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Fake medical officer arrested at Anyinam

BY: Mary Gyekyewaa Gyekye
Fake medical officer arrested at Anyinam
Fake medical officer arrested at Anyinam

The Anyinam District Police have arrested a man, Nkrumah Kankam, for practising medicine without a licence at Anyinam in the Atiwa East District of the Eastern Region.

Kankam, believed to be in his mid 40s, was allegedly arrested in the early hours of last Monday and kept in police custody.

Complainants

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According to the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh, two persons from the investigative unit of the Medical and Dental Council, reported that Kankam was suspected to be practising medicine without certification.

The two, Mr Bright Atsu Fuglo, an Administrative Manager, and Mr Desmond Asamoah of the Medical and Dental Council,chanced upon Kankam at the Yesu Krom Medical Centre during a head count of medical doctors, physician assistants and certified registered anesthetists at Anyinam.

Consulting room

DSP Tetteh said the police, along with the two complainants, went to the Yesu Krom Medical Centre and met Kankam in a consulting room practising medicine without licence.

Kankam, he said, had 15 patient folders and one stethoscope in his possession, which were all retrieved and retained for evidential purpose.

DSP Tetteh urged the general public to report any suspicious activity to the police, to facilitate the swift arrest of persons who flouted the law.