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Fake doc case: DMC writes to DGHS for stringent action against hospital

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Medical Council (DMC) has written to the city government's health department recommending "stringent action" against a private hospital in Munirka, as a patient there had died after being treated allegedly by a "fake doctor".

The 45-year-old man was admitted with complaints of blood in and stool in mid-November last year at the and was given treatment as prescribed by

A day after his admission, his condition deteriorated and he was taken to the where he was declared brought dead, a of the DMC said. The post-mortem was performed there only.

The sister of the deceased had lodged a complaint with different authorities including the DMC.

"During investigation (DMC's) it was found that was practicing on the basis of an 'MBBS' from and being registered with He was claiming himself to be having an MBBS, DCH, FCCP.

"As per the records available in the office of the DMC, his certificates were found to be fake," Dr Girish Tyagi, of the DMC said.

For practicing allopathic system of medicine in the NCT of Delhi, a person should hold recognised medical qualification as per First, Second or Third Schedules to Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and should be registered with the Medical Council.

Tyagi said the hospital was also found to be "unregistered" and therefore a communication has been sent to the health department to initiate action against.

"The patient was treated by an unqualified person in an unregistered hospital and did not receive proper treatment which led to his death, which as per the post-mortem report was result of and hemorrhage due to bleeding in a known case of chronic liver disease," the DMC said in a statement.

is "neither qualified nor authorised" to practice allopathic system of medicine, the Council said.

"A copy of the DMC order has also been sent to the of Health Services (DGHS), Government of Delhi, for taking stringent action against under the Delhi Nursing Home Registration Act for employing unqualified person and allowing him to treat patients," Tyagi said.

DMC is a statutory body constituted in September 1998, as a result of enactment of Act, 1997 by the The DMC is vested with powers, duties and function of regulating the practice of modern scientific system of medicine in the city.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 19:05 IST
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