Kwara Commissioner urges police not to harass health workers
The Kwara Commissioner for Health, Dr. Atolagbe Alege, has appealed to the state Commissioner of Police, Olusola Amore, to advise his men to stop harassing health personnel in the state.
Alege made the plea on Tuesday during an advocacy call on the commissioner in Ilorin to seek for friendship and partnership with the police.
According to him, there is need to caution the police patrol team to desist from harassing health practitioners in the name of checking their licence of practice.
The commissioner said that the state government has put measures in place to curb quackery in the medical profession.
Alege said that the state government needs the support of the police to curb quackery, especially in the private hospitals.
The commissioner said that this would bring about the needed development in the health sector.
Responding, Amore said his men were always ready to partner with the health workers, adding that there was existing partnership with the Nigerian Medical Association.