Medical student found running proxy practice for doctor, both arrested
Surat: A Homeopathy student (Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery(BHMS)) found running proxy practice for a doctor at the Umarpada Community Health Centre and Referral Hospital was arrested by the Surat district police on Tuesday along with the medical practitioner.
The registered medical doctor has been identified as an MBBS doctor and resident of Varachha. He was assigned the post of medical officer at the Umarpada Community Health Centre and Referral hospital in October 2020. Umarpada is a place with a large tribal population. Police informed that the doctor contacted the homeopathic medical student and asked him to work in his place at Umarpada referral hospital from August 2.
The matter came to light after one of the nurses of the facility noticed that the proxy doctor prescribed the wrong medication to a patient and complained to the incharge medical superintendent Dr Anilkumar Jha, The nurse alleged that on Tuesday, a patient came for treatment of diabetes. However, the doctor gave him tablets of blood pressure, reports the daily.