Gurgaon: ‘Fake doctor’ escapes during search at Sohna clinic
Doctors searching the clinic that the doctor failed to produce valid degrees and documentsUpdated: Aug 03, 2017, 23:18 IST
A man, claiming to be a doctor and running a private clinic in Sohna, was booked on Wednesday night after a team of two doctors raided his clinic in Ghanghola village in Sohna. The quack, identified as Sukhbir Singh, a resident of Kharoda village in Sohna, managed to divert the team’s attention and flee the spot.
Acting on a tip-off, the civil surgeon of Gurgaon, BK Rajora, sent a team of two doctors, headed by Praveen Prakash Yadav, senior medical officer, community health centre, Ghanghola in Sohna, to Singh’s clinic at 11.30 on Wednesday morning.
The doctors raided the clinic and asked for Singh’s credentials. No policeman accompanied the team.
“Singh was unable to provide any degree or certificate which could enable him to practice as a doctor in the area,” Dr Yadav said in his complaint to the police.
The team then started seizing the allopathic medicines and syringes in the clinic. Meanwhile, Singh involved the team in a conversation, and with the help of one unknown person, managed to flee.
The team then seized all the allopathic medicines at the clinic.
Inspector Arun Kumar, station house officer of the Sohna police station, said that the police received a copy of the complaint against Singh, filed by Dr Yadav in the evening.
“The letter was from the CMO and the complainant was Dr Yadav. We filed an FIR in the case at around on Wednesday night,” Kumar said.
The FIR has been filed under sections 419 (cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police said such cases of quacks operating in Gurgaon were not uncommon.
On June 27, as many as six ‘fake’ doctors practising in private clinics in Shakti Park, Shivaji Park, Khadirpur and nearby places in Sector 10 and Shivaji Nagar in Gurgaon were arrested after a search operation in the area by the CID and health department.