Thane Municipal Corporation recently conducted a raid on the non-registered medical centres in the city. On such centres was Chikitsa Wellness centre that was illegally functioning in Thane since three years. As a response to the complaint made by a woman, the raid was conducted jointly by the TMC’s health department and Naupada police station. Located at Manas Residency in Thane, Chikita Wellness centre had been giving modernized treatment with traditional procedures. Along with Ayurvedic and traditional means of treatment it also provided Acupuncture treatment. They used traditional method to take out impure blood from the body by using special kind of insects. Also the syringes utilized for blood check were never disinfected. The raid was conducted on a complaint registered by resident named K Vrushali at TMC and Medical council. In the raid conducted it was found that neither the centre was registered nor did it have qualified doctors. A complaint was registered against this centre at the Naupada police station. In this raid, centre’s administrative officer Dr Ramakant Devrukhkar and other employees were taken into custody for interrogation. The patients at the centre allege they are being charged huge fees for treatment and neither the employees are qualified. However, Dr Devrukhkar is boasting of having five qualified Ayurvedic doctors namely Dr Rohan, Dr Shantanu Pawale, Dr Mughda Mahadik, Dr Sachin Raut and Dr Archana Raut. From Thane, Manoj Singh for NMTV News.
September 18, 2014