Malawi Medical council moves in on ‘quack’ Rwandan doctor

Medical Council of Malawi (MCM) has moved in to investigate the claims by Dr Nice Oliver, a Rwandan national who is claiming that he is a Korean trained medical doctor.

Kawonga: Medical Council to investigate

Kawonga: Medical Council to act

In an interview with Nyasa Times, MCM Registrar and Chief Executive Officer Abel Kawonga said the action by Dr Oliver is tantamount to a criminal offence.

“What he is doing is uncalled for and we will work hand in hand with the police to take further actions,” he said.

The Medical Council of Malawi overall objective is to set and maintain standards of health care in relation to premises, equipment and supplies as well as the qualifications and credentials of personnel employed at health establishments including their behavior and conduct towards patients and clients.

For applications involving people trained outside Malawi, the Council requires evidence that the qualification was recognized for registration in the country of issue.

In addition for professionals who obtained their qualifications abroad and are entering Malawi for the first time to practice medicine, the Council demands proof of evidence that the applicant was registered in the country he/she was immediately before coming to Malawi.

Last year, Police in Lilongwe detained and questioned Dr Oliver for posing as a South Korea trained physician and operating a clinic without proper papers.

This followed adverts and programs aired on local radio stations claiming that he is a trained physician.

Nyasa Times investigations found that Oliver, who is Director of Vigen Medical Clinics has been cheating Malawians the he is an agent of Vigen Medical Company of South Korea when infact he is not.

The Clinic has two branches one in Malangalanga in Lilongwe and the other in Blantyre at the Trade Fair grounds.

In an interview, Oliver said the police requested for his papers authenticating his claims that he is a trained physician and an agent for Vigen Medical Clinic.

“I gave them documents,” he said without confirming whether he is indeed a trained physician.

Vigen Medical Company originated from South Korea and is found in many Asian, European and African countries and provides thermo-acupressure therapy with all benefits of natural healing process.

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Chris
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Ndi munthu wabwino odziwa nchito yake. Sitidzaleka kumutchula Dr Nice. Anthu a stroke akuchila kumeneku. Olo mummange timulondola ku maula komweko akatikande kunsana ndi ukadaulo wakewo

napawekha
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amalawi jalous basi wina ndi ufiti musiyeni munthu agwile ntchito yake akuchiza odwala akumalawi mufuna tikapita muzipatala mwanumu muzingotitukwanamo?

Tozer Tsono
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Malawi needs board exams for people in public health in the same way as is required for Lawyers. In other countries, even qualified nurses have to pass State exams before they can officially work. Malawi must do more through its embassies to vet out qualifications of foreign experts and expatriates. Many working for private companies, even some born to expatriates in Malawi, fabricate certificates from their parent’s countries of origin, so as to attain expatriate status. The most discouraging aspect of it all, is that this kind of corruption is enabled by greedy politicians and government operatives. Playing God with… Read more »
Banda Thandie
Guest

This mas started his job in 2012 and nobody has ever complained. But after his competeters came in, all faults made by his competeter goes to him. Otherwise he is not a Doctor and he even says it himself. No medicine, just elecro massage. Many thanks to the last paragraph of the article. It cures indeed and the man knows how to control his gargets. Anandisula ine mwana ndi uyu ndikuyamwitsayu.

edda mwalweni
Guest

Do you mean people come into our country start running a facility without our authorities knowledge?
Kodi a Malawi tidzachenjera lite? Mudzatiphetsatu a kulu akulu. Korma kungodziwa cashgate basi .shame on you Peter, jean, and you team. Mbuli .za anthu inu fotseki……..!!!!!!

aDeaconsss
Guest

Av been there, the other branch is in limbe close to the mosque. To be honest the place is not hygienically clean. Patients pee in the consultation room etc. If u r jus okay n need a massage u cnt be there. The sick can tolerate that kindov smell as they dont hv a choice. They even hv a free machine which the less privileged scramble for. The receptionist is very good and knowledgeable or say well trained. So Medical council please check these health places.

concerned citizen
Guest

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN lets be realistic, assuming mr nice was in the wrong dont you think he would have been arrested by now? the truth of the the matter is that mr nice is operating under the authorization of the responsible bodies and that this is just a gross misrepresentation and fabrication of facts in hopes of sabotaging an institution that is helping many people recover from various ailments! Please keep in mind that this is an institution that provides electrothereputic treatment rather than a hospital, therefore the medical council of malawi technicaly has no jurisdiction over this organization.

Dre nkhwazie
Guest

Amangidwe ameneyo!that’s stealing by trick,or he should be depoted!if it was a malawian doing that in another country he wouldn’t be entertained.he should be brought to justice and be punished if found guilty

MBACHI
Guest

Comment. We are not safe, our lives are at risk. How can the whole Malawi allow a foreiner run a clinic without checking his documents and prove them correct. SHAME, TULO KU BOMA. ZAKATANGALE BASI.

Vavlov
Guest

Malawi is repository of all sorts of crooks, who have found loopholes in the system, cheating innocent people and making money at expense of unsuspecting Malawians. There is a tendency in Malawi to believe in foreigners, and this makes them vulnerable to crooks from West Africa, Please wake up and deport these conmen

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