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Bogus Zimbabwean Doctor Arrested For Issuing Covid-19 Certificates

THE Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has approached the general population to be careful about fake specialists who are giving fake clinical endorsements for representatives who couldn't go to work. 

This comes after eight laborers and a sham Zimbabwean specialist were captured last week after they were found with counterfeit wiped out notes in Benoni, Gauteng.

The suspects showed up in Benoni Magistrate Court on Friday. 

The HPCSA has given an assertion cautioning general society about the trick. 

HPCSA representative Christopher Tsatsawane told the Daily News on Thursday that the body was worried about these false exercises and felt it ought to caution the clueless public individuals to be wary when visiting specialists, particularly when they will require wiped out notes to deliver to the businesses as evidence of their infection. 

He said during the activity, it was distinguished that Mr Christopher Kutoka (a Zimbabwean public) was giving the deceitful clinical declarations to the workers and was found in the act at a close by bistro giving the said clinical endorsements. 

Tsatsawane said Kutoka was captured for extortion and repudiating Section 39(1)(a) of the Health Professions Act, 56 of 1974, for giving clinical authentications as a clinical expert while not being enlisted with the Council. 

"We need to caution the public that rehearsing while not enrolled with the HPCSA establishes a criminal offense as far as Section 39(2). We approach people in general to guarantee that the specialist they visit is enlisted with HPCSA by requesting to see the enrollment declaration, which should consistently be shown on the dividers of the said specialist. The endorsement consistently bears a training number, and individuals should get in touch with us on 012 338 9300 in case they were uncertain about whether it was certifiable or not," said Tsatsawane. 

"During the capture, Kutoka was observed to be in control of 38 clear clinical testaments, a stamp, negative Covid-19 assertion structures and different other false clinical records under the name of Dr MLA Modisane, adding that it was additionally settled that Kutoka was formerly working at the act of Dr Modisane in Daveyton." 

"One of the captured workers had recently submitted eight of the false clinical endorsements, while seven were captured for having submitted 31 of the fake clinical declarations." 

Tsatsawane said the capture came because of the sting activity of the HPCSA Inspectorate Office as a team with the Ekurhuleni East Crime Intelligence and the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) Community Liaison Unit.

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