The state has formally charged Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh of Obengfo Hospital for practising medicine without lawful authority contrary to section 48 (d)(i) of the Health Professionals Regulatory Body Act 2013 (Act 857).
Additionally, he has been charged with operating an unlicensed health facility contrary to Section 11(1) of the Health Institutions and Facilities Act 2011 (Act 829).
Dr Obeng-Andoh was recently arrested by the police in connection with the death of Ms Stacy Offei-Darko, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), who died at his facility.
Nana Akosua Animah, mother of the 37-year-old deputy CEO, told Accra100.5FM that her daughter died at the facility under mysterious circumstances and was put in the morgue without the knowledge nor consent of any family member.
The mother said she only got informed of her daughter’s death three days after her passing.
She said she felt suspicious about the turn of events and reported Dr Obeng-Andoh to the police.
Dr Obeng-Andoh is currently being held by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service. Alleged accomplices of Dr Obeng-Andoh have also been arrested in connection with Ms Offei-Darko’s mysterious death.
In the meantime, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is performing a postmortem on Ms Offei-Darko’s body to ascertain the cause of her death.
Dr Obeng-Andoh has had several brushes with the law in the past. In 2017, his facility was shut down by the Medical and Dental Council for operating without a licence.
In 2016, Dr Obeng-Andoh was arrested for operating illegally following numerous complaints received from his patients.