‘Check credentials of outside doctors who come for clinical practices here’
Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has taken serious note on mushrooming of quackery in state and it poses threat to the human lives, statement said.
President DAK Dr Suhail Naik, “These imposters are administering mega doses of steroids and pain killers to suppress the symptoms of illness. They are actually playing with human lives.”
Recent expose of imposter, fraudster by “Kashmir Crown” who was practicing at multiple clinics in north Kashmir must be booked under various stringent laws of penal code so that in future a person will think hundred times before indulging in practice of deception and fraud, Naik added.
“It is a matter of great concern that these bluff masters are misusing the prefix “Dr” and are deceiving the gullible public”,Dr Naik added. It is moral and social responsibility of civil societies, media fraternity, religious organisation to keep continuous vigil on these quacks who play with lives of innocent patients.
While slamming government authorities for their complete failure to check the menace, Dr Naik said these quacks have damaged the kidneys of large number of people in Kashmir by administering massive doses of pain killers for long duration, statement reads.
Citing the example of a Shopian village, Naik said that It is painfull and heart wrenching that around 420 people in village Vehil of Shopian have contracted blood borne diseases like Hepatitis B & C due to the illegal practice by quacks who act as dentists and don’t know the basics of instrument sterilization.
Unless and until these fraudsters and imposters are not dealt with stringent laws of penal code, these people will continuously indulge in such malpractices”,Dr Naik added.
General Secretary DAK Dr Owais H Dar called for checking the credentials of doctors from other states who visit the state for their clinical practice.
“It is imperative that these doctors who are visiting valley regularly must get temporary registration from the state Health department before practicing in Kashmir and also their consultation fee must be regulated by state government,” Dr Owais added.
DAK demands that Government should come forward with a comprehensive health policy which should include
stringent action against these quacks who are playing with the lives of common people and also against those who are involved in promoting fake drugs.