The Cross River State Private Hospital Regulatory Board has shut down fourteen health facilities in the state for medical quackery and substandard operations.
The Chairman of the Board, Norbert Mogar who announced this in Calabar, said the facilities were shut down between 2017 and 2019.
According to Mogar, the intensified surveillance was carried out with a view to curbing the rate of medical quackery in the state, especially in the remote areas. He said action had prevented the reckless and unwarranted loss of lives and morbidities at varying degree through anti-quackery crusade.
The private hospital regulatory board was inaugurated in 2007.
It has shut down no fever than 14 health facilities for medical quackery and substandard operations from 2017 to date.
While highlighting the achievements of the board in three years, Mogar said it carried out a mapping of all private facilities across the state for easy evaluation.