Bogus doctor arrested at Eastern Cape hospital

2014-02-01 11:02

A man claiming to be a doctor was arrested after walking into a Mount Frere hospital wanting to treat patients, says the Eastern Cape health department.

Wearing a stethoscope, the man got into the wards at the Madzikane Ka Zulu Memorial Hospital yesterday and insisted on seeing patients, said spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo. Nurses raised the alarm and police were called.

“According to our reports, he looked like a person who was intoxicated,” said Kupelo.

He added that the company responsible for providing security at the hospital would have to account for how the man got into the wards.

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