SRINAGAR: In a significant development, the imposter who had posed as a fake doctor at LD Hospital has been apprehended by the authorities. The arrested individual has been identified as Mohd Kifayat Rather, son of Ab Rashid Rather and a resident of Saloora Ganderbal.
This arrest follows a recent incident where the imposter managed to gain unauthorised access to the labour room of Srinagar’s Lal Ded maternity hospital and impersonated a medical practitioner for three consecutive days.
The case was registered under FIR no 42/2023, citing relevant legal sections, at Rajbagh Police Station.
One Mohd Kifayat Rather S/o Ab Rashid Rather R/o Saloora Ganderbal arrested for impersonating as Fake doctor in LD hospital. FIR no 42/2023 under relevant sections registered in Rajbagh PS. pic.twitter.com/Ysgsvv4Of1
— Srinagar Police (@SrinagarPolice) September 20, 2023
Dr Muzaffer Sherwani, the Medical Superintendent of Lal Ded Maternity Hospital earlier said, “We are probing this matter and have requested an explanation from the security personnel.” He further revealed that the imposter was present in the hospital’s labour room, where he was discovered making rounds and examining patients by the Chief Medical Officer and other concerned officials.
Upon growing suspicion, hospital staff questioned the individual about his credentials. “When asked for documentation, he was unable to provide any. Subsequently, we notified the police, who detained him,” added Dr Sherwani.
Witnesses among the hospital staff reported that the individual examined seriously ill patients and issued prescriptions. Dr Sherwani expressed his concern by stating, “I have demanded an explanation from the security personnel. We have issued clear directives that no one, even if they hold a medical qualification, should be allowed access to the wards without being listed on the daily roster.”