A mobile court on Monday jailed a fake doctor of a private hospital in city’s Keraniganj for conducting operation.
Acting on a tip-off, the upazila administration, led by Dhaka Civil Surgeon Dr Mainul Ahsan, raided Popular Gastrolever and General Hospital in Keraniganj around 3pm.
During the drive, the mobile court arrested hospital owner Abdul Gafur and maid (aya) Boni Akhter, who conducts operation posing as a physician.
It also jailed Boni for a year and fine the owner Tk 4 lakh, in default, to serve six months in jail.
Later, the hospital was sealed off.
Civil Surgeon Mainul Ahsan said the hospital has no legal documents. Besides, it has no blood transfusion equipment.
“Despite insuffieiency of equipment and doctors, the hospital has been conducting surgerie, and by an aya. The matter came to light during the hospital inspection,” he added.
Operation is being conducted by a non-technical maid which is punishable offence, said the UNO and executive magistrate Amit Devnath.
Meanwhile, all patients of the hospital have been transferred to the upazila health complex.
Tejgaon thana health complex TH and FPO Dr Rawshan Jahan Alo and Dr Moshiur Rahman of Keraniganj health complex were also present during the drive.