DHUBRI: As many as three illegal agents were arrested by the Assam police from Dhubri Civil Hospital for cheating poor patients in the name of medical treatment.
Based on an FIR lodged by an elderly man at Dhubri Sadar police station, police booked the three illegal agents from the premises of Dhubri Civil Hospital.
The binding or thickening agent robbed simple village people who came for treatment. The agents are primarily run by some pharmacies, laboratories, X-rays, and USG centers, police said.
Police also stated that the agents communicate or cooperate with patient family members in order to facilitate a close working relationship between patients’ families and laboratories in exchange for money.
Taher Ali, an elderly poor man, was apprehended by an illegal agent circle on the premises of Dhubri Civil Hospital, who took all of his money and took him outside the hospital to do the test in a private laboratory.
Dhubri police conducted a raid on the basis of the complaint and arrested three illegal agents, Rabbo Sheikh, Sajidur Hossain, and Al Farur Hossain. Roji Rani Sarma, Additional SP, Dhubri, informed that police are continuing to investigate the matter.
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