Dr. Matthews Arrested: A Bogus Doctor Brought to Justice
On October 29, 2023, bogus doctor Matthew Lani was arrested at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lani had become a social media sensation for posting videos of himself giving medical advice, despite having no medical qualifications.
Dr. Matthew Lani is a bogus doctor who became popular on social media for posting videos of himself giving medical advice. He had no medical qualifications, but he was able to gain a following by presenting himself as a credible expert.
His videos covered a wide range of topics, including how to treat COVID-19, how to lose weight, and how to cure cancer. He often made false and misleading claims, and he often encouraged his followers to buy expensive supplements and other products that he was selling.
Lani’s arrest came after he was caught trying to enter the hospital disguised in a hoodie and wearing a surgical mask with a stethoscope around his neck. He was apprehended by security guards and later handed over to the police.
In a statement, the Gauteng Department of Health confirmed Lani’s arrest and warned the public against seeking medical advice from unqualified individuals.
“We urge the public to be vigilant and to only consult with qualified medical professionals,” the statement said. “If you are unsure of someone’s qualifications, you can check with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.”
Lani’s arrest has been welcomed by many people, including medical professionals and patient advocacy groups. They have warned that Lani’s actions could have had serious consequences for his followers, who may have followed his advice without realizing that he was not qualified to give it.
“Lani’s arrest is a good thing for public safety,” said Dr. Mpho Phalatse, a spokesperson for the South African Medical Association. “His actions were irresponsible and could have put his followers at risk.”
Lani’s arrest is a reminder that it is important to be vigilant about the sources of information you consume, especially when it comes to your health. Always seek medical advice from qualified professionals.