PHIMA under the State Ministry of Health has again apprehended another fake medical doctor who claimed to be a qualified doctor in a private maternity home situated along Hadejia Road, Yankaba in Nassarawa Local Government Area.
Another fake Doctor nabbed
By Rafi’atu Dahiru Minjibir
The Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) under the State Ministry of Health has again apprehended another fake medical doctor who claimed to be a qualified doctor in a private maternity home, named Family Maternity and Clinic situated along Hadejia Road, Yankaba in Nassarawa Local Government Area.
Briefing the newsmen shortly after the arrest, Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Usman Tijjani Aliyu explained that the operation was carried out jointly with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Aliyu said the so-called doctor named Samira Abubakar was an Auxiliary Nurse and was performing beyond her capacity as she was discovered to have carried out gynaecological procedures ranging from abortion to Caesarean Section (CS).
“She was also accused of charging exorbitant prices- about N150, 000 for CS only and employing secondary students to serve as nurses in the hospital which is against the ethics of the profession,” Dr. Aliyu added.
He pointed out that already the clinic has been shut down and the case filed before the Criminal Court for further investigation, adding that the police was also informed to bring back the suspect who ran away as at the time the agency descended on the place for the legal action hold sway, says Ismail Garba Gwammaja, the spokesman of the ministry.