The Tonga Medical and Dental Practice Board (MDPB) has warned a self-proclaimed medical doctor in Tonga is not a licensed health professional.
Mr Rafaat Ebrahim was not board-certified therefore he was not allowed to offer any professional medical advice in the kingdom.
The board said Ebrahim, who is also known as the “Egyptian Doctor” was not registered with the MDPB, which accredits medical staff in the country.
“He has applied to be registered as a Medical Doctor but he has not provided sufficient evidence to the Board that he underwent the rigorous training to become a Medical Doctor,” the Board said, according to a public announcement notice seen by Kaniva News.
“As such, any claims by this individual or a group of people that Mr. Ebrahim is a Medical Doctor is false information. He has no right to offer medical advice or treat anyone in Tonga under the pretention of him being a doctor”.