On 29/Sep/2017 / In Press Publications
It has come to the attention of the Lagos State Government that some health facilities engage in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services eg. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other advanced medical procedures which should only by carried out by duly qualified and accredited specialists.
Furthermore, unethical practices such as paid advertisements and promos are being conducted without due recourse to extant laws and guidelines. Reports of extortion, unorthodox practices and even incompetence abound and have now reached alarming and totally unacceptable levels
All facilities illegaly conducting any advanced medical procedures such as IVF, transplantation, gene and or stem therapy without the duly registered expertise and accreditation to do same are hereby put on notice and should be ready to face the wrath of the law.
Facilities offering Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Services within the state should by 4:00pm on Monday 16th October 2017 ensure the commencement of their accreditation update with the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) by providing the following details:
Governance structure for such services
Details of ART services offered
Details of the ART personnel available in your facility
Details of specific equipment available n your facility to carry out these services
Members of the public seeeking advanced medical procedures such as mentioned above are advised to be vigilant in order to avoid being swindled
Please be warned
signed: permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, The Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos State
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