Cursory: Some fake doctors, an electrician alongside a native doctor operating more than 100 hospitals have been arrested by Kano state government. According to reports, one of the doctors also infected a woman suffering from malarial with HIV. Going further, the state government said that a native doctor was arrested alongside the fake doctors.
A woman has contracted HIV after falling into the hands of quack doctors . According to Kano state government, the woman was infected through blood transfusion done by a fake doctor. In fact, the state government discovered that there is an electrician among the fake medical doctors operating over 100 hospitals and pharmacies in the state.
An investigation was carried out following a series of complaints received from residents.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the unnamed electrician operates an eight-bed hospital that claimed to treat different illnesses. His facility was discovered alongside 129 others during an investigation by a committee inaugurated by Ahmad Tijjani Matata, Chairman, Tudun Wada local council.
It was discovered that the fake doctors, only one holds a secondary school certificate, according to the committee.
“It is disheartening that we even found an electrical engineer operating a private hospital and attending to patients; prescribing drug, administering drips, blood and even attending to pregnant women. One of them even added HIV-positive blood to one woman.
“We even found one who is a traditional medicine vendor, but he admitted cholera patients. We had to evacuate them to the hospital for proper treatment. Most of them don’t even have basic knowledge about health.
“One of them said he was a nurse, and later we discovered he only has a secondary school leaving certificate.”
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