A 41-year-old man was arrested by police for allegedly impersonating a Jogeshwari-based doctor with a similar name and operating a clinic in Malwani.
According to Indian Express, the accused was identified as Abdul Aziz a resident of Bandra (West). The cops have said that the accused had duped slum dwellers in the area for two years. The fraud was detected when the BMC conducted an inspection after a complaint was filed by an assistant medical officer, Amol Chauhan. Aziz was operating as Dr Shaikh Parvez Abdul Aziz and was running a clinic named Aziz Polyclinic at Khan compound on Joseph Patel Road in Malwani.
The case was registered in Malwani police station where the complainant told cops that Aziz has been impersonating another doctor from Jogeshwari. Chauhan, in his statement to police, said it was part of his duty to check whether quacks were operating from slum pockets. A police officer told the leading daily, “Chauhan said Aziz had even installed a display board outside his clinic in which he has claimed that he holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery. He claimed to have cleared the MBBS course in 2004 and displayed a registered number from the Maharashtra Medical Council.”