The hullabaloo surrounding the professional competence of Dr Dominic Obeng Andoh of Obengfo Hospital, who is currently in court over the death of Statsy Offei Darko, Deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP) has taken a new turn.
Though the Ghana Medical and Dental Council has rejected the embattled medical practitioner because he is not qualified, the Private Medical Professionals Association has rejected the claim, insisting that Dr Dominic Obeng Andoh is a qualified doctor.
According to the group, the assertion that the Advanced Body Sculpt Centre, known as Obengfo Hospital, owned by Dr. Dominic Obeng Andoh, was not licensed to operate is false and must, therefore, not be entertained.
The President of the Association, Dr. Isaac Morrison told Atinka FM, an Accra based radio station on Tuesday, this week, that Dr. Obeng Andoh has been practicing for the past 20 years as a doctor and is a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Medical School, where he completed in 1998.
Dr. Morrison defended his colleague’s professional integrity, saying Dr. Obeng Andoh was put on the permanent register of practitioners by the Medical and Dental Council in 2000, after completing his housemanship job.
Dr. Dominic Obeng Andoh is in the grip of the law for his role in the mysterious death of Statsy Offei Darko, who until her untimely death was the deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP).
According to the family, the body of the deceased was deposited at the morgue within four hours after her death and was informed about the incident three days later. This development infuriated the family and friends of the deceased, leading to the arrest of Dr. Obeng Andoh.
Dr. Morrison rejected claims that the association is defending Dr Andoh because he is one of their own, adding that the facts speak for themselves. He said the fact that a patient has lost his or her life does not mean the doctor is a bad doctor.
He maintained that Dr. Obeng is not a quack doctor, contrary to claims in the media and urged the public to wait for the judicial process initiated against their colleague.
Setting the records
Meanwhile, hospital documents indicate that the late Statsy Offei-Darko, deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP) had been frequenting the Advanced Body Sculpt Centre, known as Obengfo Hospital, since 2014.
According to the documents, it was revealed that the late NEIP Deputy Boss had been attending the Obenfo hospital for regular check up, in preparation towards her first liposuction surgery, which finally took place in 2017.
The latest revelation confirms that Stacy did go to the hospital for malaria treatment, as the mother, Nana Akosua Anima suggested during several radio interviews, after her daughter’s demise.
Liposuction Surgery Charge Sheet
On the 23rd of May, 2017, Statsy did several liposuction surgeries at Obengfo, which were very successful, according to her hospital ‘folder’.
The patient’s name was given as Statsy Offei-Darko and the type of surgery was indicated as “Vaser.”
Per the Obengfo Liposuction surgery charge sheet, areas for the surgery included; “Upper back, mid back, lower back, waist, upper abdomen, lower abdomen and love handles.