On a chance identity verification visit, district health officials stumbled upon a fake doctor running a hospital at Gandhran village for the last eight years.
Jalandhar assistant heath officer Dr Tarsem Singh said that a raid was conducted on the directions of Jalandhar deputy commissioner to civil surgeon, after accused Dilbagh Singh Sandhu approached the DC for an arms licence. Even the police reported that Dilbag Singh was a doctor, running a hospital.
The AHO said Sandhu had been treating people with allopathic medicines even as he possessed a fake degree in electro-homeopathy, which is not a recognised system of medicine in India. Sandhu also ran a medical store from his hospital premises.
Confessing that he had got a fake medical certificate from Bhubaneswar, Sandhu said he was only a matriculate. He also said that he had signed an agreement with a BAMS doctor Nancy from Jalandhar for one year.
Dr Tarsem Singh said action would be taken against Sandhu under the provisions of India Medical Council Act and Drug and Cosmetics Act. The AHO said he would send his report to the DC and civil surgeon.
Drug inspector Amarjit Singh said medicines worth Rs 2,29,700 were seized from the medical store at the clinic.