Alarmed over mushrooming of fake doctors practicing medical procedures freely in the field of health services in many city areas, the Health Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Wednesday cracked down on a bogus doctor who was found running his clinic in Old Shukrawari and handed over the case to police. The bogus doctor in the case has been identified as Dr Ramen Mahanand Goldar, resident of Ganesh Nagar, near Durga Mata Mandir.
After receiving complaint against the bogus doctor, a team of Health Department reached the spot for investigation purpose. The team found Dr Ramen Mahanand Goldar running his clinic named Saibaba Piles Clinic, Old Shukrawari, near Gandhi Statue in front of Jain Mandir, Nagpur. The accused person in question had put up a board Saibaba Piles Clinic. The board mentioned Dr R K Goldar, BAMS, BEMS and treatment of piles, fissures, hydrocele, all types of sexual diseases and other diseases without surgery and with guarantee. On inspection, the said doctor was found checking patients and using ayurvedic and allopathic medicines.
When the team of Health Department asked Dr Ramen Mahanand Goldar to produce statutory medical education and registration certificates mandatory for medical practice, the said doctor failed to produce any of the certificates recognized by Maharashtra Government. Subsequently, Kotwali Police Station was informed. PSI Sahare and his team reached the ‘clinic’ of Dr Goldar and grilled him. The questioning revealed that Dr Ramen Mahanand Goldar was practicing medical procedures in allopathy and ayurved without statutory medical education and registration certificates. Some incriminating documents regarding saline, allopathy medicines and other material were also found in the ‘clinic.’
Kotwali police, on the basis of a complaint lodged by Dr Sunil Ghurde, booked Dr Ramen Mahanand Goldar under relevant sections and probing the matter further.
Now-a-days, the newspapers are flooded with deceitful advertisements that mislead people on treating and curing various diseases. The Health Department will monitor and scrutinize such advertisements. Legal advice would be solicited for cracking down on the wrongful advertisers.