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Mediclinic News : 43 FAKE DOCTORS FOUND THIS YEAR

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43 FAKE DOCTORS FOUND THIS YEAR

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2019-11-29

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THE STAR An astonishing 43 bogus doctors have been discovered practising illegally in South Africa this year alone. Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) spokesperson Priscilla Sekhonyana said these illegal medical practitioners preyed on unsuspecting members of the public. She said the majority of the bogus doctors had been found in Sekhonyana said there had been successful convictions, although the data was inconclusive about how many people had been sent to jail. She said these “doctors” pose a risk to patients as they may provide incorrect diagnoses, prescriptions and surgical procedures. Sekhonyana said the HPCSA has established the Inspectorate Office to deal with the issue of illegal practice by unregistered persons. This is working with law enforcement, the National Prosecuting Authority, other regulatory bodies and the public to identify bogus practitioners. She said that if something went wrong with a patient, the HPCSA would have no jurisdiction to discipline unregistered doctors. Although some of the illegal practitioners arrested were foreign nationals, Sekhonyana said the Inspectorate Office has also arrested bogus practitioners who are South African citizens.
Created at 2019/12/02 09:40 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/12/02 09:40 AM by Mediclinic