The owner of Obengfo Hospital (Advanced BodySculpt Center) Dr. Dominic Obeng-Andoh has rubbished claims that he is unqualified to practice medicine. Dr. Obeng-Andoh believes some practitioners, who are “jealous” about his progress, are using a section of the media to sully his reputation, adding he remains undaunted and will continue to whole-heartedly “serve mother Ghana.” His state-of-the-art medical facility was closed down recently over licensing issues in an operation led by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and the Police CID, but has since opened for operation. “I have absolutely nothing to hide,” the Florida-trained doctor told Starrfmonline.com at his Weija-based hospital. “What I’m doing, not all plastic surgeons can do.” “I’m not operating illegally, but there are issues… and these are diabolic actions to frustrate me,” Dr. Obeng-Andoh opined, as he maintained some officials of the Council are only bent on destroying his brand without any basis. “This is sheer jealousy. I’m actually doing what no doctor is really doing and I have advanced the level. I get clients that no doctor is getting and receiving people some doctors are not getting; celebrities, journalists, doctors and international people from the US, UK among others,” he stated. According to him, the frosty relationship between the Council and his outfit began in 2012 when he was allegedly cited for “unfair advert”. He said the Council went ahead to suspend him for three years against natural justice because he was never invited at any hearing. He revealed that he has appealed against the suspension at the Appeals Court hence the Council has no basis to close his facility down. “I won’t fight anybody. I’ll do my work and will not go chasing people to like me. I have not broken any law and won’t say anything against any colleague doctor,” Dr. Obeng-Andoh stated. Touching on issues of alleged complications being experienced by some of his patients, the medical doctor remarked: “I have never had any life-threatening complications here. I’ve never had any death situations or my actions leading to anyone’s death, but I’m not saying it can’t happen. However, I can assure you that I resort to the highest safety measures.” “Whatever is going on is a clear orchestrated personal vendetta,” Dr. Obeng-Andoh stressed. “I have not referred any client form here to another hospital concerning cosmetic surgery… in any case I have also treated patients with complications and that is not a crime. Every doctor once in a while confront issues of complications and none of us is insulated against complications whether you are a professor or whatever.” He added: “I’m disturbed for Ghana. We don’t allow great things to survive. We destroy anything good and it won’t help us. I have a name to protect and will not do anything to destroy the profession. I’m not a quack doctor and let’s be fair to ourselves. Stories about me have been one-sided and it won’t help any of us. My doors are always open and the media are always welcome to ask questions.” Dr. Obeng-Andoh emphasised that each year he presents his Continuous Professional Development (CPD) – refresher courses – to the Council and there is no way he is operating “illegally.” According to him, he does not need a separate license to operate as a Cosmetic Surgeon since he already has a license to practice medicine. According to the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857) medicine includes “surgery, anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, psychiatry, public health, internal medicine, radiology and radiotherapy.” He assured the general public that he will continue to invest in the best practice and always resort to the safest method in discharging his duties.
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