Naveed ul Haq
Budgam, Mar 29: A “doctor” practicing at a medical shop in the Main Market Budgam failed to prove his credentials and is being investigated by the authorities.
The suspicions were raised after he failed to provide the registration number and other documents, locals of the area said.
We received information about the self-styled doctor and a team from the revenue, police and health departments was sent to ascertain the facts, said the Chief Medical Officer Budgam Dr Ayoub.
“The doctor in question has been prohibited from practicing after failing to submit the necessary papers on time,” the CMO said, adding, “We have collected some documents from him, and an investigation is underway.”
The alleged actions of the “doctor” have raised serious concerns about the safety and well-being of patients in the area, said a local, adding that this has also underlined the importance of stringent regulations and checks to ensure that only qualified medical professionals are allowed to provide medical services.