A man impersonating a medical doctor at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has been handed over to the police following suspicions raised by hospital staff.
The middle-aged man, identified as Williams Cyril Kohen, was interrogated by hospital staff during their routine rounds through which they confirmed their suspicions.
The suspect was subsequently handed over to the hospital’s police post, which then transferred the case to the Central Police Command for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Kwame Frimpong has indicated that the hospital had implemented measures that enhanced security and averted such cases.
“At KATH, it is very difficult for people to come and claim that they are doctors and start working there because that is not how the thing works. We have a team-based system where all the team members are known and also remember that it is a training institution so most of the time the people who join us are our former students and so it is a very close-knit community and the team members are known to each other. So you cannot just be part of the team out of the blue. And because patients are allocated to teams you cannot go to any patient when you are not part of the team.”
“Again, we have this electronic medical records system where every member of the medical staff has a password specific to them, and you have to use this system to attend to patients, to review the cases, and to give prescriptions for medicine to be dispensed. Once you don’t have the password because you are not a staff or member of the medical teams you cannot even attend to the patient,” he stated.