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Jharkhand doctors prescribe pregnancy test to men, condoms to woman for stomach pain


RANCHI: Doctors in the Indian state of Jharkhand are currently in the news for all the wrong reasons.

A medical practitioner posted at a government hospital in Jharkahnd came under fire again when he prescribed pregnancy tests to two youths who had complained of stomach pain. The incident took place at a referral hospital in Simaria earlier this month.

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The medical practitioner in question Dr Mukesh Kumar not only prescribed pregnancy tests to Gopal Ganjhu and Kameshwar Ganjhu but also advised them to undergo tests for HIV and haemoglobin.

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Local civil surgeon Arun Kumar Paswan while taking the matter seriously has ordered an investigation into the matter.

Earlier in July this year, a doctor at a government hospital in east Singhbhum district in Jharkhand had prescribed “condom” to an elderly woman suffering from stomach pain.

55-year-old woman suffering from stomach pain had gone to the local sub-divisional hospital at Ghatshila in West Singhbhum district when the doctor prescribed her condom. The doctor was ultimately dismissed from service.


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