Fake Doctor At KATH: Hospital Management Explains Imposter Did Not Attend To Any Patient At The Hospital

Fake Doctor At KATH: Hospital Management Explains Imposter Did Not Attend To Any Patient At The Hospital

  • The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has said the young guy arrested at the health facility posing as a doctor did not attend to patients
  • The management of KATH has said in a statement that suggestions that the fake doctor may have accessed the personal files are also false
  • According to the hospital, "Dr Williams Cyril Kohen" was accosted at an open space before he was arrested

The management of Kumasi-based Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has debunked reports that the fake doctor arrested at the facility's premises attended to patients.

A guy wearing a scrub dress with the name tag "Dr Williams Cyril Kohen" was arrested at the mega-hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Initial reports said he was first interrogated by hospital staff during routine rounds who later observed that he was an imposter.

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KATH Management Explains Imposter Did Not Attend To Any Patient At The Hospital
The fake doctor "Dr Williams Cyril Kohen" (R) and the entrance of the KATH. Source: Facebook/@kathhospital
Source: Facebook

He was subsequently handed over to the hospital’s police post and transferred to the Central Police Command for further investigation.

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KATH management sets records straight

It is not clear which media houses reported that the imposter had been attending to patients before he was arrested, however, the management of the hospital has said in a statement that some media had reported so.

“The suspect was not found in any of the service points at the hospital but accosted at an open space and could therefore, not be said to have attended to patients as being circulated”, the statement from the KATH management explained.

The KATH statement further disclosed that one of the Directors at the hospital was on her usual rounds when she bumped into the suspect.

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When they saw him, he had a backpack and a stethoscope on a walkway behind the hospital’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) Centre.

The unidentified director then questioned him about his identity and where he worked but his responses were not convincing.

According to the hospital, he said he was "only passing through the hospital to give something to somebody”.

He then began to move away, raising suspicion.

The director raised an alarm and the suspect took to his heels but was arrested by security and handed over to the police.

To assure the public and patients that their confidential medical records are safe, the hospital management said the following:

"The hospital has for some time now computerised its clinical operations and all patient care services are done through its Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS) accessible to only accredited members of staff using their unique passwords."

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that a team of medical staff at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has operated on a five-month-old baby with extra limbs.

The baby was referred from a district hospital, where the mother delivered the child.

Dr Dominic Konadu Yeboah, Senior Specialist in Trauma and Orthopaedic, led the team that performed the surgery.

Goaso Krontihene found dead

Also, the Nana Yenhyira Kwadwo Kumah, the Krontihene of the Goaso Traditional Area, has been reported dead.

Nana Yenhyira Kwadwo Kumah’s dead body was discovered in a bush near the township.

The Ahafo Regional Police Command is investigating the incident, despite no reports of foul play.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.

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