KARACHI: Police arrested a fake lady doctor from Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and recovered surgical instruments from her possession.
Karachi Women’s Police SHO Syeda Ghazala said the suspect had been working at JPMC’s gynaecology ward for the past one year.
“We conducted a raid at the medical facility today after being informed that a woman who was not affiliated with JPMC was working as a lady doctor at the gynaecology ward,” Ghazala added.
The SHO said the suspect was arrested after she “failed to provide satisfactory answers” during police interrogation at the hospital.
The impostor was transferred to a nearby police station where she identified herself as Aisha Zouja Abdul Karim, a resident of Korangi.
SHO Ghazala said that the woman had acquired education up to matric level only and did not have a lady health visitor or a mid-wife certificate.
Police are investigating the possibility of the woman’s affiliation with a group that abducts newborns from the ward.
It is believed that the suspect targeted female patients who visited the gynaecology ward to undergo “illegal surgeries”.
A case has been lodged against the accused under Section 419 and 170 of the Pakistan Penal Code.