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Quack told to pay Rs 56,000

PRESIDING OFFICER of the Bhopal District Consumer Forum, Girish Sharma, has ordered a compensation of Rs 56,000 to one Raju Bhatia whose legs were rendered defunct due to wrong diagnosis and treatment by a quack.

india Updated: Jul 21, 2006 14:05 IST

PRESIDING OFFICER of the Bhopal District Consumer Forum, Girish Sharma, has ordered a compensation of Rs 56,000 to one Raju Bhatia whose legs were rendered defunct due to wrong diagnosis and treatment by a quack.

Last July, Raju Bhatia, who was working as a supervisor with a contractor, had pain in the neck. He went to Dr Manoj Sharma at Siddharth Enclave for treatment. Dr Sharma prescribed 14 injections of neurobion to be administered on alternate day. The injection caused abscess and tumour in Raju’s hip joints.

A terrified Raju then consulted doctors in Kamala Nehru and Hamidia hospitals. He was told that since he was diabetic, the injections have rendered both his legs paralytic. 

In the subsequent investigation it was found that Dr Manoj Sharma was not an MBBS doctor but still prescribing allopathic medicines. Complaints against him were lodged with MP Human Rights Commission and police.

Besides ordering Dr Manoj Sharma to give Rs 56,000 as compensation to Raju Bhatia, the consumer forum has ordered closure of the quack’s clinic.