Ringing alarm bells, Dr Puvvada Srinivas, member of APRAS, said a young student died in Chennai a few months ago when an anaesthetist performed a hair transplant on him. Their Chennai counterparts immediately brought it to the notice of MCI. “When non-medical professionals peddle fake degrees and set up cosmetology clinics, surgeries fail and patients come to us for justice,” said another member of the association, Dr Sri Ganesh.
MCI can slap notices on fake plastic surgeons, but can do little to curb cosmetology clinics.
“For any surgical procedure, medical and health officials have to issue licences, but when we complain, they say they can only tackle doctors and not the clinic and criminal cases have to lodged against them. We want MCI to take strict action” said Dr V Sudhakar Prasad, president of APRAS.
Man dupes BTech grad of Rs 1.5 lakh for hair transplant
HYDERABAD: A man from Kolkata duped a student of Rs 1.5 lakh and used the money at a hair transplant clinic. He was arrested on Friday.
Acting on a complaint by a B Tech graduate Yedukondalu, from Nagole, cyber crime police of Rachakonda commissionerate picked up Sudarshan Swain from Park Street area in Kolkata on charges of fraud.
“The victim paid Rs 1.5 lakh hoping that he would get a job. The culprit used the money for hair transplants. When we nabbed him, he was outside a hair transplant clinic in Park Street,” said inspector Md Riazuddin, an investigating officer.
In November 2016, while on a job hunt, Yedukondalu saw an advertisement on Quikr.com seeking applications from engineering graduates for jobs in various software companies. When he responded to the advertisement, he was asked to send his resume to one Tapan with relevant documents. Tapan asked the victim to deposit Rs 50,000 for the interview call with Zensar Technologies Ltd, based in Gachibowli.
After two days, a person posing as a HR manager of the company took a fake telephonic interview and Yedukondalu was asked to deposit another Rs 1,00,000. When this demand was made, Riazuddin said, “Yedukondalu asked for an offer letter first, after which only he would deposit the money.”
He later received an offer letter from an email ID email@example.com. Since the email ID had an extension of Zensar, the student fell believed the letter was genuine and deposited the money in an account based in Odisha. A visit to Zensar Technologies office at Gachibowli revealed that the offer letter was fake, police said.