In a very shocking incident, a junior resident doctor allegedly hired a hospital attendant to attend patients on his behalf. The case happened at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital in Delhi. In exchange for his services, the accused used to pay Rs 2,000 per month to the impersonator to attend to the patients. Reportedly, the attendant-turned-doctor was a nurse and only had some basic medical knowledge.
The accused is identified as Vishwajeet, a junior resident at the LNJP Hospital and the posed doctor is identified as Rashid Khan.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia said that the hospital approached them stating that they have caught the fake doctor on Thursday. According to the claims, some of the doctors and staff working at the hospital were doubtful about Khan and asked him to present his ID card.
Upon checking the records, the doctors learned that the person was impersonating Vishwajeet. Khan also allegedly attended some serious patients at the hospital. The police officer informed that Khan while posing used to wear a face mask to avoid getting caught.
As per The Times of India report, Khan wore a white coat and a stethoscope too. He kept the accused’s attendance updated and also took up his shifts. As soon as the police learned about the situation, they launched a probe and started looking for Vishwajeet.
“We are conducting an inquiry into the matter. The case involves a junior resident doctor. Because the impersonator was wearing PPE most of the time, we are yet to ensure how often he worked in the place of the doctor. This is a very serious matter and the strictest possible action will be taken against the culprit,” said a senior police official from the hospital.
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