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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :