The Ekiti State Government on Thursday shut at least five hospitals operating illegally in the city.
Making the announcement, Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, warned residents against patronising quack doctors so as not to put their health in danger.
Yaya-Kolade said that the state government frowned at quackery and would do everything within its powers to provide quality healthcare to the people.
She said, “The intention of the state government is to stamp out quackery in Ekiti and to prevent the way innocent people are being killed by unqualified medical personnel and hospitals.”
The illegal hospitals shut include Omole Hospital, Adedamola Hospital and Divine Citadel Hospital all in Ado-Ekiti while two others in Ilawe-Ekiti – Divine Hospital and Maternity Home – were also affected.