Plateau NMA arrests fake doctor

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By Israel Adamu,Jos

Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Plateau State has arrested a fake medical doctor practising in the state .

This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Dr Bapigaan William Audu the NMA Chairman in the state and Dr Istifanus Bintum Bako the Public Relations Officer of the Association and made available to newsmen in Jos.

The statement reads that This is to inform our esteemed members and the general public that NMA Plateau in collaboration with the Plateau State Ministry of Health has facilitated the discreet investigation and subsequent arrest of another fake doctor carrying out nefarious activities in schools and worship centres across the state.

The impostor who goes by the names “George Ossai” and “Kelvin Paul” was arrested on Monday 18th March,2024 within Jos metropolis and was transferred to the CID,Police Headquarters Jos the next day.

The statement also reads that the NMA Chairman has given a statement to the police regarding the matter while further investigations are ongoing.

The NMA called on members of the public to report any suspected fake doctor to the NMA Plateau State via any of its officials or via this number 0816 086 2093.

Complaints can also be made to the Inspectorate Unit within the State Ministry of Health Headquarters,Plateau State Secretariat Jos.

The NMA while commending the Security agencies for their cooperation,wishes to use this medium to enjoin the Public to always seek the services of health professionals within the confines of a health facility (clinic, hospital or medical centre) rather than engaging anyone selling ‘medicines’ or claiming to be a medical doctor.

NMA shall continue to assist the Government and citizens in delivering an efficient and effective healthcare delivery system inorder to safeguard the health of Nigerians ; and check the activities of these unscrupulous elements hiding under the guise of health to defraud the unsuspecting public and tarnish the nobility, integrity and professional excellence of the medical profession and doctors.

We also use this avenue to call on other impostors disguising as “doctors” to desist forthwith from carrying on with their illegal acts as the long arm of the law with surely catch up with them they further added .

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