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Three Fake Doctors Arrested From Andhra Pradesh

Police said, those arrested are – Narendra, a B.Tech Graduate; his wife Jyoti, who studied till Class 12; and his brother-in law, Raghvendra, a B.Com graduate

Sakshi Khanna | CNN-News18

Updated:June 21, 2017, 3:29 PM IST
Three Fake Doctors Arrested From Andhra Pradesh
The JP Children's Super Specialty Hospital in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
New Delhi: Three people have been arrested in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district for treating patients in guise of doctors.

Police said, those arrested are – Narendra, a B.Tech Graduate; his wife Jyoti, who studied till Class 12; and his brother-in law, Raghvendra, a B.Com graduate. They all claimed to be MBBS and were treating patients and even prescribing medicines.

The police has also sealed two hospitals – JP Children's Super Specialty Hospital and Vijaya Gowri Hospital – run by them.

An officer said, they received a tip-off about fake doctor rackets prevalent in both hospitals. The vigilance department conducted a probe and sent a Home Guard to one of the hospitals. He feigned a minor stomach ache and the doctors put him on fluids, starting the treatment.

The department also sent a woman, who posed as a patient. The doctors told her that she needed surgery and this is when the vigilance teams raided the hospitals.

The two hospitals were also running a pharmacy without any permission.

Sivakoti Babu Rao, regional vigilance enforcement officer, said, "These people are playing with the lives of patients. Investigations shows they were running this operation since 2013 and have even performed surgeries. Records show they have claimed about Rs 32 lakh from the government for Employee's State Insurance Corporation reimbursement. Further inquiry is on to find out how they obtained a licence."

The District medical and health department also raised concerns after the raids.

Dr Narsimhulu, District Medical Health Officer said, "They were given temporary registration. But they cannot start a hospital with that. They were yet to provide us with NOC from various departments like fire, municipality. They have not submitted details like qualification of doctors, the number of nurses. I also appeal to the public to be more aware and alert about such fake doctors and report to us."
| Edited by: Aditya Nair
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