2 quacks caught selling ‘boy for sure’ medicine in Amritsar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 10:05 IST

The district health department on Monday caught two quacks for advertising and selling medicines promising male child.

The accused have been identified as Paramvir Singh of Amar and Sons at Chowk Baba Atal Sahib, and Ravi Prakash of Ravi Prakash Aushdhalaya.

Amritsar civil surgeon Pradeep Chawla said a team of Speed Networks, a company hired by the Punjab government to catch such quacks, conducted a recce at the two clinics.

Both accused were found providing medicines to patients with the guarantee of having a son. Paramvir Singh used to charge Rs 101 for the medicine, said the civil surgeon.

Following the recce, district officials raided the two establishments and confiscated medicines and advertising material.

The two quacks have been booked under Section 22 of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, and face up to three years of imprisonment.

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