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MBBS Doctor, Technician get six months jail for running illegal pathology lab

Mumbai : In a trial that lasted five years at the magistrate’s court in Parbhani, the court has convicted an MBBS doctors as well as a technician for running an illegal pathology lab in the area. Convicted under the relevant provisions of the Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, the two have handed over six months imprisonment as well as a fine of Rs 5,000 each by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (Parbhani), reports Indian Express.

The punishment has been awarded to an MBBS doctor, Dr Saleha Kausar and her technician Mohammed Imran Gandhi for issuing pathological reports to patients without a adequately qualified to do so. The evidence of the same came through to a sting operation done by the local police, where it was revealed that Dr Kausar was a running pathology lab with only an MBBS qualification. Moreover, the “technician” Gandhi was also revealed to be having no medical/technical qualification, and was engaged in testing of samples, and was also providing his own signature on reports to patients.

The lab is also reported to have been running without any license/registrations.