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Amid a series of fake doctor cases in Bengal, yet another person with a fake MBBS degree was arrested from West Bengal's Nadia district on Monday. "A fake doctor named Bapi Nag has been arrested from Nadia district's Hanskhali area for allegedly claiming himself to be a skin specialist while he did not have an authentic MBBS degree," said an officer from Hanskhali police station said. According to police, Nag, a resident of South 24 Pargana district's Bongaon, could only produce an old certificate of a diploma in MBBS from some university in Assam during the interrogation. "The accused has been arrested and several documents have been seized from his chamber. We would produce him to court tomorrow (Tuesday)," the officer added. A number of fake doctors have been taken into custody by the state police and the CID over the past one month, while more than 500 medical practitioners, reportedly having doubtful credentials, are under CID's radar.
It was only a few weeks go the CID arrested a gastroenterologist who has been treating patients in a renowned corporate hospital for over two decades by submitting an allegedly bogus registration number and MBBS degree, an official said. We arrested Ajay Tewary from his clinic in Kolkata s Khidirpore area on Saturday. His letterhead claims that he is a consultant gastroenterologist with the Kothari Medical Centre.
However, we found that he had submitted a bogus registration number with the Medical Council of India and had no MBBS degree. He only possesses a B.Com Honours degree, said a CID source. The Kothari Medical Centre website lists Tewary at the top of its list of specialists in the gastro-medicine department as an interventional endoscopist possessing an MBBS degree. (Read: Another fake doctor nabbed by CID in Bengal)
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