Nursing graduate posing as resident doctor extorts money from patients at GMCH Nagpur, held
Nagpur: A 22-year-old nursing graduate has been arrested on Thursday for posing as a junior resident doctor in medicine and working at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Nagpur for a couple of months.
The accused has been identified as a nursing graduate who stays with his widowed mother at Mahal. He used to disguise himself as an MBBS doctor wearing an MBBS nameplate. He used to provide consultation to patients by checking their documents and examining them.
However, the man continued to pose as a doctor and even tried to convince the authorities by claiming to be an alumnus of AIIMS Delhi. Finally finding himself almost exposed, the quack escaped the hospital. The GMCH authorities informed Ajni police and CCTV footage was checked. He returned to the hospital on Thursday and was caught by the authorities and handed over to the Ajni police station. Presently, police are trying to confirm whether he got patients admitted during Covid-19 by introducing them as his relatives, reports the daily.
"The accused would introduce himself as Chief Medical Officer to resident doctors and vice versa," stated senior inspector Vinod Choudhury of Ajni police station.