Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) has sought action against bogus doctors claiming to treat diabetes and advertising in newspapers about the same. MANS founder Narendra Dabholkar said on Tuesday that an agitation will be launched if the district collector and police do not take action against such doctors in next 15 days.
Dabholkar told media persons that he would meet district collector Vikas Deshmukh and police officials in this regard soon. He said there are many advertisements in leading dailies which claim to cure diabetes and were liable for cognisable offence under The Drugs and Magic Remedies Objectionable Advertisement Act, 1954. He said MANS would consider approaching the high court to prevent cheating of patients and putting their lives in danger due to such bogus treatments.
Dabholkar pointed out that as per the circular issued by medical education and drugs department on August 19, 2000, no other doctor apart from registered doctors were allowed to practice in the state. He said the circular also had informed about the four committees at district, taluka, municipal corporation and municipal council level to locate unauthorised doctors practising in society. He added that there is a district-level committee to review the situation as the number of bogus doctors was increasing.
MANS is inviting feedback from those who have been cheated by bogus doctors by advertising that they can cure diabetes by acupuncture or other remedies. Dabholkar said such people can contact MANS on 9422015965 (Manik Pawar) and 9850845808 (Milind Deshmukh).