The Allied Health Professions Council is the statutory body established under the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies (HPRB) Act, 2013 (Act 857; Part One) to regulate the training and practice of allied health professions in the country.

The Council’s attention has been drawn to the publication by the Fourth Estate circulating on social media in respect of an alleged “health practitioner, “Dr.” Jonathan Ohene Nkunim of Nature’s Hand Therapeutic Centre, Gbawe, Accra.

Unequivocally, we wish to state that the said “Dr.” Jonathan Ohene Nkunim is not licenced to practise as a physiotherapist. We further wish to state that activities of Jonathan Ohene Nkunim as captured in the publication is in clear violation of Section 21(b, c, f &j) of the HPRB Act, 2013 (Act 857; Part One). The Council is therefore collaborating with the law enforcement agencies to take the appropriate actions permissible under the law against “Dr.” Jonathan Ohene Nkunim.

The Council wishes to assure the public that it is more determined than ever to rid the allied health industry of such charlatans to protect the population.

The public is also entreated to check the backgrounds of health practitioners and report any suspected activities to the Council for the necessary actions to be taken.

For the avoidance of doubt, the underlisted professions are covered in the Schedule of Allied Health Professions (Section 5, 14, 22 (1) (g) of HPRB Act, 2013)

 

1. Audiology 11. Nutrition
2. Community Mental Health 12. Occupational Therapy
3. Dietetics 13. Optometry
4. Disease Control 14. Oral Health
5. Environmental Health 15. Physiotherapy
6. Health Information Management 16. Prosthetics and Orthotics
7. Health Promotion 17. Sonography
8. Medical Laboratory Science 18. Respiratory Therapy
9. Medical Physics 19. Speech and Language Therapy
10. Diagnostic Radiography 20. Optical Dispensing

 

For further information and clarification, please contact the Registrar by email at registrar@ahpc.gov.gh or by phone on 0302-690735-7

 

Signed

Dr. Samuel Yaw Opoku

Registrar

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