Monday March 18, 2019

Hyderabad police arrest over 100 in drive against quacks

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Hyderabad: In a major drive against quacks, police in Hyderabad’s old city have taken into custody 107 medical practitioners for alleged violation of rules.

Undertaking a cordon and search operation, police raided several clinics being run illegally in different parts of the south zone.

Those arrested include registered medical practitioners (RMPs as well of Unani, ayurvedic and other systems who were practising illegally.

The arrested people including women were either holding fake degrees or were running unauthorised clinics.

A police officer said 50 cases of cheating or negligence would be booked.

The drive was undertaken in the wake of last week’s incident in which a quack burnt the body of the patient after he died at his clinic due to his medication.

The quack was an x-ray technician but was practising as a Unani doctor with a fake degree.

Deputy Commissioner of Police V Satyanarayana said the raids were conducted as part of public safety and crime prevention.

He said RMPs were practising with pretension as doctors and giving injections and practising medicines though they were not authorised to do so.

Doctors of ayurvedic, Unani, sadhak were also practising allopathy in violation of rules.

Those arrested include 59 RMPs/quacks, one fake dentist, 48 holders of Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS), two with Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (DHMS) and two with Bachelor of Electrohomeopathy Medicine and Surgery (BEMS)

Due to increased cost of health care, poor approach RMPs or quacks for the treatment of various ailments, said police, adding they are verifying their certificates of those arrested by seeking the opinion of the Telangana Medical Council.

(IANS)

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Addition of 2 New Districts in Telangana, Number Rises to 33

A final notification was issued by the Revenue Department about the creation of two new districts - Mulugu and Narayanpet.

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Telangana, District, Hyderabad
In 2016, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government reorganised Telangana to create 21 new districts. Pixabay

The number of districts in Telangana rose to 33 with two new districts coming into being on Sunday.

A final notification was issued by the Revenue Department about the creation of two new districts – Mulugu and Narayanpet.

While Mulugu has been carved out of Jayashankar Bhupalapally district, Narayanpet came into being with the division of the existing Mahabubnagar district.

This followed demands from the local people. The in-charge district collectors of the two new districts on Sunday inaugurated the collectors’ offices. Local public representatives attended the functions.

Telangana, District, Hyderabad
In 2016, TRS government reorganised Telangana to create 21 new districts. Pixabay

It had 10 districts when it came into being as India’s 29th state on June 2, 2014, after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

 

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In 2016, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government reorganised Telangana to create 21 new districts.

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said smaller districts would help in better administration as they could have better focus on implementation of development and welfare schemes. (IANS)