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Pune : Lab Technician arrested for posing as doctor


Pune : Lab Technician arrested for posing as doctor

PUNE: A diploma holder in medical laboratory technology, Kailas Bothe has been arrested for posing as a doctor after Sandip Dhende, the medical officer with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), filed a complaint against him.

Kailas Bothe (40), was found running an independent pathology laboratory and signing on reports of patients as a doctor. He has been charged under the relevant sections Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961.

Speaking with TOI, Sandip Dhende said, “Bothe was posing as a doctor without holding a medical degree and requisite registration from the medical council. He was signing pathology reports as a doctor and had big board with the prefix doctor before his name. We had warned him not to mislead people by posing as a doctor after we received an anonymous complaint against him. But he did not pay heed. So, we filed complaint against him with Chandannagar police on January 7”

Anil Patrudkar, senior inspector of the Chandannagar police said, “We had arrested Bothe on January 7 soon after we received the complaint. He was later released on bail.”

With the said arrest, the city is reported to have registered its 24th case against the fake doctors or fake medical practitioners since the year 2013.

With the rising number of fake doctors in the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation,Health Department conducted a survey and found that the people living in slum areas are the victims of these bogus doctors. The survey carried out to identify the bogus doctors practising in the city covered 850 general practitioners, mainly operating in and around slums adds the daily.

Vaishali Jadhav, the assistant medical officer of health (AMoH), PMC, and in charge of the anti-bogus doctors’ cell at PMC said, “Since 2013, we have filed FIRs against 24 bogus doctors, so far. They were from Bopodi, Dhanori, Baner, Hadapsar and Vishrantwadi. Among them, two bogus doctors only had matriculation certificate. Most of the others had degrees in alternative medicines but were practising allopathic medicines. A sizeable number of bogus doctors shut down their clinics on their own and fled from the city after our health officials intensified surveillance”, reports TOI
Most quacks identified so far were practising in Hadapsar, Yerawada and Kondhwa areas. The health department has now decided to extend the survey to the other areas.




Source: With inputs
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    Abhijeet Hawale April 7, 2017, 2:20 pm

    Yes technicians have rights to run the lab independently no doubt at all only problem is pathologist association gives bribery to police department and these type of media like times group lokmat group and corrupted media reporters.early january 2017 these types of cases against dmlt technicians who are running blood testing labs independently in maharashtra losed by pathologist associantion in session dist.courts ( ref.patbhani session court latest judgement)atherefore these cases against dmlt technicians fabricated by pathologist association .these case will never teanable in court so don\’t trust on these fake cases against technicians this is the just rumors against technicians purpose of degrades them these are all paid news and bribery to police
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  2. The technicians in Pune have a strong lobby blessed by local politicians. It seems to be seen if any real action is taken against the chap

  3. All over India this should be done because eighty percent pathology labs are run by technicians and they pay ref feral almost more than sixty percent and manage reports according to need of reffering physician who do malpractice

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    dr.boskey gandhi January 20, 2017, 12:11 pm

    Very good step. …,,I think, this should be start everywhere in country, to stop bogus doctor practice. …,,