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March 16, 2018

Karachi's fake lady doctor was running 'clinic' on social media


Fri, Mar 16, 2018

KARACHI: Initial investigations into the arrest of a fake lady doctor from Karachi's Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) have revealed that the accused was running a 'clinic' on social media.

The investigation officer dealing with the case stated that as per the details gathered, the lady was in contact with a senior gynecologist of the government-run hospital for the last one year.

The police on Monday had arrested the fake doctor from the JPMC during a raid on a tip off. The imposter has been working at the Gynecological Ward of the Karachi's largest medical facility for the past one year.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Karachi Women's Police Station Syeda Ghazala stated that she had been informed about a woman working as a lady doctor at JPMC gynecology ward, who was not affiliated with the hospital.

Ghazala said she led a police team to the hospital where she interrogated the suspect.

The SHO said the women failed to provide satisfactory answers to the police and turned out to be an imposter during the brief interrogation.

She was then arrested and transferred to the local police station and later revealed herself as Aisha wife of Abdul Karim, a resident of Korangi.

The police learnt that the woman had acquired education up to the matric level only and did not even have a lady health visitor or a mid-wife certificate.

The hospital security officials, however, did not accept responsibility of the incident.

Surgical instruments were also recovered from the possession of the suspect

Whereas during the investigation, the suspect herself told the police that she had been freely working at the ward and most of the ward employees recognised her as a doctor.

The police are also investigating the possibility of the woman’s affiliation with an illegal group that abducts new-borns from the ward.

The police said the suspect targeted female patients who visited the gynecology ward to undergo "illegal surgeries".

According to police, a case against the accused have been lodged under Section 419 and 170 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Later, she was produced before Judicial Magistrate South and was sent to jail on judicial remand till March 26.