In a bid to reduce the menace of child trafficking, unnecessary loss of lives of children and increase in street Children, Cross River State Government has called on illegal maternity and orphanage homes to register of face the law.
The Commissioner for Health Dr. Betta Edu made the call in a statement issued in Calabar calling on all Maternity Homes and Orphanages to acquire an operational License within the next 14 days.
Dr. Edu who frowned at the act of some of these illegal medical homes said there is a need for proper supervision and monitoring of their operations
She Condemned the way some of the illegal medical homes have turned their ventures into revenue generating businesses stating that such practices won’t be tolerated in the state henceforth.
“The administration of Prof. Ben Ayade has vowed to combat and put to an end to certain ill practices that are detrimental to the healthy and peaceful living of every citizen of Cross River State” She added in the statement.