Real-life 'Munna Bhai' Doctor caught in Jalandhar; 'fake' Heart Surgeon booked
Dr. Sanjeev Pandey alias Sanjay Kumar at Heart Centre Jalandhar near Police Division No. 2, Adarsh Nagar has been booked under sections 465, 468, and 471 of the IPC.-
In a shocking development, a Heart Surgeon named Dr. Sanjeev Pandey alias Sanjay Kumar was booked for being a doctor on fake degrees. Dr. Sanjeev Pandey alias Sanjay Kumar at Heart Centre Jalandhar near Police Division No. 2, Adarsh Nagar has been booked under sections 465, 468, and 471 of the IPC.
As per reports, Pandey allegedly obtained his medical degree fraudulently and endangered the lives of patients. The controversy emerged after the death of Jogindar Kaur, a resident of Gurjaipal Nagar, who was under his supervision.
The family accused him of neglect in his care, prompting a thorough investigation. However, the medical commission formed to investigate the circumstances of Jogindar Kaur's death did not report that there was any negligence in the treatment of Dr. Pandey. Despite the medical commission and results, suspicions persisted, leading to a more thorough investigation of the complainant.
Jasmer Singh, son of Jogindar Kaur filed a complaint on August 23 last year, alleging that his mother's death was due to the negligence of Dr. Amit Jain, Dr. Sanjeev Pandey and sisters Kulwinder Kaur and Manjeet Kaur.
A subsequent study revealed surprising information. Dr. Pandey submitted his medical certificate to the medical board, but Singh, who doubted their authenticity, obtained a photocopy of the medical certificate through the RTI process. The investigation showed that Dr. Pandey's MAMS degree from Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi Health University was fake.
The complainant alleged that Dr. Pandey was endangering his patient's lives by practicing medicine with fraudulent credentials. The investigation further revealed that Dr. Pandey treated Jogindar Kaur on the instructions of Dr. Amit Jain. The report, however, emphasized that there was no negligence on Dr Jain's part and reiterated that Dr Pandey had repeatedly refused to cooperate with the investigation.
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Incharge of District Ayurvedic Tradition, provided an expert view, stating that after completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), doctors can pursue postgraduate degrees such as Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Medicine of Surgery (MS) to specialize in areas like medicine or surgery. However, the alleged 'MAMS' degree held by Dr. Pandey was deemed invalid, as no medical college or university offered such a qualification.
Efforts are now underway to apprehend Dr. Sanjeev Pandey. The case serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers posed by individuals practicing medicine with fraudulent credentials, compromising the health and well-being of unsuspecting patients. The authorities are determined to bring justice to those affected by this deceptive medical practitioner and ensure the integrity of the healthcare system.
It is worth mentioning that a few days back, a similar kind of case came to the fore from New Delhi. A few days back, fake doctors were arrested in New Delhi's Great Kailash. The modus operandi of the fake doctors in Delhi was to treat patients at lower costs.