Tuesday, 19 October, 2021

Fake doctor held in Khulna

Fake doctor held in Khulna

KHULNA: A 27-year-old youth has been sentenced to a month in jail for practicing as a doctor without a medical degree in Khulna.

The accused has been identified as Tanmoy Adhikari, 26. He was arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) during a drive in the Dumuria Bazaar area of Dumuria upazila in Khulna on Monday night. Dumuria executive officer and executive magistrate Abdul Wadud handed down the punishment to the accused under the Medical and Dental Council Act.

In 2020 also, the then Assistant District Commissioner (Land) Sanjib Das sentenced Tanmoy to 15 days in prison and imposed a fine of Tk 50,000 for practicing as a doctor without the relevant degree, according to the RAB.

After Sanjib was transferred, Tanmoy reopened his chamber at Monwara Super Market in Dumuria Bazaar and started seeing patients again. A few months ago, on the basis of a complaint, the current Assistant District Commissioner (Land) Moiniruzzaman warned Tanmoy.

However, Tanmoy continued to see patients after shifting his chamber.