Twelve quack medical doctors have been arrested and four illegal clinics have been shut down by the Rivers State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA.
This follows its campaign against quackery in the state in the last five months.
Dr. Ibitrokoemi Krubo, the Chairman of NMA gave this breakdown while reviewing the campaign against quackery by the association.
He said the campaign by the NMA is as a result of its association’s zero tolerance for quackery, assuring that the campaign would continue.
Krubo appealed to the public to assist the association in its fight against quackery by reporting cases of poor professional practices by medical doctors they sufficiently suspect their competence.
He advised patients to insist on seeing the NMA identity cards of a doctor before treatment.
—Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt