|2008-12-26||Pakistani among fake doctors arrested from Ulhasna|
Pakistani among fake doctors arrested from Ulhasnagar
V Narayan | TNN | Dec 26, 2008, 03.14 AM IST
MUMBAI: The Ulhasnagar police have arrested two fake doctors, one of them, a Pakistani national, for practising without valid medical degrees.
The latter did not even have a work permit
According to the police, the duo, Dilip Morpani (Pakistani) and Rajkumar alias Raju had been working at Mata Rani Charitable Trust for the past five to six years. They have been remanded in police custody till January 12, while Lalchand Lathi, who owns the trust, is at large.
Sudarshan Rao, coordinator and state president of an NGO, All India Human Rights Protection Trust, told TOI, "We have a list of genuine doctors practising in Ulhasnagar. Though Morpani and Raju have been working there for the past five years, we did not have their records.'' Suspecting foul play, Rao's NGO started inquiring about quacks and sought records from the Bombay Medical Association. "Morpani is from Pakistan and does not posses a valid degree, while Raju is a Std X dropout. He worked as a medical representative for a while and then started posing as a doctor,'' said Rao.
According to him, such arrests were not new in Ulhasnagar. "Most of the accused are compounders who had worked at private clinics for some months. Later, they start practising after procuring fake MBBS certificates. Last year, two persons were caught who had obtained their `degrees' from Gorakhpur Medical Institute. Later, we found that they were fake,'' he said.
An officer from the Ulhasnagar police station said they would send the fake certificates to various authorties for further checks. "We are also tryig to find out how Morpani got visa and the work permit for India,'' said the officer.