The Ghana Medical and Dental Council, in collaboration with the police, has arrested a fake doctor who operated a private clinic at Abelemkpe, a suburb of Accra.
The suspect, Allotey Addo, who had been operating for six years, was chanced upon while treating patients at the Asamoah Clinic on November 1, 2018.
Reports from the Medical and Dental Council revealed that even though Addo claimed he had been trained as a medical doctor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
Technology (KNUST), Kumasi and completed in 2004, after which he did his housemanship at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, he was unable to produce certificates to back his claim that he was a certified medical practitioner.
Addo has also not been registered by the Medical and Dental Council, the regulatory body.
A patient on admission at the time of the arrest, according to the council, was evacuated to the emergency unit of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
Narrating the arrest to the media, the Deputy Registrar of the council, Dr Divine Ndonbi Banyubala, said on November 1, 2018, the Medical and Dental Council, as part of its routine visit to some health facilities in the city, spotted a clinic at Abelemkpe near the Marwako Restaurant with the name Asamoah Clinic.
Latest Ghana News Headlines
For today’s latest Ghana news, visit our headlines page Ghana news headlines.
Do you have a news item that should be featured on My News Ghana?
Please send to [email protected]. For advertisement enquiries, partnerships, complaints etc. please call +233 0545064096