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HEALTH COMMISSIONER ORDERS FULL INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has directed the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegation of sexual abuse of an unidentified patient at Optimal Cancer Centre, Lagos.

Professor Abayomi gave the directive following the damning viral video on various social media platforms allegedly to have originated from Optimal Care Cancer Centre.

“We are aware of a viral video alleged to have originated from the founder of Optimal Care Cancer Centre and I have directed HEFAMAA to investigate it and report back”, he explained.

The Commissioner further stated that the Agency will deploy a team of monitors to the facility with a view to getting credible information on the allegations.

He assured members of the public that the State Government under the administration of Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will apply appropriate sanctions in accordance with the extant laws if the facility is found not to have complied with set standards. 

“In accordance with the State Government’s zero tolerance for sexual abuse and violence, the matter will also be referred by HEFAMAA to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency for appropriate action that may be warranted”, he stated.

Abayomi, however, called on members of the public to join the State Government in its fight against unprofessional conduct in the State health sector to safeguard the health and well-being of the citizens.

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