The Nursing and Midwifery Council has withdrawn the Licenses and Certificates of registration of a phony Nurse Assistant and a Midwife from its register of practitioners.
The Council has also removed the name of a Trainee Midwife from its register of Trainees.
The Council’s Intelligence and Disciplinary Department detected that the documents the two nurses used to gain admissions into Nursing and Midwifery schools were fake.
The perpetrators, Ms. Abigail Bobin (midwife) and Ms. Esther Abuubey (trainee midwife), used certificates belonging to others to gain admission into the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Kpembe in the Northern region.
However, through intelligence and the assistance of the Principal of the Training College, the two were apprehended.
Ms. Stephany Arthur Baidoo (nurse assistant), on other hand, used someone’s WASSCE certificate and obtained a fake birth certificate to gain admission at the Nyaniba Health College.
She was, however, caught when she presented documents for a change of name.
When the three were invited to the Council, they all admitted in their written statements that they used forged certificates and documents to gain admissions into the schools.
The Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante, warned that the Council would not protect any student or practitioner with fake certificates. He advised all prospective students to ensure that the results and documents they present for admission are genuine to avoid sanctions.
He appealed to Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Training Institutions and Health Facilities to assist the Council with information on suspected students and practitioners respectively to enable the Council to rid the system of quacks.
The Registrar noted that several other suspected fake practitioners and students with issues of impersonation were currently being investigated and the outcome of the investigations would be publicized.
Juliet Etefe, ISD