Husnabad, a haven for fake doctors

Husnabad, a haven for fake doctors
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Husnabad, a drought-prone area, has become a haven for bogus doctors. Even if they do not have qualification, they are running hospitals in modern buildings along with all facilities like laboratories and medical shops. Poor and uneducated people belonging to the surrounding villages visit Husnabad mandal headquarters regularly for their daily needs including the medical treatment.

Poor and uneducated people belonging to the surrounding villages visit Husnabad mandal headquarters regularly for their daily needs including medical treatment. Taking it as an advantage, unqualified quacks are opening nursing homes to make money in the name of providing medical treatment.

Karimnagar: Husnabad, a drought-prone area, has become a haven for bogus doctors. Even if they do not have qualification, they are running hospitals in modern buildings along with all facilities like laboratories and medical shops. Poor and uneducated people belonging to the surrounding villages visit Husnabad mandal headquarters regularly for their daily needs including the medical treatment. Taking it as advantage, unqualified quacks are opening nursing homes to make money in the name of providing medical treatment.

They would also collect the samples of blood and urine and give reports by testing the samples in their own laboratories. Besides hospitals, they are also running medical shops. Uneducated and innocent people are duped by such fake doctors. Recently, four such doctors were arrested by the Husnabad police. On Sunday, cops detained Mahankali Chandram for providing treatment to patients by arranging beds in the nursing home located in Akkannapeta chowk in Husnabad.

Based on reliable information, Sub-Inspector of Police Yerrala Kiran conducted raids on the hospital and seized large quantities of medicines and other material used for treatment. A native of Keshavapur, Chandram opened a nursing home and started administering medicines to the people though he was not qualified. Besides Chandram, a case was also registered against medical shop owner Vijay Kumar.

Similarly, an intermediate (BiPc) holder, Kanukuntla Srinivas opened a nursing home named Mahalaxmi hospital last year and started providing treatment. Initially, Srinivas engaged a BAMS degree holder Priyanka, who is having doctor degree in Ayurveda. Though Priyanka was a Ayurveda doctor, allopathic treatment is ebing given in the hospital. Police conducted raids in the hospital on January 1 and seized the nursing home. Srinivas was arrested and booked under section 420 of IPC cheating case.

Two more such doctors Anjaneyulu and Ravi were also arrested by the cops. Sharing his woes with The Hans India here on Tuesday, a victim, V Sampath, who got treatment for piles in Mahalaxmi hospital said that besides conducting different medical tests, the doctor used to prescribe large quantities of medicines. Though he underwent treatment for three months, he did not get any relief from the problem, Sampath lamented.

Husnabad Circle Inspector of Police Dasari Bhumaiah said that people were running four and five bedded hospitals with all facilities even if they do not have an SSC or at least RMP or PMP certificates. Though there was no qualified doctor or a technician in the laboratory, they were collecting blood and urine samples and giving reports by taking Rs 500. With a view to dupe innocent people, the unqualified doctors are opening nursing homes, the Circle Inspector of Police added.

District Medical and Health Officer (in-charge) Dr Rajesham made it clear that they do not have any such power to stop the setting up of hospitals by unqualified doctors and they would maintain the list of registered doctors. They would conduct an enquiry if anybody lodges complaint about the setting up of hospital by unqualified persons, he added.

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