Police bust fake doctor

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Lloyd Ndemo

Police in Zimbabwe have unmasked a man pretending to be a medical doctor at Parirenyatwa hospital.

25-year-old Admire Chisi of Zimre Park was arrested this morning at the hospital where he is alleged to have been ‘carrying out duties’ since April.

Chisi was stationed in the casualty department and the matter only came to light on Monday.

In a statement, Parirenyatwa group of Hospitals said, “The accident and emergency department had been infiltrated by a fake medical doctor who posed as a physician registrar. The matter was discovered after our vigilant casualty staff doubted his medical proficiency and made some enquiries.”

A source at the hospital told ZTN the suspect would sometimes prescribe wrong medication to patients.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said he was yet to get information regarding the issue.