UP's Munnabhai? Fake Doctor Who Performed Surgeries For 10 Years Arrested
Uttar Pradesh police have arrested a fraud who was allegedly performing surgeries since last 10 years with a fake MBBS degree.
Om Pal Sharma from Saharanpur worked as a paramedic at the air force base hospital in Mangalore in the early 2000s and still gets the pension. He cloned his MBBS degree from one Dr Rajesh R who worked with him in Mangalore before the later moved abroad.
“He had forged the degree of a practising doctor Rajesh R from Bengaluru and had been ‘practising’ since 10 years,” Vidyasagar Mishra, SP Saharanpur told The Times Of India. The accused was registered with Karnataka Medical Council and also worked at a state hospital on a contractual basis.
Pal then used the fake degree to register himself as a medical practitioner in UP. “On the basis of this degree, he not only got a surgeon’s job at Deoband CHC but also got obtained several certificates and diplomas for surgery, two of them from the US,” the SP said.
“He had registered his nursing home under Ayushman Bharat Yojana and claims to have conducted 70,000 operations,” the senior police officer said. On papers, Pal identified himself as Dr Rajesh R, but he used the name ‘Dr Rajesh Sharma’ on prescriptions and hoardings.
He was caught when he himself reached out to the police after getting an extortion call. “Om Pal was a well-known figure in Deoband and was confident about his infallibility that he refused to budge and informed the police,” SP Mishra said.