On Saturday, an illegal hospital and clinic in Ambedkar colony and Chakkarpur village were busted in Gurugram. A joint team of the chief minister’s flying squad and the health department arrested two quacks in connection with the case. However, two more accused in this case have escaped.
The joint team raided and sealed the SD Hospital in Ambedkar Colony, Mukhtar Health Centre, and Mother-Child Centre in Chakkarpur village after finding fake doctors running these places.
As per the police, the illegal hospital has been operating for the past two and a half years without the required authentication documents. Moreover, the doctors employed here were also fake and were providing prescriptions and medical treatment to patients without proper medical qualifications.
Some people went to the hospital seeking medical attention, either for examinations or, in more serious instances, they were admitted for treatment. People realize that they have been deceived and manipulated by these fraudulent practitioners.
During the raid, the team found a man sitting in a chair at the hospital. He identified himself as Manoj Kumar, a doctor who is a resident of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. When Manoj Kumar was asked to produce his credentials, he could not provide any registration certificates from the hospital. Other doctors and staff were absent at that time.
Following this, the team discovered several types of modern medicines from the hospital, including documents of patients who were treated at the hospital. He was taken into custody after being arrested, and medicines and injections were seized from his place.
But another accused, who is the owner of the hospital, is absconding, and the police are investigating his whereabouts.
According to Inspector Harish Kumar of the CM Flying Squad, the action came after receiving a tip. The team discovered during the raid that no surgeries were performed at the hospital, and the consultation charges at the hospital ranged from Rs. 200 to Rs. 300.
Inspector Harish Kumar said that they were playing with people's lives by giving them allopathic medicines and injections.
Later, the joint team raided Mukhtar Health Center and Mother-Child Center in Street No. 6 of Chakkarpur village, which is 100 meters away from the illegal hospital. The illegal clinic was being run by Mohammad Masoom and Dr. ** without registration, and both are residents of Purnia district in Bihar.
Although police arrested Mohammad Masoom from the clinic, his accomplice, the doctor, is on the run, and the team is searching for him.
Dr. Gupta, a medical officer of the health department, told the Daily that when they visited the clinic, the owner was not present. But they got to know that he had been prescribing medicines to patients for some time. The doctor didn’t have any proper medical degrees either.
The authorities sealed both facilities and seized a huge quantity of medicines, injections, and documents.
On the complaint of Dr. Gaurav Gupta, two separate FIRs were lodged on Saturday in the case under 336 (punishment for an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) of the IPC and Section 34 of the National Medical Commission Act at Sector 29 Police Station.
(Input from various sources)