Rajkot: A 35-year-old man who had studied till Class X was arrested for practicing as a doctor by the special operations group (SOG) from Morbi Road in the city on Tuesday. The accused identified as Hiren Kanabar was running ‘Raghuvanshi clinic’ on Morbi road for the last two years.
The former compounder was found in possession of surgical instruments, injections, saline bottles and other medical equipment, altogether worth Rs 19,700. Kanabar was booked under various sections of the Medical Practioners’ Act.
The SOG had acted on a tip-off that a fake doctor was operating a clinic on Morbi Road.
“Kanabar, a resident of Akshardham society on Morbi Road. After clearing Class X exams, Kanabar worked as a compounder in different hospitals before starting his own clinic,” said a SOG official. Kanbar is native of Maliya-Hatina village in Junagadh district.
“His act becomes a serious offence in wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Kanabar used to treat fever patients who could be having Covid-19 infection. Most of his patients belonged to socio-economically backward classes,” police sources said.
Earlier in the month, two persons including a law graduate were held for treating patients in Sanali village of Vinchhiya taluka in Rajkot district.