Fake Hospital With 24×7 Emergency, ICU Services Busted in Gurugram; Doctors, Staff Members Arrested
The hospital had 14-15 beds, including emergency, general ward, private ward, ICU, private rooms, Operation Theater, Pharmacy, and an eye checking room, but no valid license from the health department.
Gurugram: A joint team of flying squad and health department has busted an alleged fake hospital in Bilaspur area in Gurugram. The hospital, which was being run illegally in the market of Fajilwas village on Panchgaon-Tawdu road, was also offering emergency and ICU services. According to DSP Inderjeet Yadav of the CM flying squad, the raid was conducted on the basis of a tip-off it received about a medical facility being run without a license in Shri Balaji hospital and Eye Care.
His team conducted the raid and busted the hospital and arrested its operator, Bittu Yadav, a resident of Baghanki village. The hospital had 14-15 beds, including emergency, general ward, private ward, ICU, private rooms, Operation Theater, Pharmacy, and an eye checking room, but no valid license from the health department, Yadav told news agency PTI.
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The squad detained 10 people, including the operator of a hospital, and handed them over to police. An FIR was registered at Bilaspur Police Station and following which, police nabbed three and are interrogating others.
The flying team was accompanied by a team from the drug controller health department in conducting the raid. During the raid, a man named Sonu Kumar was found sitting in a doctor’s chair with a stethoscope around his neck and there were 10 other staff members, including sanitation and nursing staff, said Yadav.
A team member said when he was asked about it, Sonu could not produce any medical degree. The member told the raiding team that the patients were not treated by him but one Dr Dharmender.
When he was called, Dharmender said he had no association with the hospital for the last two months and that he did not sign any official contract with them. He alleged his stamp was being misused by the hospital.
“It was a 24-hour hospital that even offered emergency admissions. They were allegedly carrying out deliveries without a gynecologist and doing surgeries without a surgeon. “We handed over the records to local police,” Yadav said.
An FIR has been registered against the accused under sections 420 (cheating), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian penal Code (IPC) and section 15 (2) B of the Indian Medical Council Act at Bilaspur Police Station.
“We have nabbed three men — hospital operator Bittu Yadav, MBBS doctor Dharmender, and fake doctor Sonu — and are questioning others.
“A further probe is on and action will be taken as per the law,” said Bilaspur Police Station SHO Inspector Vineet Yadav.
The health department team also seized several medicines and injections used in pregnancy and hormone treatment, among many others, without any billing or any documentation for their usage.
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