Thursday, March 09, 2017

Border Of Identities: Private company outed fake NSW doctor

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An official from the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi provided the following information to the Research Directorate regarding the availability of fraudulent identity documents in India in correspondence dated 17 April 2007:

To my knowledge there are no identity documents in India that are not altered or counterfeited frequently. Even when we send them for verification we cannot be sure that the "verifier" has not been paid to tell us the document is genuine.
Several media sources report the availability of fraudulent identity documents in India (Hindustan Times 24 Feb. 2007; The Hindu 22 Jan. 2005; The Times of India 5 Feb. 2006). According to the Hindustan Times, a couple who were providing fake passports and Pakistani visas were arrested for "helping people illegally migrate to Pakistan on forged visas" (24 Feb. 2007). Another scheme was discovered in 2005, in which fake visas were produced to travel to France and west Asian countries (The Tribune 21 Jan. 2005; The Hindu 22 Jan. 2005). Police recovered more than 30 passports and three French Embassy stamps in the houses of the accused (ibid.). The Tribune states that "[t]he police also claimed to have seized as many as 50 passports" (21 Jan. 2005). In Verification of Verifiers we Trust

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A private medical company uncovered a fake doctor accused of evading NSW health authorities for more than a decade while treating patients at four Sydney and Central Coast hospitals.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has called for a jail term for Indian man Shyam Acharya, who allegedly stole the name and medical qualifications of Sarang Chitale to enter Australia and then work at Manly, Hornsby, Wyong and Gosford hospitals between 2003 and 2014.

Acharya, 41, who is believed to have left the country, worked as a junior doctor and in emergency departments.

After leaving the hospitals, Acharya worked for private medical research company Novotech between June 2015 and September 2016 using the same fake identity.

Novotech raised the alarm before official investigations began.

Management at the firm discovered in September he may have misrepresented his identity and qualifications and contacted the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the NSW Police.
"Those organisations conducted their own investigations into this issue with which Novotech fully co-operated," a spokeswoman told AAP on Wednesday.
"Shyam Acharya did not have any direct contact with, nor any responsibility for, patients whilst at Novotech."
  He was also able to get Australian citizenship.
Authorities are now trying to track down Acharya who is accused of stealing the documents while living in India and using them to register with the Medical Council of NSW.
Acharya has been charged by the AHPRA and faces a fine of up to $30,000.
The case was mentioned in Downing Centre Local Court on Monday and adjourned to April 3, however it's not clear if Acharya will face court if he has fled the country.

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