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healthcareCape Argus reports that two bogus doctors from Philippi are to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after they were bust consulting with patients and dispensing medicine without licences.  

The doctors are allegedly also popular for issuing fake sick notes.  In an operation by the Police Crime Intelligence, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA), the national department ofhealth and the Medicines Control Council (MCC), a Congolese “locum doctor” was trapped by police while consulting with unsuspecting patients at the weekend.  His partner was later arrested on the Philippi Plaza premises after police discovered he was still operating as a doctor even though his licence was revoked almost a year ago.  Sick note pads that already had the doctors’ signatures inscribed, as well as medical aid claims, were also found.  The doctors, who operated under the name of Dr Augustus, ran four more practices, in Dunoon, Paarl and two in Khayelitsha.  Dr Augustus is still registered with the council, but his practice is based in Fort Beaufort.

  • Read this report by Sipokazi Fokazi in full at Cape Argus

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