“Retract & apologise immediately” - Dr Michael Obeng threatens legal action over quack doctor tag

Famous Ghanaian US-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Obeng has threatened legal action against “what is clearly an attempt to tarnish” his “hard-won reputation.”

“Retract & apologise immediately - Dr Michael Obeng threatens legal action over quack doctor tag

It follows a publication by the Daily Graphic on Thursday, August 5, 2021 that he was one of the quack doctors recently arrested by the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) in collaboration with the Ghana police.

In a statement, Dr. Obeng has urged other media house that carried the report of his alleged arrest to “retract and apologise immediately”.

The Daily Graphic had reported that the US-trained Ghanaian qualified medical doctor was arrested for working without a valid licence from the MDC.

The report cited the MDC as saying that Dr. Obeng was also soliciting for clients for media consultation in cosmetic surgery in a hotel; something which is against the professional expectation and the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act 2013 (Act 857).

According to the state-owned newspaper, the MDC became alarmed when a social media ad showing Dr Obeng demanding $500 as a consultation fee from his clients popped up.

It further stated that Dr Michael Obeng was arrested in a joint operation by the MDC and the Ghana Police Service in which some suspected quack medical doctors and dentists were arrested in the Greater Accra, Bono and Central regions.

The operation led to the closure of seven health facilities where the suspects were operating. Some 12 fake dentists and six quack medical doctors are said to have attended to many people in their operational areas.

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