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Tag: Quack

Column: Don’t Play With Lives of People

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Last week Sundergarh police arrested a quack who had been working as a doctor at a government-run health centre. While the mystery of how his fake MBBS degree managed to pass the scrutiny of those who recruited him still remains unresolved there are reports of another charltan masquerading as a doctor […]

Headmaster In Odisha Offers 'Quack Treatment During School Hours', Draws Flak

Nabarangpur: The headmaster of Jhola Primary School under Umerkote Block in Nabarangpur district has drawn flak for allegedly offering quack treatment to patients during school hours. The matter came to light after some villagers alleged that headmaster Pradeep Kumar Mandal sets off to nearby villages to offer quack treatment soon after registering his attendance at […]

Odisha Boy Thrashed Mercilessly To Cast Out 'Evil Spirits'

Balasore: A disturbing video of an eight-year-old boy being mercilessly thrashed by a woman and a man to get rid of alleged evil spirits housed in his body went viral in social media today triggering widespread resentment over such regressive practices. As per reports, the parents of the victim boy had brought him to one […]

Quacks rule roost amid lack of doctors in Odisha district

Malkangiri: Most healthcare needs of people in cut-off areas near Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district are catered to by quacks rather than doctors. Due to unavailability of doctors in 151 villages under nine panchayats of the cut-off areas, more than 30,000 people depend on quacks to cure ailments. Though there is a primary health centre (PHC) […]

5-year-old dies due to faulty treatment
5-yr-old dies after treatment by quack

Kendrapara: A 5-year-old child lost his life after receiving faulty treatment from a quack at Tantiapal in Kendrapara district today. The deceased child has been identified as Jagatjit, son of Jagannath Rout, a resident of Basantpur village under Koilipur panchayat of the district. As per reports, Jagatjit’s family took him to a quack, Sashidhar Giri, […]