Man booked for practising medicine without licence in Pune
Accused on the run; clinic sealed by PMC.Updated: Sep 21, 2020, 19:21 IST
The Pune police have arrested a man for treating people without a registered medical licence at a clinic in Katraj.
The man, who is yet to be arrested, operated the clinic under the name of Todkar Sanjeevani Nisargopchar Kendra near Katraj bus stop.
“On September 18, the officials of the health department found an advertisement for an immunity booster for prevention of coronavirus. The health officer went to the clinic and found a lot of people waiting to get the powdered medicine there. There are also videos of the accused with patients on the social media. We were unable to find him at the clinic which was later sealed by Pune Municipal Corporation officials.,” said assistant inspector S Chiwadshetty of Bharati Vidyapeeth police station who is investigating the case.
A complaint has been lodged by Dr Deepak Pakhale, health officer for Zone 3 of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).
The police are investigating how many people the man have treated.
A case under Sections 419 (personation), 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with Section 33(2) of Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961, has been registered at the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station.