Yuvraj Singh's doctor a quack: Reports

According to reports, Yuvraj Singh’s doctor Jatin Chaudhry is not registered with the Delhi Physiotherapy Council (DPC), which is mandatory to practice physiotherapy in Delhi AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Feb 10, 2012

Yuvraj Singh’s physiotherapist, Jatin Chaudhry, has been reported to have no official document or any recognised degree in medicine, physiotherapy or any branch of Indian systems of medicine, according to the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) records.

Chaudhry was called to the council and was asked to produce all his medical certificates. But “self-styled” doctor sent a letter through his lawyer stating that he was a physiotherapist to several sportspersons, including Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Sania Mirza and hence he had no time to appear in person, Dr Anil Bansal, chairman of DMC’s anti-quackery cell, was reported as saying by ibtimes.

“Both are not medical degrees and do not allow anyone to use prefix Dr, which he has been doing,” said Bansal.

However, Chaudhry’s Web site claims that he has a PhD in sports medicine from New Age International University, Italy, besides being “Masters in Physiotherapy” (no institute mentioned) and a “practitioner of acupuncture,” says the report.

The Health Ministry in 2003 clearly announced after a High Court directive that nobody practicing alternative systems could be called a “doctor.” Chaudhry’s physiotherapy certificate, which was obtained after a complaint was registered against him, is also not from a recognised body.

He is not even registered with the Delhi Physiotherapy Council (DPC), which is mandatory to practice physiotherapy in Delhi. The DMC cannot take action against Chaudhry because he has not been caught practicing allopathic medicine in the national capital.

“The council, in its final order, referred the matter to the health department of the Delhi government and the DPC for taking suitable action. The DPC informed us that he was not registered even with them,” said DMC secretary Girish Tyagi.