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No complaint against quacks since Aug,PMC to start inspection drive

With not a single complaint registered with the committee set up by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to identify bogus doctors,authorities are now planning an inspection drive across the city.

With not a single complaint registered with the committee set up by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to identify bogus doctors,authorities are now planning an inspection drive across the city.

Dr S T Pardeshi,acting chief medical officer of PMC,said they were chalking out details of the drive. “A committee had been set up by the PMC’s health department that met in August. However,since then we have not received a single complaint,” he said.

Pardeshi said there are 2,119 dispensaries and 545 nursing homes in the city and medical officers will check whether the doctors are qualified. Documents such as degree certificates and registration with medical councils will be checked. Pardeshi said if the doctors are not qualified,a court case will be filed.

In Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation,chief medical officer Dr K Anil Roy said they don’t have a committee but last week they took action against a naturopath who prefixed doctor to his name.

According to Dr N D Deshmukh,district health officer,a search and review committee has been set up to identify bogus doctors. In the recent months,there have been three to four complaints from Daund and Shirur. The search committee compiles information about doctors who are not registered with any medical council and sends the list to the district collector for review. Then it is sent to the Deputy Superintendent of Police for further action.

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