19 'doctors' arrested for practicing without certificate

19 'doctors' arrested for practicing without certificate

Nineteen fake doctors have been arrested by the police after being found to be practicing without proper medical certificates.


The culprits were arrested after the Medical and Dental Council engaged the police to help clump down all quack doctors.

19 'doctors' arrested for practicing without certificate

19 fake doctors who have been practising without medical certificates since January 2016

The Registrar of the Council, Dr. Eli Kwasi Atikpui, explained that some of the fake doctors have been practicing since 2016 without medical certificates.

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He noted that some of the culprits were also apprehended after patients raised alarms following a wrong prescription or another misdemeanor.


Touching on the subject, Atikpui said other fake doctors are also in the grips of the Police for not using their authentic certificates.


The Medical and Dental Council registerer said: "For others, we got to know them through leads while checking the authenticity of the certificates they presented when they applied for a job.


"Others were also arrested because they prescribed wrong drugs and the physician followed up."


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So far 14 of such cases are still under investigations, with five culprits already trialed and handed fines and jail terms after being found to be guilt by the court.


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From next year the Medical and Dental Council will issue certificates with special features to doctors to aid in easily identifying the fake ones.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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