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Friday, 25 June 2021 4.10 AM IST

Fruit vendor poses as doctor, treats Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra's Nagpur; arrested

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MUMBAI: A fruit vendor was arrested in the Nagpur district of Maharashtra, for allegedly treating coronavirus patients on the pretext of being a doctor.

Chandan Naresh Chaudhary, who hails from Kamthi area of Nagpur, used to sell fruits and ice cream. He later started working as an electrician, police said.

Chaudhary was also running a charitable dispensary named Om Narayana Multipurpose Society for the last five years where he provided Ayurveda naturopathic treatment to patients.

Taking advantage of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation in the country, this fake doctor started treating Covid-19 patients at his dispensary in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.

The matter came to light when someone acquainted with him complained about the matter to the district police.

After receiving the information, police conducted raids at Chaudhary's dispensary and arrested him for posing as a fake doctor.

Police also seized oxygen cylinders, syringes and other medical equipment from his dispensary.

Chaudhary was arrested under the Maharashtra Practitioners Act, police said.

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