A patient medicine store owner, Tayo Olowolayemo, who has been alleged to be carrying out unauthorized medical diagnosis and treatment on patients has been apprehended.
Olowolayemo was apprehended by the tasks force officials of the Ondo State Ministry of Health during a monitoring exercise on patient medicine stores in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The suspect was alleged to have been admitting patients under the guise of operating a patent medicine store called “Olowolayemo Excel Patient Medicine Store,” in Akure.
According to the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro told journalists while parading the suspect that controlled and banned drugs, injections such as enagin, were found in his possession.
He was also suspected to have been carrying out unauthorized medical activities, such as administering drips, transfusion of blood, injecting unsuspecting patients with banned injections as well as disposal of medical wastes without following proper procedure, among others.
While handing the suspect over to law enforcement agents for further prosecution, Dr. Adegbenro emphazied that the state would not relent at ensuring that residents are safe from quacks and fake drugs dealers who operates under the cloak of patent medicine dealer.
The commissioner however advised residents on the need to patronize accredited medical facilities when seeking medicare as it will keep them away from quacks.