NMA raises alarm over ‘fake medical reports’

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The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has raised alarm over series of fake medical reports being obtained by Nigerians to further their interest.
Dr Ekpe Phillips, the FCT NMA Chairman, said this on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that the burden of fake medical reports had littered everywhere, adding that many had been caught in the act.
According to him, “we have severally caught non-medical personnel carrying out major surgeries’’.
He said such act should no longer be tolerated in the society with the new advent of Doctor’s stamp.
The NMA chairman said that Nigerians had perennially suffered in the hands of fake medical and health personnel which had endangered the health of the country.
He said that the use of Doctor’s stamp would help to put a stop to quackery, adding that forgery will soon be a thing of the past.
Philips stated that the association would join hands with the Federal Government in sanitising the nation’s health system.
He said that a situation where an individual could successfully infiltrate the industry of health to the extent of becoming the leader of NMA at the Federal Ministry of Health would no longer be acceptable.
“Of note is the infiltration at the Federal Ministry of Health, to the extent that the individual became a leader of NMA in FMOH,” he recalled.

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