Fake Doctor Arrested for Illegal Abortion in Ogun State

A fake Doctor who procured an illegal abortion on a woman at Akute, Ifo Local Government Area has been arrested by Ogun State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM).

According to a statement by the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy,  Mr. Adedayo Adeneye, the woman was said to be six months pregnant.

Adeneye said the state’s Ministry of Health and NANNM had uncovered the crime while monitoring the level of compliance with the Revalidation and Registration Exercise of health facilities across the state.

Over 60 illegal health facilities were shut in different parts of the state during a similar monitoring exercise in 2015.

Confirming the arrest to Punch, the Chairman of NANNM, Mrs. Roseline Solarin, said in the statement that the fake doctor was also discovered to have organised a graduation ceremony for a fake nurse.

While commending the state government in its war against quackery in the health sector, Solarin lamented that fake doctors and nurses were gradually taking over.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, also said the government was ready to combat quackery in the health sector to a standstill.




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