An allegedly false doctor in prison for illegally practicing medicine

The Benin government’s fight against secret clinics continues. According to Le Matinal, this Thursday August 5, 2021, Mr SW was arrested for illegally practicing medicine and detained in Abomey-Calavi civil prison. He will be presented to the judge of the city’s first instance court on September 9, 2021. An alleged accomplice was summoned by the prosecutor to appear before the Abomey-Calavi court.

Secret private clinics are still operating in Benin, while the government has recently started an operation to shut down their “death laboratories”. The guard structures of the Ministry of Health have got their hands on an illegal cabinet. The sponsor of this practice, Mr. SW, opened his clinic without the approval of the responsible departments of the Ministry of Health and receives patients there, whom he allows to be consumed with so-called traditional medicines. These drugs are made in Nigeria and do not have a Beninese marketing authorization that violates the laws in force in that area. The promoter was arrested yesterday, July 5, 2021, and brought before the prosecutor at the Abomey-Calavi Court of First Instance. An arrest warrant was issued against him. An alleged accomplice and the civil party will be summoned for September 9th.

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