Fake Doctor Nabbed For Carrying Out Illegal Abortion

Fake Doctor Nabbed For Carrying Out Illegal AbortionA fake doctor who allegedly performed an illegal abortion of a six month pregnancy in Akute, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State has been arrested.

The crime was uncovered by a supervisory team of the State Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) while monitoring the level of compliance of the re-validation and registration exercise of health facilities in the State.

Chairman of NANNM, Roseline Solarin who disclosed this during an interview added that the fake doctor was also discovered to have organised a graduation ceremony for a fake nurse.

She, however reiterated the readiness of the professional body to lead the fight against quackery in the health sector.

“This particular suspect conducted a graduation ceremony for a fake nurse. Let me assure that the NANNM is now fully ready to cooperate with the State Government in the fight against quackery in the State health sector.

Any nurses or doctor found practicing without the prerequisite certificate would be arrested and prosecuted” Solarin said.

While commending the state government for taking bold steps in fighting quackery in the health sector, Solarin lamented that fake doctors and nurses are gradually taking over the profession but  warned that anyone caught practicing without the prerequisite certificate would be prosecuted and shown the way out of the system.

Reacting to the development, the
declared that government was ready to combat quackery in the health sector to a standstill, expressing regret that a large number of unsuspecting members of the public had been victims of this practice

Ipaye declared that the state would not be a comfort zone for quack health personnel, warning that any health facility caught operating with fake documents or not having the new approved signboards by the state government would be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the state.

“I want to urge members of the public to always patronize approved health facilities that have signboards with the new colour and coded number, which can offer them better and qualitative health care services.

”The Governor has mandated officials of the Ministry to arrest and prosecute anyone found operating facilities with fake documents” Ipaye said.

To send the right signal in this direction, over 60 illegal health facilities were shut down in different parts of the state during similar monitoring exercises in 2016.

UBTH Nurses Protest Against Kidnap Of Colleague In Edo

Nurses at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) have demanded the immediate release of their abducted colleague, Mrs Rita Aiwerela, who was kidnapped on Sunday in the state’s capital.

The Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in UBTH, Osigbeme Augustine, decried the upsurge in the rate of kidnap across Nigeria.

The Secretary NANNM in UBTH, Austin Owenaze, also said the family of the victim told them that the abductors were demanding a ransom of 10 million Naira.

He wondered how the family would get such amount of money and called for Mrs Aiwerela’s unconditional release.

The nurses made the demand on Tuesday during a peaceful demonstration at the UBTH premises in Benin City, southern Nigeria.

They expressed worries about the worsening insecurity in Nigeria, especially in Edo State.

They have called on the Edo State government and the security agencies to ensure the release of their colleague.