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Fake doctor admits patients, transfuses blood in medicine store

Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs has arrested a fake medical practitioner, Ifetayo Williams Olowolayemo, for allegedly operating illegal hospital in Akure, Ondo State.

Olowolayemo was arrested during the monitoring exercise of the task force set up by the state government to check counterfeit drugs, hospitals and drug dispensary.

The suspect was operating an illicit hospital and admitting patients under the guise of a patient medicine store.

 

He operated the hospital known as Olowolayemo Excel Medicine Store located around Tiper Garage, Arakale, Akure.

Various controlled and banned drugs, injections such as Enagin, were found in his possession, in a filthy environment where he was suspected to have been carrying out various nefarious activities.

Some of his activities included administering drips, transfusing blood with wrong instruments, injecting his victims with banned and dangerous injections and disposal of medical wastes in an unlawful manner.

Olowolayemo, who was paraded by the officials of the state Ministry of Health, was handed over to the law enforcement agents for prosecution.

Speaking after the parade, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, said government would deal decisively with quarks, fake and counterfeit drug dealers.

According to him, government holds dear the lives of residents and will not allow anybody to toil with people’s lives in the name of making money.

Adegbenro, who spoke through the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Dipo Durojaye, said government would not hesitate to prosecute those operating hospitals under the guise of patient medicine store and endangering the lives of residents.

Briefing the media after the monitoring exercise by the task force, the commissioner advised residents to be careful where they seek medical care as there are accredited facilities all around to meet their health care needs.

Adegbenro also warned quarks and fake drug dealers that it would not be business as usual while appealing to patient medicine dealers to play the game by the rule.

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