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Treatment by quack kills a man in Tamil Nadu

TIRUVANNAMALAI: In an unfortunate incident, a patient is reported to have died after seeking treatment from a quack in the Tiruvannamalai town of Tamil Nadu.

The case was that of a 30-year old construction worker who went to one Arunachala Clinic run by a quack now idenitified as one Arun, after sustaining a leg injury. To treat the injury, Arun gave him an injection. Soon after returning to his residence, the patient complained of chest pain. The family members rushed him to Government Tiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The deceased has been identified as as S Suresh of Aradapattu Colony. He was married and had two children.

Immediately after the incident, the health authorities raided the clinic and sealed it. A complaint has been registered with Tiruvannamali Town Police. The quack was arrested a few hours later reports the Hindu.

What is even more unfortunate about the entire incident is that this particular quack had been earlier arrested twice in the past two years by the authorities for practicing allopathy without qualifications. However, he continued to practice at this clinic after getting bail. Health department officials had failed to monitor the activities of the quack after he was released on bail,adds TOI.

Source: with inputs
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  1. Nation wide publicity with photograph should be given to enlighten public of such quacks. so that they cannot continue to dupe the innocent. Relevant Health authorities should also be held responsible and accountable in this regard.

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    DR Sammuel chandrasekaran October 24, 2016, 5:50 am

    Practising in the name of alternative medicines many quacks actually practise allopathy with fake MD qualification like MD acupunture MD naturapathy etc etc and patients get duped easily.Awareness have to be created among publics to identify quacks more over ads publisicing miracle cures in TVs should be banned.

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    dnyaneshwar hiras October 23, 2016, 1:44 pm

    Dont call such quacks as a Doctor. such type of incidents happens due to all responsible authorities of our society.

  4. Lack of govt. will to punish quacks & poor implementation of rules leads to such incidents.

  5. This is not the only case………………so many cases like this happens every day but we dont know……….just this case has came to a light. Severe action should be taken by government on these types of dcotors.