Lagos State Government Seals 34 Health Facilities | Read Why

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Government has closed down 34 medicine outlets in the state over non-compliance to regulatory standards.

The affected outlets were in  Somolu, Bariga, Gbagada and Ifako in Somolu and Kosofe Local Government Areas as well as Bale and Savage Streets in Orile Iganmu Local Council Development Area, LCDA.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof.  Akin Abayomi who disclosed this after reviewing the report of the recent monitoring, inspection and enforcement exercises carried out by the Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Food, explained that the affected outlets were shut for violating the laws guiding the operations of sale of medicines in the state.

“The sealing of the affected medicine outlets was in accordance with the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provision Act of 1999,” he noted.

Prof. Abayomi explained further that the affected premises were sealed for offences including inappropriate storage conditions of drugs, having unskilled persons handling and dispensing drugs, sale of drugs by illegal shop owners, stocking of expired drugs and sale of drugs in market places.

“The Task Force enforcement activities in Shomolu and Bariga LGA was a follow up to previous enforcement exercise conducted in the areas in October which is aimed at compliance. The revisit revealed a significant success in the war against fake drugs and illegal drug shops in Lagos as 16 shops earlier sealed were met evacuated and are no longer involved in illegal sale of drugs,” he said.

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