12 Quack Doctors Arrested, Clinics Shut

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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

1 comment

  1. AduragbaPrayerpoint

    The Medical and dental council of Nigeria practicing fee receipt or certificate for the current year is preferable to NMA identity card and can be pasted either in the reception hall or the doctor’s consulting room. While the former is statutory, the later is not absolute as you are not compelled by law to belong to NMA.The issue of eradication of quackery has been a monster to successive health/medical leaders because of poverty, ignorance and inappropriate health seeking behaviour but we must start somewhere.

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