Six teams from the Health Department (South) of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation conducted surprise check clinics in the Lambha ward area on Friday after receiving a tip. Two of the ten “doctors” who were rounded up for further questioning were “practicing” without any medical training, in addition to some of the clinics operating without the required permits.
The Gujarat Medical Practitioners Act has been violated, and Naroda and Vatva police stations have been informed in order to take appropriate legal action. At the clinics, the AMC teams discovered injections, IV fluids, antibiotics, multivitamin shots, and nebulizers. Some people hadn’t even signed up to dispose of biomedical waste. It was discovered that two “doctors” had no medical training at all.
Despite having a BHMS (Homeopathy) degree, Dr. Priyanak Jodhani, who ran the Jan Kalyan hospital in Rajivnagar, was practising allopathy. The clinic also had maternity delivery equipment and a sterilising autoclave machine. In a similar vein, Dr. Girjesh Shah of the Saumin Clinic is a licenced homoeopath who has made a name for himself as an allopath. Additionally, his clinic has 10 beds for “in-house” care.
Nisarbhai Ghanchi, M.P. Jadav, Shweta Yadav, and Hemnatbhai Yadav were all detained for practising homoeopathy while also providing allopathic care.
Raghuraj Pal and Shakuntalaben Shriwas were detained for not having “any medical degree.” Similarly, Supriya Patel has a degree in interprofessional health care, whereas Pradeep Nigam could only provide proof that he had completed a medical research programme.
The clinics raided include Sri Gurukrupa, Shivay, Raj and Ayushman Clinic. The healthcare centres have been sealed.