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healthcareSABC News reports that a medical doctor and her assistant from East London in the Eastern Cape have been arrested allegedly for issuing fake medical certificates to patients.  

It is alleged that the 67-year-old doctor charged about R350 per certificate.  She and her 37-year-old assistant made a brief appearance in the East London Magistrate’s court on fraud charges on Thursday.  The suspects were released on warning and will appear in court again on 19 June.  The arrests came after an investigation conducted by the Hawks and crime intelligence originating from complaints received from a government department about suspicious medical certificates issued by the suspect.  The Hawks sent an undercover police to investigate and the officer received sick notes two occasions without examination.  One was back-dated and another post-dated.

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