Obengfo hospital shut down by Health Facilities Regulatory Agency for operating without license

Obengfo hospital shut down by Health Facilities Regulatory Agency for operating without license

- The Obengfo Hospital located at Weija has been shut down by the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA)

- The facility was shut down on Friday, January 29, 2021, for operating without license

- Dr Dominic Obeng-Andoh described the exercise of checking the facility as "an act of mischief"

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The Obengfo Hospital located at Weija junction in Accra has been shut down by the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) for operating without license.

The facility, otherwise known as the Advanced Body Sculpt Centre, was shut down on Friday, January 29, 2021, as part of an enforcement exercise being conducted by the agency.

The HeFRA team, led by its Registrar, Dr Philip Bannor said the agency has the power to shut down any facility which does not meet standards of the Health Institutions and Facilities Act 2011, Act 829.

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Obengfo hospital: Health Facilities Regulatory Agency shuts down Obengfo Hospital

Obengfo hospital: Health Facilities Regulatory Agency shuts down Obengfo Hospital
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When the team visited the hospital on Friday morning, the medical director was asked to produce his operational license but was unable to do so after about 30 minutes of haggling.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Obengfo Hospital, Dr Dominic Obeng-Andoh, described the exercise of checking the facility as "an act of mischief".

He added that the health agency was targeting his facility because they want to create a bad public image for them.

"We have been operating for the last 20 years and there's no way we'll be doing this without a license, " he said.

In a report filed by YEN.com.gh in 2018, medical director of the Obengfo Hospital in Accra, Dominic Obeng-Andoh was being charged for the murder of the deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko, by an Accra District Court.

Dr. Obeng-Andoh and his cleaner, Edward Amponsah, were put before an Accra District Court.

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According to the police, the move is to give investigators ample time to conclude investigations into the strange death of the 37-year-old woman.

In other news, the headteacher who trended in the news some time ago over the infamous kitchen stool saga with his female students has died.

Robert Quaye Nortey Seppeh as he is known in real life died at age 44, on December 7, 2020.

The funeral will be held over the weekend of January 29-31, 2021, with wake-keeping at Awoshie in Accra.

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