The unnamed man allegedly opened the psychiatric ward himself and was practicing medicine without having any kind of medical degree.
Rabat – The Minister of Health, Anas Doukkali, issued urgent orders for an investigative committee to be formed after a man falsely posing as a doctor in a psychiatric ward in M’hamid in Marrakech was uncovered, according to a statement on Wednesday, August 7.
The committee, which consists of the regional health inspector, the regional director of health, and representatives of the Regional Council of the Marrakech-Safi Medical Association, will ensure all necessary measures are taken against the suspect, the statement adds.
The unnamed suspect allegedly opened the psychiatric ward himself and was practicing medicine without having any kind of medical degrees or licenses required by law.
Since the man was impersonating a doctor, which is strictly forbidden by law, and was, therefore, posing a direct danger to the health of citizens, the competent authorities responsible were immediately alerted by the committee, explains the statement.
As a result, the man was arrested by the prefectural police department of Marrakech, under the supervision of the relevant prosecutor.
The prosecutor will now take all legal measures against the suspect in order to preserve the health of citizens and take a strong stand against this kind of offense, concludes the statement.