The Indian authorities have recently arrested a fake doctor who infected over 75 people with HIV by using the same syringe. Kanpur’s Anti-Retroviral Test center has begun treating all patients infected by the quack doctor. Estimates reveal that among the doctor’s victims are at least six children.
Fake Doctor Used to be an Assistant in Unnao
According to the Unnao authorities, Rajesh Yadav was recently taken into custody, being accused of posing as a doctor and infecting over 75 people with HIV after using an unsterilized syringe. The police reports reveal that the fake doctor was the assistant of a Unnao-based doctor from which he picked the trade.
After leaving the doctor, Yadav decided to set up his own clinic, which he ran from the corridor of an old school located in the Station Road area. Posing as an M.D., Yadav boasted cheap medical care for all patients in the Unnao district.
Charging approximately Rs 10 for a shot, the officials estimated that the fake doctor would treat anywhere from 100 to 150 patients a day for common Unnao diseases. More than that, Yadav would take his bike for a ride to three other villages located outside the city in order to care for seriously ill or bedridden patients.
One of Yadav’s patients revealed that after inoculating a person, Yadav ‘sterilized’ the syringe with pump water in order to treat another patient. Following Yadav’s treatment, over 29 people, including six children from the Chakmeera, Kidmiyapur, and Premganj villages, tested positive for HIV.
According to the official estimates, since Yadav opened his makeshift clinic in the Station Road area, approximately 75 people had been admitted to the Kanpur Anti-Retroviral Center.
The police officials declared that the fake doctor carried none of the tools required by the trade, safe for a bag containing a couple of vials of medicine and a syringe.
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