Illegal doc violates DMC order

Opens clinic in another area after closure order

An illegal doctor was found relocating his clinic after the Delhi Medical Council ordered the clinic shut over seven days back. Despite action from the medical council, illegal clinics are thriving across the city.

The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) had passed a closure order on May 21 against the clinic operating in Sonia Gandhi Camp in Sector-7, R K Puram Sector. The council had also asked the police to lodge a complaint against the illegal practitioner. The quack reopened his clinic at near-by J P Colony.

The health department raided the clinic of one Mohitosh Roy after the public grievance cell monitored by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office had directed the chief district medical officer (CDMO), New Delhi district, to inspect illegal clinics almost a month back.

Last week, the CDMO received complaints that the quack continues to practice on another location at J P Colony despite the DMC’s closure order.

Roy was found to run the new clinic with the name of one J Misra, who claimed to be an Ayurvedic doctor. However, Misra is not registered with the Delhi Bhartiya Chikitsa Parishad either.

“It is surprising that quacks are practising despite closure orders. The DMC had taken swift action in the case. But the ground situation is quite different. There is no fear among the illegal doctors. When we raided his clinic at the new location, he ran away,” said Dr Anil Bansal, Anti-Quackery Cell, DMC.

“Misra whose name was being used in the clinic’s board initially claimed that he owned the clinic and Roy was his compounder. Later, he retracted his statement and gave us in writing that he is not associated with Roy,” said Dr Bansal.

The inspection team found Roy was dispensing allopathic medicines at the clinic despite holding no valid degrees. Injections, steroids and antibiotics were seized from the clinic.
The council had asked the quack to appear before it and submit required documents. When the quack failed to do so, the council passed the closure order.

The first complaint to the CDMO had stated that illegal clinics in the area were conducting abortions and dispensing allopathic medicines and “causing harm to the public”.

 

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