One more clinic seized at Pattan

Fake doctor used to prescribe high doses of steroids to young girls

Continuing its drive against fake doctors and unauthorised clinics, the health department Pattan under the supervision of Block Medical Officer Pattan seized a clinic at Pattan on Monday. 

The clinic according to BMO Pattan was being run by a fake women doctor and was immediately sealed by the authorities. A case FIR was registered against the women. 

‘Ahana Health Care’ according to officials was being operated by Arhan who pose as a doctor. 

However, initial investigation suggests the lady who is from Jammu is not a doctor and was operating this clinic without any registration. 

“The clinic along with the medicines has been seized and officials of police station Pattan had been informed about the fraudulent doctor and unauthorised clinic,” said Dr Masrat, Block Medical Officer Baramulla. 

According to health officials, the women would pose as a doctor and would target young girls and boys. 

The fake doctor according to locals would often prescribe hormone therapy to young girls besides medication for increase in breast size. Lot of young boys used to visit the clinic for steroids.

“We have seized lot of medicine from the clinic which include drugs for hormonal preparation, Mastopathy drugs and huge haul of steroids,” said Dr Masrat. 

Officials of the health department at Pattan recently initiated a drive against fake doctors and unauthorised clinics across Pattan and its adjacent villages. The authorities have found 11 government teachers operating different clinics across Pattan Tehsil. 

A list of such teachers had been already sent to higher ups of education department for departmental action. 

Earlier, a fake doctor, Tariq Ahmad, resident of Chokar Pattan was found by the health department Pattan practising at three different clinics across north Kashmir. The imposter doctor was later arrested by the police. 

Dozens of such clinics across Pattan and its adjoining villages had been seized by the health department since last two weeks. These unauthorised clinics where being run by no professionals and government employees. 

The health authorities have also found that most of such unauthorised clinics used to give high dose of steroids to patients without caring for their health. 

Doctors say overdose of steroids is extremely dangerous for kidneys.