The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has raided a clinic in Dabgari Garden Peshawar and arrested a fake gynaecologist who was actually a nurse. During the investigation, she revealed that hundred of operations have been performed by her along with her touts.
The Dabgari garden area in Peshawar is famous for health-related services where thousands of doctors are providing services in different health specialities.
According to FIA the clinic of this fake doctor, Shakeela Javed was situated on the third floor of Khattak Medical Center where she used to treat the patients. Apart from gynaecology she also used to treated patients suffered from infertility, ulcer, haemorrhoids, tumours and several other complicated conditions.
She has also printed a visiting card with the qualifications of MBBS, FCPS and gynaecologist inscribed on it. The investigation revealed that she was doing all this from the past several years without any fear.
Judicial remand for a Fake Gynaecologist
After her arrest, she was sent to jail on a 14 days judicial remand by the local court. This decision was challenged by the fake doctor and a bail plea has been submitted in the court of additional and session judge Kulsoom Azam which was refused by the honourable judge after hearing the arguments of the lawyers.
There are reports that several such fake doctors are active in the various hospital of the city and many such doctors have clinics in the villages situated in district Peshawar.
Apart from this, there are many doctors who have not obtained the postgraduate qualification yet but they are mentioning it on their visiting cards, letterheads and on the board displayed outside their clinics.
Action against fake and illegal doctors by the KP Health Care Commission
It is to be noted that the KP health care commission chief Dr Jehagir Khalil informed the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during his visit to KP that there are about 15000 fake and illegal doctors in the province.
The CJ, on that occasion, directed the KP health care commission chief to take strict action against all illegal and fake doctors without any discrimination.
Dr Jehangir also informed the honourable chief justice about the progress of the commission since its inception and submitted that 122 illegal and fake doctors have been banned in the province and the warning was issued to all such doctors, hospitals and health care providers which lack the basic required facilities.
He further states that strict action will be taken against all those who are involved in this heinous crime and the commission will continue their efforts until the complete elimination of this menace from society.
Establishment of Health Care Commission offices in newly merged areas in KP
It is to be noted here that the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Health Care Commission (KPHCC) intends to establish its offices in the newly merged tribal districts in KP.
In this regard the commission has formally requested the chief secretary KP to provide offices, security and other facilities in Parachinar, Lower Dir and Landikotal so that proper check can be maintained on health care centres there, as there was no organized mechanism for the checking of such centres in the previous federally administered tribal areas (FATA) and provincially administered tribal areas (PATA).
Its merit a mention here that the KPHCC was established in the year 2015. The commission has so far issued the registration to more than 6000 health care centres in the province.
The HCC has also issued notices up to 2200 health care establishments which were found deficient in terms of facilities. All such establishments were directed to improve their facilities and make them equivalent to the minimum standards set forth for this purpose by the commission.