Coun­cil clamps down on fake hospi­tal in Ilorin

Daily Trust - - HEALTH - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

The Med­i­cal and Den­tal Coun­cil of Nige­ria (MDCN) have raided a fake hospi­tal in Ilorin, the Kwara State cap­i­tal.

Var­i­ous doc­u­ments and a med­i­cal cer­tifi­cate be­lieved to be stolen were found dur­ing the raid.

Springsway Hospi­tal which is lo­cated in a hid­den cor­ner at Oko Erin area of the state cap­i­tal, Daily Trust learnt runs a 24hours ser­vice and caused many vic­tims their lives.

Head of In­spec­torate, MDCN Dr. Ok­wuo­kenye Henry who was in Ilorin on the in­struc­tion of the coun­cil’s reg­is­trar, Dr. Ab­dul­mu­mini Ibrahim, said the coun­cil re­ceived a pe­ti­tion against the said hospi­tal that is be­ing op­er­ated by a fake doc­tor who has been car­ry­ing out surg­eries and fer­til­ity op­er­a­tions on his vic­tims.

”Dur­ing the raid dis­cov­ered that the

we let­ter for the reg­is­tra­tion of the hospi­tal was writ­ten by the fake doc­tor who used the name of one Dr. Ji­moh A.A as the over­seer of the hospi­tal, and an­other Dr. Adeyemi as the med­i­cal di­rec­tor in charge of the hospi­tal.

“From in­ves­ti­ga­tions, both doc­tors de­nied know­ing Olai­tan O. Lanre who opened the hospi­tal while Dr. Adeyemi who is said to be med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the hospi­tal and whose cer­tifi­cate was also used to reg­is­ter the hospi­tal when con­tacted, and from his file in our of­fice, is work­ing with Hospi­tal Man­age­ment Board in Ibadan. Lanre’s op­er­a­tions at the hospi­tal is to­tally fraud,” Henry said

The head of the in­spec­torate said the two doc­tors in­dicted by the doc­u­ments found at the hospi­tal have been sum­moned to ap­pear be­fore the coun­cil.

Di­rec­tor Med­i­cal Ser­vices and Train­ing, Kwara State min­istry of health, Dr. Subair Erubu, said the hospi­tal didn’t reg­is­ter as a hospi­tal but as a clinic and ma­ter­nity to carry out mi­nor treat­ments on peo­ple. But they were sur­prised that the clinic has gone be­yond what is ex­pected of it by car­ry­ing out surg­eries for case that does not even re­quire such.”

Mean­while the head of in­spec­torate of the MDCN has or­dered that the place be locked up un­til all the is­sues are re­solved and gave po­lice the go ahead to ar­rest Mr Olai­tan O. Lanre.

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