A fake doctor has been apprehended after deceiving many patients serving as a doctor for 20 years without a licence and certificate.
Dr. Adams Arimeyaw has been practicing as a fake doctor for 20 years
A quack doctor, who has been practicing for 20 years without a licence and certificate has been apprehended by the police. He was arrested at Madina, near Accra in Ghana, where he operated a healthcare facility from a compound house.
According to Daily Graphic, the fake doctor, who gave his name as Dr Adams Arimeyaw is believed to be in his mid-50s, was operating the healthcare facility, ‘Covenant Clinic,” in unhygienic conditions which posed a health risk to his clients.
He was arrested during a special exercise by the Medical and Dental Council’s investigative team, with the assistance of the Madina Divisional Police.
It was gathered that the fake doctor had claimed he was trained in Europe but could not mention the particular medical school he attended, the country where it is located and was also inconsistent with the year he graduated.
It was also revealed that the man also acted as a pharmacist and laboratory technician. He was found with a large quantity of pregnancy test kits and hundreds of used and unused syringes and needles in one of the rooms.
The fake doctor operated a fake clinic called Convenat Clinic
Additionally, it was revealed he boiled water with a kettle on a gas cylinder and used that as a sterilizer.
Three cubicles with the inscription ‘recovery room’ had six beds which looked like delivery beds and four broken-down wheelchairs.
Folders believed to contain the records of patients who patronised the clinic’s services were inappropriately kept.
The Registrar of the Ghana Medical and Dental Council, Dr Eli Kwasi Atikpui, confirmed the arrest and said the suspect was arrested last Thursday and handed over to the Accra Regional Police Command.
He said: “I am amazed people could walk into such a facility to receive health care,”
Investigation into the matter is still ongoing.