A committee inaugurated by Alhaji Tijjani Matata, the Chairman of the Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State, has discovered 130 hospitals and pharmacies operated by fake doctors.
During its investigation, according to the committee, it was discovered that one of the fake doctors has a secondary school certificate, while another was an electrician that owned an eight-bed hospital and claimed to treat different illnesses in the hospital.
Alhaji Abubakar Musa Karafe, the chairman of the committee, lamented that one of the fake doctors infused HIV-positive blood in a woman who attended his clinic for the treatment of malaria.
Following a series of complaints received from residents over the proliferation of private hospitals and pharmacies in their various villages, he explained that an investigation had to be carried out to ascertain the situation.
He further lamented that the committee even found an electrical engineer operating a private hospital and attending to patients, prescribing drugs, administering drips, blood and even attending to pregnant women.
“We even found one who is a traditional medicine vendor, but he admitted cholera patients. We had to evacuate them to the hospital for proper treatment. Most of them don’t even have basic knowledge about health,” he stressed.
The chairman said one of the fake doctors said that he was a nurse but was later discovered to have only a secondary school leaving certificate.
He assured that all those found guilty would face the full wrath of the law.
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