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Health News of Tuesday, 3 January 2023


Fake doctor infuses HIV-positive blood in woman with malaria in Kano

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A total of 130 hospitals and pharmacies operated by faked doctors in the Tudun Wada Local Government Council, in Kano State, have been busted by a committee inaugurated by the LG Chairman, Alhaji Ahmad Tijjani Matata.

According to report, these fake doctors were discovered to have no experience with highest qualification were said to be secondary school certificate, while another was found to be an electrical engineer who owned an eight-bed hospital that treats different illnesses.

Speaking the press, chairman of the committee, Alhaji Abubakar Musa Karafe said that upon discovery, one of the fake doctors infused HIV-positive blood in a woman that was suffering from malaria.
Karafe said;

“It is disheartening that we even found an electrical engineer operating a private hospital and attending to patients; prescribing drugs, administering drips, blood and even attending to pregnant women. One of them even added HIV-positive blood to one woman.

“We even found one who is a traditional medicine vendor, but he admitted cholera patients. We had to evacuate them to the hospital for proper treatment. Most of them don’t even have basic knowledge about health.

“One of them said he was a nurse, and later we discovered he only has a secondary school leaving certificate.”

The fake doctors were said to have originated from Kaduna state. However, Karafe stated that actions will be taken against these doctors.