The Kaduna State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has raised an alarm over the activities of quacks who disguise themselves as medical doctors.
The association disclosed that a group of professional fraudsters parading as medical doctors is on the prowl in various parts of the state, practising and promoting quackery at exorbitant prices and great risk to people’s health.
The state NMA Chairman, Dr. Muhammed Ibrahim, raised the alarm at a news conference ahead of the association’s 2015 Physicians’ Week and Scientific Conference coming up in one week.
Dr. Ibrahim said that the activities of quack doctors were gradually tarnishing the image of the profession and therefore needed urgent attention to address.
According to him, tackling the complaints about cases of malpractice and quackery received by the association on weekly basis, requires the cooperation and commitment of the public, the practitioners and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
Dr Muhammad called on the public and practitioners to report suspected cases of quackery to the Nigerian Medical Association, the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, the regulatory council and also the Police.