Fake doctor arrested at Cuenca hospital

An individual who passed himself off as a gynecologist was captured on Monday morning, March 4, 2019, at the Vicente Corral Moscoso hospital.

Police sources reported that the subject circumvented the controls carried out by the private guards and entered the gynecology area, where, supposedly, he examined several patients.

The suspect was apprehended by police after several hospital personnel—who encountered the individual realized he was not a physician at the hospital—contacted authorities.

The subject was transferred to the Flagrance Unit of the Azuay Prosecutor’s Office to verify his identity and collect evidence and other elements for the hearing to formulate charges for legal processing.

Police officials were not releasing more information about the incident at the time of publication.