Gurgaon: 224 illegal nursing homes, clinics active says RTI

Gurgaon: A recent RTI query revealed nearly 224 nursing homes and illegal clinics are running under the District communities health center(CHC) in the city.

The Haryana health department’s civil surgeon office in the Right to Information (RTI) query has said around 23 illegal clinics and nursing homes are actively running in Patudi, one in Bhangrola, 18 in Bhodakala, 15 in Sohna, 54 in Farukhnagar, 48 in Harsaru, 26 in Gangola and 39 in Badshahpur.

B K Rajoura, civil surgeon Gurgaon Health Department said, “A complaint was also made against them before the chief minister window but no action has been taken so far. We cannot take action against them as there is no Haryana Nursing Homes Registration Act.”

One resident of Bahalpa village in Sohna, Mahender Kumar had filed the RTI on October 10 in the civil surgeon office seeking information in connection with the fake doctors, illegal nursing homes and clinics running in Gurgaon.

The civil surgeon office in its reply dated 23 October said there are 224 illegal clinics and nursing homes actively running under the district’s CHC in the city.

Of which 141 bogus doctors who are not qualified and do not posses any medical degree or certificate are employed in these nursing homes and illegal clinics. They are not MBBS but only compounders, the RTI said.