64-year-old quack doctor arrested in Ho

stethoscopeThe Police on Wednesday March 13, this year raided and closed a “medical facility” being illegally operated in Ho by one John Wegbe, 64, a retired Laboratory Technician, as the consulting physician.

Mr Kingsley Amankwah, Municipal Police Crime Officer told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the police acted on a hint by a source at the Volta Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service.

He said the Police officers moved in and found Mr Wegbe at work in the classrooms of the defunct Rehabilitation and Training Centre (RTC) of the Department of Social Welfare, near the central market.

Mr Amankwah said Wegbe had a consulting room, laboratory and ward with five beds where he admitted patients.

Mr Amankwah said items seized at the illegal facility include syringes and needles, intravenous infusions and assorted drugs.

He said Wegbe conceded that he did not have the professional license to offer the health services he was rendering, and had also not registered his premises.

Mr Amankwa said Wegbe told the police that he started the processes to register the facility sometime ago but abandoned it and pleaded for leniency.

He said the police have information that Wegbe had illegally operated a facility on the same line in the past while he was in active service and was sanctioned.

Source: GNA

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