ODHA moves against indiscriminate parking
By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
A bill to amend the law to make provision for the inspection of private health institutions, the establishment of private health institutions’ registration unit and for other purposes incidental thereto or connected therewith, has been committed to the Health Committee of the House of Assembly for scrutiny.
In a debate at plenary on Tuesday, members were of the view that running a private health facility requires absolute adherence to standard best practices.
Mr Akintomide Akinrogunde, representing Okitipupa state constituency II, noted that the proposed amendment to the existing law should be adopted in view of the fact that it would enhance performance at the level of private health facilities.
He stressed the need for legislative backing in order to strengthen the practice of private health facilities in the state, in the interest of the people.
Corroborating this position, the Speaker of the House, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun noted that the presentation of the proposed amendment would eradicate quackery in private health institutions across the state.
He added that it would enhance the security of lives of the citizenry as only accredited health facilities would be allowed to practice, just as it would stimulate the confidence of the people in private health practice.
The proposed amendment was crafted from the Private Health Institutions Law, càp. 132 Volume 111, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
It covers sections 12 and 13 of the extant law.
In another development the House has condemned incessant and indiscriminate parking of vehicles in unauthorized places across the state.
Members noted that faulty vehicles were parked at critical points across the state thus resulting in road accidents, claiming several lives.
To check the menace, the House put forth a motion calling on the Transport Agency of government to set up a taskforce in each local government area, to enhance compliance with the traffic laws of the state.
The House resolved that maximum fines should be imposed on violators of traffic rules in order to check the excesses of motorists.
Members also advised government to establish mobile courts to try violators of traffic rules.
To ensure implementation of the components of the motion, a five-member Committee was inaugurated to work with the Transport Agency, towards ensuring safety on roads across the state.
Members equally called on the Police, the Road Safety Corps and other related agencies to rise to the challenges of maintaining sanity on roads across the state.