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PBT Fights Against “Quacks”: Criminal Case Lodged Against Fake Doctor

While numerous patients are falling victims to medical negligence at the hands of qualified medical practitioners everyday, countless other patients are paying a heavy toll at the hands of unregistered and untrained “quacks” across India. Quackery is a menace especially for the poor and uninformed patients in the rural areas. There is absolutely no accountability for the thousands of unqualified “quacks” who are bringing endless pain and suffering for the innocent patients through unscientific and often dangerous treatment. In order to send a strong signal to all the unscrupulous “quacks”, PBT lodged a criminal complaint against one Mr. Subhendhu Mallick, a self-claimed “surgeon” who has a thriving medical practice in Serampore, about 15 km from Kolkata (see news below). Practicing medicine without proper medical education and a valid registration from the medical council is a criminal offense but neither the local IMA nor the state government showed any interest to go after the reckless “quacks”. Most shockingly, the quack, Mr. Mallick, was hired by major nursing homes owned by bona fide doctors. Despite PBT president directly urging the Superintendent of Police of the concerned area, Mr. P. Tripathi, to arrest the “quack” and deliver speedy justice to protect the innocent citizens, police has not yet arrested the “quack”. It is reported that the accused “quack” has connection with the local leaders of the ruling Trinomool party. PBT will move the higher court if the Serampore police remains idle and allow Mr. Mallick to practice medicine.

Statesman (Dec 11, 2015)

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  • Ganesh Mandal December 14, 2015, 11:52 am

    Thanks to PBT for fighting against Fake doctors. In the remote rural areas in West Bengal , there are so many quack doctors / fake doctors who are treating the patients. Every day lots of patients died lack of treatments. The fake doctors take so many money as medical fees from innocent people as I saw in our rural areas. The government did not take any action on those fake doctors. The fake doctors should be punished. Happy to say that PBT is fighting against quacks . PBT must win and innocent patients will be benefited.

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  • Parag December 19, 2015, 12:40 am

    Hi All!

    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom” and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:



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