Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, has said unqualified doctors are performing surgeries in some private hospitals in the state.
Therefore, Yaya-Kolade advised residents to desist from patronising hospitals not approved by the government.
The commissioner spoke in Ado Ekiti during an unscheduled visit of the Anti-quackery Committee to some private hospitals in the state capital on Wednesday.
She said, “We found a lady who is not a nurse injecting a patient and a quack carrying out a cesarean section on a patient suffering from appendicitis. We found a speculum and a regular knife being used for operation in a very dirty environment.”
Yaya-Kolade said she had ordered the closure of two private hospitals in the state capital for allegedly flouting the rules of medical practice in Nigeria.
According to her, arrangements are on to ensure that private hospital doctors in the state display their certificates at the entrance of their hospitals.