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Fake Doctors, Fake Medical Council- The story so far in Kolkata

Fake Doctors, Fake Medical Council- The story so far in Kolkata

West Bengal: The move of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to begin its investigation to weed out fake medical practitioners in the state of West Bengal, seems to have opened a pandora’s box, since its initiation. Not only, is the department finding the increasing existence of these quacks, that too in very prominent areas including some government hospitals, it has also unearthed a fake medical board, that certify’s their existance.

It is reported that,  during the initiation of the investigation, authorities nabbed around 3 quacks in a matter of 10 days that too from state-run healthcare centres. HT reports that these 3, now identified as Kaiser Alam, Khushinath Haldar and Snehasis Chakraborty had been treating patients for years before they ran out of luck. One of them, Alam, had even worked at a corporate hospital, Ruby-hall as a RMO for a year adds India Blooms.

On 27th May, 2017 , West Bengal CID arrested another fake doctor, Dr Naren Pandey alias Narendra Pandey who was attached with the city’s Bellevue Clinic and Medland Diagnostic Institute, Entally Kolkata. The person was arrested from his chamber cum diagnostic centre at Entally and claimed to  an MD allergy and asthma specialist, associated with several clinics in the city. This person, reports TOI, was also using a MCI registration number (51339). When MCI scrutinized the records, they found that the number was allocated to another doctor, a resident of Moore Avenue.

30 year old Fake Medical Council

The authorities during their hunt for fake medical practitioners, also seem to have stumbled upon an illegal medical board that had been operating from Barasat for three decades and had duped thousands of medical students from across India by offering fake degrees. The targets were generally huge number of dropouts and foreign students which were provided counterfeit  MBBS (AM), BDS, BHMS, BAMS, GNM, ANM, PhD, DMLT, X-Ray technician and even veterinary degrees, affiliated  to various “fake” medical colleges under the banner of Alternative Medical Council, spread across India and abroad. Authorities also recovered around 560 fake degrees from the premises.

According to agency sources, the alleged kingpin of the racket,Ramesh Chandra Baidya (52) provided fake degrees to a huge number of foreign students coming in from the USA, Italy, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Russia, Malaysia and Africa in exchange for money. The price of a fake degree, adds Indian Express would run into lakhs, varying from client to client, and Baidya would allegedly charge “an extra Rs 10,000 for a gold medal”.. “Degrees were made available for clients within minutes in exchange for money,” said an official. He was also finally arrested on 27th May from the Kolkata airport, from where he was trying to flee.

What comes even more shocking that that this board is on the list of 23 fake boards against which CID had mulling action against, implying all these activities are uncovering just the tip of the iceberg.

Hospitals Alerted

Following the major disclosures made by the CID, the state Health department has woken up to the menace and  now alerted all hospitals on the backdrop of incidents of arrest of fake doctors in the state, announcing that it would take further necessary steps on the basis of the findings of the probe that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is conducting.

 

Source: with inputs
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  1. Enter your comment here…eto tym practice kore gain non med impossible… 1 solution job dile na hole exam nea permanent registered korte….3yrs deki na ki change holo….i think negative r kew thakbe na….bt new jeno na hoy….

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    Dr Saradamba Adusumilli May 30, 2017, 4:21 pm

    Many cities in India have similar bogus doctors for ex:- Hyderabad. Old city part of Hyderabad has many
    quacks functioning as doctors. CID has to weed out these quacks from all the cities and towns of India.Even
    ward boys and nurses have set up practice as doctors in small towns of Andhra Pradesh.

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    ASHVIN KUMAR ASHAR May 30, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Every thing is possible under Mamta Benerjee\’s Chief Ministership. And West Bengal is famous for frauds chit fund.

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    Dr. Ravi Wankhede May 30, 2017, 11:14 am

    You cannot call these people Fake doctors. They are not even quacks.These are criminals playing with the lives of the gullible and poor people. What about the Nomadic banjara tribe people who practice all over the country? Should it be allowed?

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    Dr Sanjay Gupta May 30, 2017, 9:59 am

    Such fraud cannot go on without political backing. What is the role of Mamata and TMC. Their silence is deafening.

  6. I dont agree with your political statement…….can we say that the central government is backing the printing of fake indian rupees?! definitely NO

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    Dr. Sreekumar June 1, 2017, 3:07 pm

    THE GOVERNMENT PER SE WILL NOT SUPPORT SUCH ACTIVITIES. BUT THE GOVERNMENT IS RUN BY THE OFFICIALS. AT LEAST SOME OF THEM ARE CORRUPT WHO ACCEPT BRIBES AND CLOSE EYES AGAINST SUCH CRIMES. SO CORRUPTION IS THE ROOT CAUSE WHICH HAS TO BE ELIMINATED
    THESE QUACKS ARE PLAYING WITH THE LIFE OF PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THEIR LIVES. CAN THE GOVERNMENT ESCAPE FROM SUCH RESPONSIBILITIES

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