A male nurse was discovered to have used a fake graduate certificate and nursing license after working 11 years in the Emergency Department (ER) of Pak Chom Hospital in Loei Province. Kowit a male nurse had no information in the graduates’ database at Khon Kaen University, Bachelor of Nursing Science Program. He was exposed after the truth came out that he used a fake certificate to become a nurse at the hospital.
The Sanook News Team went to Pak Chom Hospital on 28 August 2019. The staff at such hospital reported that Kowit normally works as a nurse in the Emergency Department. He hasn’t come to work for a few days since the news came out. Sakpetch Hobsombat, M.D. Hospital Director stated that he can’t speak on the issue as the information must be revealed by the officials. The team tried to contact Kowit, but they never got an answer.
Preeda Worahan, M.D. from the Loei Provincial Public Health Office reported that at the beginning of this year there was a license check-up to see whether any nurses needed to renew or extend the duration of their licenses. The problem started when Kowit wouldn’t send in his license and when he finally did the officer felt that something was off with the license.
The officer contacted the Faculty of Nursing at Khon Kaen University where Kowit claimed he graduated from when handing in the graduate certificate to work at the Pak Chom Hospital and the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council. Both replied that the certificate and nursing license was fake. There is no information about Kowit at the University or the Council.
Kowit was asked to come to give a statement on the issue on 20 August 2019 where he fully admitted that his graduate certificate and the license was fake. He will be prosecuted according to Criminal law on Forgery. It is up to the University and the Council on whether they want to sue Kowit in court. He is currently waiting to be removed from government services as a nurse.
FB Caption: There is no information of Kowit at the Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University or at the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council.