A week after the Mchinji First Grade Magistrate sentenced Blessings Chisale who posed as a Medical Doctor at the district hospital to seven years imprisonment with hard labour, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre has registered yet another quack doctor, Zamil Michael, 31.
Hospital Administrator Themba Mhango confirmed of the development saying the suspect was apprehended Monday by the hospital’s security details after they were tipped by some guardians who were suspicious of Michael.
“He was arrested while walking in the corridors of the hospital after guardians and patients were surprised with the dressing of the person in one of the wards. He had a Stethoscope on his neck the time he was apprehended,” said the QECH Administrator.
And on their part, the police said that the suspect confessed that he was not a trained medical doctor, claiming the Stethoscope he had with him belonged to his sister, whom the police say are yet to get hold of for further investigations.
“We thank the patients and the guardians for alerting the security guards otherwise such kind of personalities need to be checked and reported forthwith as they are dangerous.
“Police are still investigating the case, “said Blantyre Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Divala.
Michael turns out to be a third bogus doctor at QECH alone. In Lilongwe central Hospital just like Mchinji District Hospital registered one.
The nation is yet to know the motive behind this impersonation of Medical Doctors.