Shock over clean chit to Yuvraj ‘ physio’

Yuvraj Singh after his return from the US where he was undergoing treatment for cancer

A clean chit given by the Delhi Police to Jatin Chaudhry, who claims to be the physiotherapist for cricketer Yuvraj Singh and other sports celebrities, has shocked medical circles as he is still under the scanner of health authorities.

The crime branch of Delhi Police has found that there is “ no illegality in Chaudhry’s practice of alternative medicine”. The probe was conducted following a complaint filed by the anti- quackery cell of the Indian Medical Association ( IMA).

In a letter dated May 3, the police has informed the association that it has verified documents shown by Chaudhry about his qualifications and found them “ authentic”. His degrees include Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Allahabad Agriculture Institute besides diploma and doctorate in alternative medicine. He claims to be registered with the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine.

“ The speed at which the police has cleared Chaudhry is surprising. To say that his degrees are legal is untenable because the health ministry does not recognise any ‘ alternative medicine’ system,” Dr Anil Bansal, joint secretary of IMA, said.

In order to practice physiotherapy in Delhi, one needs to register with the Delhi Council of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The Delhi Medical Council ( DMC), has found he is not registered with the council.

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