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11.10.2019 Health

Medical And Dental Council Disowns Obengfo Despite Acquittal

By News Desk
Medical And Dental Council Disowns Obengfo Despite Acquittal
OCT 11, 2019 HEALTH

The Medical and Dental Council says the owner of the Obengfo Hospital, Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng continues to be an unregistered medical practitioner despite his acquittal by an Accra Circuit court.

He had been charged for being an unregistered practitioner and operating an unlicensed health facility.

The Court said it did not find him culpable per the way the charges were framed by the prosecution.

But speaking to Citi News, Registrar of the Council Dr. Eli Atikpui said Dr Obengfo has still not renewed his license since 2012

“I wish to indicate that as we speak, the practitioner has not renewed his registration with the medial and dental council to practice…He is not in good standing with the Medical and dental council and if you are not in good standing with the medical and dental council, you cannot practice.”

On the court case in court, he did not comment saying “we need to make a presentation to the Board for the board to make a decision on the way forward.”

Ahead of the court proceedings, Dr. Obeng-Andoh was being investigated over the death of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko, at his medical facility.

According to the mother of the deceased, Nana Akosua Animah, her 37-year-old daughter fell ill and sought medical attention at the Obengfo Hospital but died after her admission.

In January 2017, the Medical and Dental Council closed down Obengfo Hospital for operating illegally.

That was the second legal action the facility faced after the Council first revoked Dr. Obeng-Andoh's license in 2013 for operating illegally.

Dr Obeng-Andoh was, in December 2016, also arrested over the same issue after the Dental and Medical Council said it had received several complaints of medical complications from some persons who had patronised the facility.

---citinewsroom

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