The Ghana Medical and Dental Council has closed down the Advance Body Sculpture Centre in Weija in Accra after it discovered the facility was operating without a license.
The facility, which is a sub-centre of the Obengfo Hospital is reported to be operating illegally and putting the lives of clients at risk.
According to a Starr News report, Dr Dominic Obeng Andoh refused to grant access to a team from the Medical and Dental Council, and a unit from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), to evacuate the facility and close down the centre.
Reports also indicate that the patients at the centre refused to allow themselves to be evacuated and defended Dr. Andoh, stating he was a certified medical practitioner.
Last Friday, Dr. Andoh was arrested and was sent to the CID headquarters for questioning. He was however released and asked to obtain a license before resuming work at the centre, but had failed to comply.
The Registrar of the MDC, Dr Eli Atikpui, stated in an interview that Dr. Andoh was not licensed to practice plastic surgery at the centre.
In 2013, the Advance Body Sculpture Centre drew the attention of the media and medical stakeholders after three people came forward to reveal the negative repercussions of their surgery at the centre.
Dr Atikpui also noted that numerous complaints from the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital had been brought to the attention of the MDC from patients who had suffered severe complications from the procedure at the Body Sculpt Centre.