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Oromia Health Bureau Shuts Down Forty Clinics, Pharmacies in Jimma

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The Oromia Health Bureau announced that it has shut down 40 clinics and pharmacies, which have said were providing services that are not according to the law stipulated.

“Shutting down has come after an emergency control and inspection on the health institutions,” Mulugeta Zeleke, Bureau’s Inspection Team leader told the Ethiopian News Agency.


“Lack of sanitation, unregulated usage of equipment’s, providing services not incommensurate with their ability,” are also the other reasons mentioned by Mulugeta. He added: “those organizations used to cheat the society by advertising as if they are working on the state-of-the-art technology”.

The businesses remains closed as long as their service provision to the society is improved, according to Mulugeta. The Bureau has also sent an ultimatum for 18 other similar institutions to improve way of doing their job.

Residents of Jimma says that experienced Doctors are found in private health organizations, albeit their doubt on quality of laboratory examinations and the high cost of medication incurred by the society.

Close to 100 private health organizations are operating in Jimma City.