25 paramedics have been arrested by Cyberabad East SOT sleuths on Monday for running clinics without valid licence.
Police also seized medicines from them. According to the police, the paramedics were operating clinics with beds to treat patients. They also prescribed random medicines to the patients suffering from heart ailments, diabetes and neurological issues.
They said “after basic diagnosis, they would refer patients for blood and urine tests and prescribe medicines based on the report. One of them, running a clinic out of a double-storey building in Malkajgiri with five beds was an Intermediate Commerce passout. During raids, the police seized huge quantities of injection ampoules, tablet strips with expired tablets, BP measuring apparatus, syringes, saline bottles, anti-TB drug packs, syrups along with other surgical equipment.”
Officials said that “the crooks were posing as registered medical practitioners. Each of the fake paramedics used to see at least 30 patients a day. After basic diagnosis, they would refer patients for blood and urine tests and prescribe medicines based on the report.”
Similar fake doctors were practicing in Saroornagar, Meerpet, Kandukur, Nacharam, Adibhatla, Ibrahimpatnam, Vanasthalipuram, Hayatnagar and Malkajgiri.
“They had some medicines which were issued by government hospitals, with a clear marking that they were not to be sold,” an SOT official told the newspaper, adding that the raids will continue.
Official added “All the arrested persons were booked under cheating case and were handed over to the concerned police station for further inquiry and investigation.”
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BY M. DIVYA SRI