Durgapur News Desk, 16 June 2017: At a time when the state of West Bengal is abuzz with news of fake doctors, the industrial town of Durgapur has not been left far behind. Thanks to the recent proactive attitude of the Durgapur Municipality Corporation (DMC) that four fake doctors have already been found and search for more such false doctors are on.
A team of the mayor-in-council of DMC, Lovely Roy, Deputy Magistrate, Joydeb Lahiri and a doctor of the Durgapur Sub Divisional hospital, Dr. S Majhi has already been visiting various areas of the Durgapur town in search of such counterfeit doctors.
One of the accused S R Sur, actually a homeopath, has been running a clinic at the Raghunathpur area of Durgapur proclaiming himself as an MBBS doctor. He has been prescribing allopath medicines and has been practicing there for quite a few years. The district police had raided his chamber and collected many important materials including a catheter and anesthetic drugs. The investigation officers are certain that the accused used to perform abortion illegally.
The accused doctor has been at large since the incident came to light. Police said that four persons used to work under the accused at his chamber and the visitors were mostly women.
Another accused Santosh Rajak who is also believed to be fake, failed to produce any valid registration number to the police. Rajak had also been practicing as an allopath doctor in Main Gate area of Durgapur. Police said that the accused used to sell medicines without a drug license. The district administration also received complaints against the two accused.
“A probe is being conducted in this regard. A report will soon be submitted to the senior officials of the state Health department. Action will be taken against the accused if found guilty,” a senior administrative official in the district said.
A third fake doctor has been identified yesterday. Asim Kumar Mukherjee has been practicing at a chamber in Benchity market. The team of DMC got him at his residence in the Durgapur Steel Township. He couldn’t show any doctoral degree or any registration number. The team of investigation officers has found several equipments and supporting documents that are indicative that Mukherjee used to perform abortion illegally.
A search for the fourth fake such doctor is on. He is Dr. Dam of the ward no. 11 of the DMC. His chamber was found closed.
The team also is investigating the specialist tags used by several doctors of the Durgapur town.