KARACHI: A woman, who was allegedly posing as a lady doctor at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), was sent on Tuesday to jail by a court.
Police had arrested her on Monday after a doctor serving at the JPMC gynaecology ward identified her as a fake doctor.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, one of the female doctors serving at the gynaecology ward said a seemingly fake doctor was seen wandering near the emergency of the gynecology ward on Monday evening. When approached and questioned by a resident doctor, she was not able to support her claim that she was a gynaecologist.
Later, when the security staff was called, her responses made her more suspicious as she claimed that she was a doctor working in the morning shift. Shortly after that she backtracked from her statement and said she was a lady health worker.
According to the doctor, the woman posing as a doctor was seen in the ward multiple times along with patients. However, she rejected the allegations that she entered the operation theatre or labour room as only designated doctors or staff could enter such rooms.
JPMC Executive Director Seemin Jamali said the woman, identified as 40-year-old Ayesha, was handed over to the police. A frog dissection kit, stethoscope and three mobile phones were found in the possession of the suspect who was wearing a white coat like doctors.
During investigations, Ayesha told the police that she went to JPMC because she wanted to learn about the field of gynaecology. She is a resident of the Korangi area and has received education till high school. She claimed that she had been visiting JPMC on and off for one year to deliver her services in the gynaecological ward.
An FIR was registered against the woman under Sections 419 and 170 of the Pakistan Penal Code. "We tried to obtain her remand to ascertain whether she is part of a fake doctors' gang but the judge has sent her to jail," said SHO Syeda Ghazala.
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