Mumbai: The Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologist and Microbiologists (MAPPM) has recently registered a complaint against a man who acted as a Pathologist working in the remote area of the state. The accused man has been booked by Khandeshwar Police station.
The man is identified as one Rajendra Nikam who pretended to be a Pathologist in association with certain pathology laboratories in rural areas. He was found to be signing laboratory reports as an MD Path.
The pretence came to light when the officials attached with the Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologist and Microbiologists conducted a routine survey of laboratories in the area. The Association, later found that the man was not registered under the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) and Indian Medical Council (IMC).
It was futher found that no such registered Medical practitioner with the qualifications of MD Path exists. Consequently, the association filed a complaint against Sidhkala Computerized Pathology Lab and Rajendra Nikam.
The matter came to light during the investigation of various claims submitted by patients to the insurance agency. A probe was initiated by the Insurance company following which a complaint was drafted with the Council and the Maharashtra Association of Practising Pathologists and Microbiologists (MAPPM) was also informed.