standard of operations is concerned.

According to him, “it was based on the above listed offences and other issues that the clinic was closed down, and the owner was invited to the PHIMA in the following week to look at what the law of the Agency stipulates to be guided aright in order to continue the operation upon fulfilling all the requirements.”

The Director General then reiterated the unwavering resolve of the PHIMA to keep on sanitizing activities of the private health institutions in the state, urging them to cooperate with his agencies in order to achieving the goal, which is providing an excellent health service delivery to the people.

He commended Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf for the optimal attention he accorded the healthcare system of the state by putting in the needed strengths and resources to reviving the sector to meet up with the global standard of operations.

Prof. Salisu also appreciated the level of support and guidance of the Commissioner for Health Dr. Abubakar Labaran to the PHIMA and other agencies under the ministry to discharge their activities with all the liberties devoid of interference so that people of state become healthy and thrilled.

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