September 20, 2021

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I wasn’t arrested in Ghana – ‘Celebrity’ Doctor denies allegations

The renowned Ghanaian surgeon has denied ever breaking the laws of the medical profession while on a visit to Ghana

Dr Michael Obeng, the celebrated Ghanaian-American plastic surgeon, has denied being arrested in Ghana for working without a valid licence from the Ghana Medical and Dental Council.

It follows reports in a cross section of the media that the renowned surgeon was arrested for soliciting for consultation in cosmetic surgery while in Ghana contrary to the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act 2013 (Act 857).

However, speaking in an interview with Nana Yaa Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Show, on Thursday (5 August), Dr Obeng said: “I don’t even know if this was an arrest, it is very unfortunate and this is the stupidity we have had to deal with.”

“…Two weeks ago, when I was in Ghana, my office said the people know that I am in Ghana, they had called the office, they had paid consultation fee and if I can see them, and I said when I come to Ghana, I don’t come to see patients.

“But instead of doing a Skype or Zoom consultation, if I am here I will see them. So my office put up a social media post that everybody who want to see me, make sure you pay your money.”

Dr Obeng alleged that what happened was orchestrated by supposed officials from the Medical and Dental Council.

“I saw three patients, two of them were in my office. One gentleman called and begged my office that he didn’t have a credit card and that he was going to bring the money…

“An hour later my security guy calls me that the gentleman who came in says he has got another question, that is when he came back and said ‘we are from the Medical and Dental Council and you are practicing without licence’. I don’t think the guy came from MDC, they came for extortion, it is very sad,” he said.

source: Asaase radio