Guwahati: The Guwahati police on Monday apprehended four persons in connection to the supply of fake pacemaker devices to a pharmacy inside the premises of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).
Based on a complaint lodged by the GMCH management on Saturday, the Bhangagarh police busted the racket, informed the Guwahati Commissioner of police, Munna Prasad to the media.
It is also suspected that the group has been allegedly supplying such duplicate pacemaker equipment in several parts of the city.
Notably, the doctors at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) recovered one duplicate pacemaker device at the operation theatre on Saturday.
As per reports, the attendant of the cardiac patient reportedly bought the pacemaker from a medical shop namely ‘Radali drugs’.
Lashing out strongly at the pharmacist, Principal of GMCH Dr. Achyut Baishya earlier said, “The matter came to light after Dr. Pranab Bhattacharya claimed it to be a fake pacemaker while operating a cardiac patient at the GMCH. We demand strict action against the culprits.”
On the other hand, countering the allegations, the proprietor of the Radali drugs at the premises of GMCH told the media, “We bought the product from our distributor. Our manager has already visited the distributor along with the bill. We are not involved in any act of duplicity. The product was procured from the distributor and accordingly, we sold it to the patient’s attendant.