The woes of Controversial Doctor Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh head of Private health facility, Advanced Bodysculpt Centre seems not to be over as the Health Regulatory Authority has moved again to close it down for allegedly practicing without a license.
Dr.Obengfo as he is affectionaletly called is not new to controversies.
In 2018 he incurred the wrath of Ghanaians for causing the death of Stacy Offei-Darko, who was a fiance to Assin North MP Hon Ken Agyepon.
He was dragged before an Accra District Court, presided over by Afua G. Sackey, with a cleaner at the hospital, Edward Amponsah, 46, for their alleged role in the death of Stacy Offei-Darko, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP).
Stacy, according to police, went to the hospital for a liposuction and fat transfer surgery but died on Monday, May 21, 2018, at about 4:00 pm while on admission after the surgery.
Upon her death, the doctor is reported to have ordered the cleaner to send the body to a different morgue, but it was rejected because no relative of the deceased was present to witness the process.
A banter had ensued between the health regulatory authority and management of the Bodysculpt Centre when the regulatory body went there to inspect the facility.
Addressing the media after the exercise, the Registrar of HFRA, Dr. Philip Bannor stated that the decision was a very difficult one for him to take, but he was required to enforce the law.
Dr. Philip Bannor further insisted that the agency had given negligent health facilities a six-month grace period to right any wrong but some of them failed to utilize the opportunity given them.
He added ….“We have had to take this decision against a colleague who is working hard in his view to operate a private health facility. But for me as a regulator, I often describe myself to be having two hearts which includes enforcing the law and the other responsibility is also to offer information to proprietors and owners of health facilities and by that, I guide them as to how they can be in compliance with the law.”
“All the facilities that we are going to visit today have had six months to come in compliance with the law. Some of them we have had roundtable meetings with them on what to do but are compelled to make this difficult decision that we had to make.”
The Medical and Dental Council in 2019 cautioned the public to desist from patronizing the services of Obengfo health facility.
This was because the Council had insisted that the owner of the facility, Dr. Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, had not been licensed to practice as a body sculpting specialist.