Fake doctor gets $80k bail
Mikhail Mc Lennan, who is accused of posing as a Medical Doctor, was on Tuesday charged and released on $80,000 bail.
Mc Lennan of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was hauled before Judy Latchman in the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He was charged with the improper use of Medical Title, contrary to Section 13 (1) (c) of the Medical Practitioner Act Chapter 32:02.
Mc Lennan’s lawyer, Bernard Da Silva, has asked the Court to consider a psychological evaluation. Notwithstanding, the matter has been adjourned to October 28 for disclosure.
In July, Mc Lennan took social media via storm after the President of the Guyana Cancer Foundation (GCF), Bibi Saeedah Akhtar Hassan, distanced the Foundation from him, who allegedly pretended that he was a medical doctor.
According to Hassan, she took him as a volunteer with the Foundation, but people began questioning his licence to practice medicine, and several persons confirmed that he was not a doctor.
In his Curriculum Vitae, Mc Lennon stated that he attended Queen’s College, Texila American University, followed by the University of Guyana (UG).
He also stated in the document that he holds a “Degree in medicine,” a Diploma in Theatre Arts, and a certificate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.
According to the CV, he worked at various government institutions, including the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital, New Amsterdam Family Health Center, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), and ROK Pharmacy, among others.
When contacted, the Medical Council of Guyana noted that Mc Lennon is not a part of the Council’s database. Texila also confirmed that they never had a student by that name. The University of Guyana also disclosed that he was never a student at the institution.