Indore: Doctors of Indian Medical Association Indore branch are up in arms against district health department and the administration for not taking any action against quacks (unqualified doctors) practising in the city.

The doctors said that they pity officials in the city, who failed to act against quacks even after repeated complaints along with solid proofs. Whereas the Dewas district collector on Wednesday took stern action against quacks and sealed many unqualified doctors’ practising centres.

“We have come to know from our colleagues in Dewas that the collector had gone through a survey and prepared a list of unqualified doctors. He also constituted five teams to act against quacks and take stringent action,” president of IMA-Indore Dr Sanjay Londhe said. “We appreciate the Dewas administration’s action and appeal the local administration to act similar way,” Londhe said.

“We had also prepared a report after conducting a survey and submitted it to the Chief Medical and Health Officer and to the district administration. But they haven’t taken any action yet like the Dewas administration. However, they failed in that too when having photographs and proofs as well,” said IMA Indore president.

Former collector P Narahari had constituted a team in every area to take action against unqualified doctors but only one SDM – Shalini Srivastava – had taken action against five quacks but later they were let off with a warning.

IMA-Indore secretary Dr Sumit Shukla said that they never thought the administration and health department in this ‘Smart City’ are so helpless that cannot taken action against quacks even after providing sufficient proofs.

Moreover, Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr HN Nayak refused to act against the quacks saying that he can act only against those registered with him.

“We will meet the new collector Nishant Warvade on Thursday and will inform him about the campaign we did and the status of mushrooming quacks across the city,” he added.

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