NEW DELHI: Due to shortage of government doctors, the business of quacks is flourishing in the National Capital. In every village and unauthrorised colony, fake doctors are playing with the lives of innocent patients.
A 13-year-old girl died after she was allegedly given wrong medicines and injection by a quack at Sanjay Colony, under Maidan Garhi police station in South Delhi.
According to the police, the accused doctor Banshi Lal, 49, who ran a clinic in Sanjay Colony, has been arrested. The complaint was received from the victim’s father, Bachchu Paswan.
“The victim’s father, from Bhati Mines, Delhi, stated that his daughter aged 13 years died because of wrong medicines and injections given by doctor Banshi Lal, having clinic at Sanjay Colony,” police said.
During enquiry, the police said the Banshi Lal produced an Ayurvedic degree, which was verified from the Government department concerned.
“It was revealed that Banshi Lal never obtained any qualification and is not entitled to practice any system of medicine,” the police added.
A case under Sections 304 and 419 of the IPC & 27 of DMC Act was registered in Maidan Garhi police station.
“The alleged doctor was produced before the court and sent to judicial custody,” the police said.
Further investigation is in progress.