NHRC Seeks Reports from TN on Quacks

Published: 05th December 2014 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2014 06:12 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Taking suo-mottu cognisance of the  statement of the State president of Indian Medical Association that about 30,000 quacks were practicing in Tamil Nadu, the National Human Rights Commission has sought responses from the State government and the secretaries of Medical Council of India and Tamil Nadu State Medical Council.  The media had reported IMA president’s statement made at a function in at Namakkal few weeks ago, that fake doctors were practising mainly in the backward districts of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri.

Observing that the matter, if true, raised a serious issue of human rights violation of the TN people, commission member D Murugesan ordered issuance of notices to the Chief Secretary,  secretaries of the Medical Council of India and the State Medical Council calling for reports in two weeks. A report on the action taken to  prosecute the quacks is also sought.

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