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DCA officials raid a clinic run by a quack falsely claiming as MBBS doctor

Tukaramgate police registers criminal case against fake doctor

The public may report any complaints regarding illegal activities concerning medicines through the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana Toll-Free Number 1800-599-6969, which is operational from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on all working days.

HYERABAD, MAY 03, 2024: Officials of Drugs Control Administration of Telangana raided Vayu Clinic in Secunderabad, which is operated by a quack falsely claiming to be an MBBS doctor, and seized drugs worth Rs. 1.60 lakhs stocked for sale at the clinic on Thursday night.

Pullagurla Venkateshwar Reddy is a quack cheating the public by falsely claiming to be an MBBS doctor. Officials found doctor stamps with fake registration numbers and fake prescription books at the clinic during the raid.

Drugs Control Administration, Telangana also lodged a complaint at the Tukaramgate Police Station regarding the fraudulent practice of claiming to be an MBBS doctor and cheating the public.

A police case has been filed against the quack P. Venkateshwar Reddy, in FIR No. 131/2024 on 03-05-2024 at the Tukaramgate Police Station under Sections 419 and Sections 420 (Cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy on Friday, acting on credible information, the officials raided Vayu Clinic located at 10-5-786/2, Sai Nagar, North Lalaguda, Tukaramgate, Secunderabad, Hyderabad District. The clinic was being operated by a quack, Pullagurla Venkateshwar Reddy, who falsely claimed to be an MBBS doctor. He was practicing medicine without proper qualifications, thereby deceiving the public.

Pullagurla Venkateshwar Reddy falsely presented himself as an MBBS doctor on the clinic board. During the raid, officials found doctor stamps bearing fake registration numbers and fake prescription books at the clinic.

During the raid, officials from the Drugs Control Administration found large quantities of medicines stocked at the premises without any drug license. Among the seized items were 44 varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, anti-ulcer drugs, and more. Notably, medicines intended for Indian Railways Supply were also found at the clinic. DCA officials seized the entire stock, worth Rs. 1.60 lakhs, during the operation.

DCA officials detected several higher-generation ‘antibiotic injections’ at the clinic during the raid. The indiscriminate sale of antibiotics by unqualified individuals could have disastrous consequences for public health, potentially leading to the emergence of ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’.

Officials also found ‘steroids’ at the clinic operated by the quack. Misusing steroids can have serious health consequences, including immune system suppression, hormonal imbalances, muscle and bone weakness, cardiovascular problems, and psychological effects. The indiscriminate use of steroids poses significant risks to public health.

Sri. B. Govind Singh, Drugs Inspector, Secunderabad and Sri. G. Anil, Drugs Inspector, Malakpet carried out the raid.

DCA officers lifted the samples for analysis. Further investigation will be carried out, and action will be taken as per the law against all the offenders.


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