The Medical and Dental Council is cautioning the public to desist from patronizing the services of Obengfo Advance Body Sculpting Centre.
This is because the owner of the facility, Dr. Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, has not been licensed by the Council to practise as a body sculpting specialist.
The Council says Dr. Obengfo according to its books is only registered with them as a general medical practitioner.
Dr. Obengfo was recently acquitted by a court after he was charged for operating an unlicensed health facility and for being an unregistered practitioner.
Speaking to Citi News, Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council, Dr. Eli Atipkui warned that persons who patronise services of the facility do so at their own peril.
“Dr. Obeng-Andoh registered as a general duty practitioner with his primary qualification. They have not registered any additional qualification with the Medical and Dental Council. So the Medical and Dental Council does not know Dr. Obeng-Andoh to be a specialist in plastic surgery.”
“Per our records we do not know him as a specialist in plastic surgery and body sculpturing or whatever you call it. Well, unfortunately, it came up some time ago and have indicated clearly that anybody who goes to do such procedures do so at his or her own risk and I will not move away from that..It is the fact. That is the truth.”
In January 2017, the Medical and Dental Council closed down Obengfo Hospital for operating illegally.
That was the second legal action the facility faced after the Council first revoked Dr. Obeng-Andoh’s license in 2013 for operating illegally.
Dr Obeng-Andoh was, in December 2016, also arrested over the same issue after the Dental and Medical Council said it had received several complaints of medical complications from some persons who had patronized the facility.