VEDIC Lifecare Shutdown Update: Hospital Obtains License For Expatriate Doctors From MDCN.
Vedic Lifecare Hospital has said that it is working on the reopening of the hospital.
In a chat with newsmen, the hospital located at Lekki, Lagos said three expatriate doctors had received their licenses.
The Chief Operations Officer of the hospital, Dr Tosan Omaghomi disclosed this on Monday.
Omaghomi said the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria had given the doctors their licenses.
The COO revealed that this was possible through a collaboration with MDCN and the Indian High Commission.
“It is important to point out that we have over 17 doctors in our team. All of whom are duly qualified and licensed to practice in Nigeria.
“The expatriate personnel themselves are all highly qualified with over 20 to 30 years of experience internationally. All their documents have been endorsed by the Medical authorities in India or elsewhere.
“Their applications to the MDCN had been submitted before now. And, all requirements complied with were also vetted and endorsed by the Government of India through the Indian High Commission Nigeria.
“Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond our control, there was some delay in the issuance and procurement of their license by the MDCN,” he said.
The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, Lagos, shut down the hospital on October 29.
The hospital was shut down for recruiting “unlicensed expatriates”
The health agency spun into action over concern about the experience and credentials of the foreign health workers.
On reopening the health facility, the COO said that the HEFAMAA are on it.
“Vedic Lifecare Hospital is committed to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. And would never jeopardise the health and well-being of any of our patients by engaging unqualified personnel.
“We apologise to the public. And assure every Nigerian of our commitment to improved service delivery and healthcare to all our patients.
“We would never compromise on our values. Or engage in, consent to, or participate in any scheme that compromises the health and safety of our patients. Regardless of the limitations and circumstance,” he said.
Source: PUNCH HealthWise