Narayangaon, 21st July 2022: Pune rural police have arrested a fake doctor for allegedly giving allopathic prescriptions to patients at his clinic in Narayangaon in Junnar taluka of Pune district, Maharashtra. The doctor has been charged by the district health authority with fraud and violating the Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961. (MMP-Act).
The suspect is Anupkumar Harideep Mujumdar. The complaint has been lodged against him by Dr Chaitali Ramesh Kangune of Varulwadi’s primary health centre (PHC).
The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) instructed the health officials to inspect Narayangaon’s medical facilities and identify any fraudulent doctors. Officials started verifying the credentials of the doctors working at their clinics and hospitals as directed.
Mujumdar was being investigated, but whenever officials visited, they discovered that his clinic was closed. On July 18, at about 12:45 pm, health officials discovered a line of patients waiting at the clinic, where the accused was busy examining a patient.
When the team questioned Majumdar about his credentials and if he held a licence from one of the four recognised councils, Majumdar gave a negative response. At his clinic, the team discovered allopathic medications, injections, and medical supplies.
Majumdar has been booked under sections 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and section 33 (2) (act in defiance of any of the terms of sub-section) of the MMP Act.