Executive Secretary, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), Abiola Idowu, has urged health facilities yet to complete the renewal of their online registration with the agency to do so in order to avoid being sanctioned.
Idowu, who gave the advice on Wednesday at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, disclosed that the agency, at its board last meeting in March 2020, decided to shift the deadline for the online renewal of registration from the initial date of May 31 to July 31, and put on hold the increment in the registration renewal fees due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resultant economic impact on business owners.
She explained that all healthcare facilities in the state are required by law to register with the agency and renew their registration annually, adding that any facility that fails to renew its licences within the stipulated period is operating illegally and would attract appropriate sanctions.
“If a facility does not renew its registration within the stipulated period, then it means it is not registered, therefore, it is operating illegally,” she said.
The Executive Secretary hinted that the e-platform created by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration was aimed at helping facility owners to renew their licences online to reduce physical contact during the Coronavirus pandemic.
She, therefore, enjoined owners of such facilities across the state to take advantage of HEFAMAA e-portal to complete their registration renewal online and keep abreast of the programmes and activities of the agency.
Idowu assured that the agency would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that operators of health facilities in the state and the public at large are in possession of the right information to achieve the vision of the present administration in delivering quality healthcare services to Lagosians.