Bihari graduate gets away as a doctor @ AIIMS

Henrietta Strickland
April 16, 2018

In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old man was arrested after he was found masquerading as a doctor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital for nearly five months.

Khurram was arrested on Saturday after he participated in a marathon organized by the doctors, where a few senior doctors questioned him about his identity.

His impersonation came to light after he was arrested by police when doctors got suspicious.

"He even made his way to WhatsApp groups", said Resident Doctors Association President Harjit Singh. RDA president Harjit Singh said that he had grown suspicious of Khurram as he always found him loitering around in the campus and hence chose to keep a watch on him.

"As AIIMS consists of at least 2,000 resident doctors, it is very hard to know each and every person personally", he added. According to a report in the English daily DNA, the man used to identify himself as a junior resident doctor and it was only after some doctors shared his photo (online) that he was caught by the security personnel at the hospital. Delhi police has arrested the duplicate doctor and investigation is in process. When he could not give a satisfactory reply, he was overpowered and the police was informed. He has no criminal records and he had posted many pictures on social media wherein he's seen wearing a lab-coat and a stethoscope.

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Romil Baaniya said Khurram was handed over to them on Saturday and has been charged under sections 419 (impersonation) and 468 (forgery for goal of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at Hauz Khas Police Station.

He had an Aadhaar card from Bihar that revealed that he belongs to village Baradi Bairiya in East Champaran district and was now residing at Batla House in Jamia Nagar. He would roam around the campus wearing the lab coat and stethoscope all the time.

What is alarming is that it's not the first time that an outsider with no medical qualification has been caught acting as a doctor at AIIMS. "Also, she will not be guiding any student for the next three years", said an AIIMS doctor and member of the committee. The matter of lives and deaths of innocent patients held at risk while these fake doctors pose as their life-saver maybe prescribing wrong medical treatments and medicines as well.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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