SSLC-failed ‘doctor’ flees
The district health administration, in a raid conducted in Pozhiyoor on Wednesday, exposed a quack who had been practising modern medicine and running a hospital at Uchakkada for at least 20 years, without even matriculation as qualification.
Officials who raided Usha Hospital, found that the ‘doctor’ there, N. Poulose (65), had only an ‘SSLC-failed’ certificate.
Dose of steroids
He had been treating patients, including children, with heavy doses of steroids and a varied mix of antibiotics, for all kinds of ailments.
The hospital had three staff nurses, a pharmacist and a lab technician also, none of whom had any required qualifications, officials said.
Vast stocks of medicines past expiry date were also seized from the hospital.
Officials said that disposable syringes were being rinsed and re-used in the clinic.
The ‘doctor’, however, absconded with help from local people, who had gathered in support of the ‘doctor’ and were opposing the raid.
The police have registered a case and investigation is on.