Nashik: The state council of homeopathy has taken suo motu decision to terminate the membership of homeopath B A Khidrapure for lifetime, after he was arrested in connection with an alleged illegal abortion.
The Sangli police arrested Khidrapure from Miraj in in connection with the death of a pregnant woman during a botched abortion at his hospital and the subsequent recovery of 19 aborted fetuses wrapped in polythene bags near a stream in village Mhaisal, 20km from the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, on Sunday.
Council president Ajit Funde said Khidrapure’s renewal of membership was pending from last five years. “He neither renewed his membership nor was he in contact with the council for years together. We consider such doctors as illegal practitioners,” he said.
The apex body of homeopathy doctors across the state has taken a series of tough decisions after the two medicos, one each in Nashik and Sangli, were found involved illegal abortions. Last month, a homeopath was arrested in Nashik for performing an illegal abortion on a woman.
Funde said there must be involvement of other doctors like anaesthetists and gynecologists in both the cases. But as the main culprit was a homeopath, the entire school of medicine is getting unnecessarily defamed.