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Gurgaon has 224 illegal nursing homes and clinics, 141 bogus doctors: RTI

A Right to Information (RTI) query found that there were 141 bogus doctors in more than 200 illegal nursing homes in Gurgaon.

gurgaon Updated: Nov 03, 2017 12:19 IST
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Gurgaon’s civil surgeon’s office said there were 224 illegal clinics and nursing homes in the city. (HT file photo)

A total of 224 illegal nursing homes and clinics are being run under the community health centre (CHC) in Gurgaon, an RTI query has revealed.

The civil surgeon’s office of the Haryana health department said in the Right to Information (RTI) query that there were 23 illegal clinics and nursing homes in Patudi, one in Bhangrola, 18 in Bhodakala, 15 in Sohna, 54 in Farukhnagar, 48 in Harsaru, 26 in Gangola and 39 in Badshahpur.

“A complaint was also made against them before the chief minister window but no action has been taken so far. We cannot take action against them as there is no Haryana Nursing Homes Registration Act,” said BK Rajoura, civil surgeon, Gurgaon health department.

Mahender Kumar, a resident of Bahalpa village in Sohna, had filed the RTI on October 10 in the civil surgeon office seeking information in connection with the doctors, illegal nursing homes and clinics running in Gurgaon.

In its reply on October 23, the civil surgeon’s office said there were 224 illegal clinics and nursing homes under the district’s CHC in the city.

There are over 141 bogus doctors in these nursing homes and illegal clinics. They are not qualified and have medical degree or certificates. They are not MBBS but only compounders, the RTI said.

First Published: Nov 03, 2017 12:19 IST