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Admin sets up teams to crack down on quacks in Gurgaon

During the drive against quacks, officials ask for valid medical documents from practitioners across the rural and urban belts

gurgaon Updated: Jun 28, 2017 22:56 IST
Ipsita Pati
Ipsita Pati
Hindustan Times
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During a search operation across the city on Tuesday, a team of health and CID officers and arrested six quacks. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

The district administration on Wednesday constituted a team to crack down on quacks in the district, who operate without valid medical licence and are also involved in illegal sex determination .

With a view to curbing the practice of illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners, an anti-quack drive has been initiated by the district administration.

During the drive, officials will visit all medical practitioners in the rural and urban belt of the district and seek documents.

Within 30 days, surprise checks will be conducted in various areas of the city by the team to be headed by Brahmdeep Sindhu, principal medical officer, civil hospital, Amandeep Chauhan, drug control officer, Gurgaon and Shyam Sunder, secretary, Red Cross.

The team has been directed to take appropriate action against anyone found violating the laws. This came as the district administration and the health department received several complaints regarding quacks operating in the area and had also nabbed several unqualified medical practitioners.

On June 13, the health department conducted a raid and a man, who claimed to be a registered medical practitioner and promised conception of a male child through medication, was caught. Acting on a tip-off, a team conducted a search at a private hospital in Kherki Daula village and nabbed Baldev Raj, the unauthorised medical practitioner.

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On March 8, Sunita Pawar, a doctor who runs a private health centre at Patel Nagar, was arrested for conducting illegal abortion.

On March 15, a man allegedly involved in black magic, was arrested for promising a boy to a childless couple in the city. He took money from them to perform rituals promising that the woman would give birth to a son.

Over the last one-and-a-half years, the team has successfully conducted more than 22 raids during which cases against more than 60 doctors and medical practitioners were lodged.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 22:56 IST