Lucknow: A Biology trainer, Shahsivendra Patel, posed as a health care provider was arrested after a affected person below ‘his care’ died. He duped households of Covid sufferers by promising to arrange Intensive Care Units (ICU) at their houses.
He was caught after the spouse of the deceased, P.Ok. Vashishtha, lodged a grievance towards Patel.
Patel had been operating a racket after he arrange a ‘good clinic’ after opening a medical agency, preliminary probe revealed. He claimed to be its zonal supervisor and chief advertising officer of this pretend medical agency.
As the second wave started, Patel duped individuals by claiming to be a health care provider & having a tie-up with a hospital. According to an IANS report, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), East Zone, Qasim Abidi mentioned Patel used to contact Covid sufferers looking for medical session and remedy at house.
“He teaches biology to students of classes VI to X at a government school in Safdarganj, Barabanki. He used his basic knowledge of medical terms like oxygen saturation, pulse rate, blood pressure and other terms to impress patients and their attendants”, the ADCP was quoted by IANS.
And added, “He even promised to set up a temporary intensive care unit at the residence of Covid patients and used to charge heavy fee for treatment. He used to wear a white apron like doctors but never visited the house of a patient himself. He would send his driver for treatment”.
P.Ok. Vashishtha’s spouse filed a grievance which uncovered the racket after Patel pressurised her to pay him Rs.1.5 lakh as his charge and bills on remedy. She refused then Patel threatened her with dire penalties.
It is believed that there are numerous others concerned with him on this racket and the police is presently gathering name particulars from cellphone to establish them. There are different sources that recommend Patel was concerned in defrauding the schooling division, Patel’s previous may also be appeared into to hint his felony previous.
With the spike in Covid instances throughout the second wave there have been rise in comparable felony actions. Recently, the Delhi Police Crime Branch Inter State Cell has busted a Nalanda-based interstate gang of cyber fraudsters who cheat determined individuals in search of assist. They would idiot individuals within the pretext of supplying oxygen cylinders, concentrators and so forth. ask for cash however nothing will flip up.