HPCSA helps police to bust bogus doctor

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The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) teamed up with the Medicines Control Council and the SA Police Service to out a bogus doctor who was using the premises of a licensed colleague, reports eNCA.

The HPCSA said the anomaly came to light after its Inspectorate Office conducted a fresh inspection of Dr Tshepo Stanley Maebane’s practice in Ga-Rankuwa. “The person who was found to be practicing at the premises is Mr Rasheed Ayoade Albi,” revealed the HPCSA. Rasheed Ayoade Albi registered with the HPCSA as a student intern in 1997. His registration expired on 30 September 1999.

The report says during the inspection, Albi was found practicing as a doctor at Maebane’s practice. HPCSA said Maebane was in fact based in Limpopo.

Albi was taken into custody at the Ga-Rankuwa SAPS where he was charged with contravening the Health Professions Act. He will appear in court soon.

According to the report, the Inspectorate Office said it was continuously working to maintain the HPCSA mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions.

eNCA report

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