Police arrested a fake woman doctor on Wednesday, who was running a clinic in Birmitrapur of Sundargarh district identifying herself as a gynaecologist.
A team of officials of the Health Department and local administration conducted a raid at her clinic on Tuesday, following which an FIR was lodged in the Biramitrapur police station by the local tehsildar on Wednesday.
The team also seized ultrasound machine, doppler machine, some other medical equipment and her prescription pad from her clinic.
The accused was identified as Simran, a muslim woman, and a resident of Purunapani under the Hatibari police station. He was earlier operating a clinic near her home and after closing that clinic near her home, she had been operating another clinic at Birmitrapur.
Simaran had put a notice board in front of her 'Mother and Child' clinic claiming herself as a gynaecologist. She had been providing the service of a doctor and treating patients in her clinic. She also possessed ultrasound machine in her clinic and also was doing ultrasound of the patients. She had also kept one doppler machine in her clinic.
During the raid, it was revealed Simaran did not have the requisite qualification to practice as a doctor. Besides, she had also not obtained clinical establishment and other procedures from appropriate authority, to run the clinic and operate ultrasound and doppler machine.
During inquiry, it was also found that Simran had done a diploma course in homeopathy but was claiming herself as a gynaecologist. Sources said, she however had some experience of working in a clinic of a gynaecologist and operation of ultrasound machine there, which helped her to run a clinic.