India is a place where a variety of medicinal branches like Ayurveda and Siddha have been invented. These medicinal systems have also evolved with time. The facilities and doctors are very good and India has become a world-renowned market for alternative therapies. However, with the popularity of these therapies, there are also increasing complaints about fake doctors. Numerous people fall prey to such quacks.
Jacob Vadakkanchery, who claims to be a doctor, despite having no proper certificates, is one such person. He has been misleading people by campaigning against vaccinations. He has even had said that he is not a regular doctor in front of Health Minister K.K. Shylaja Teacher. He admitted during a TV show that though he is not a doctor by education, as long as he treats people, he is still a doctor.
Recently, some posters and flex boards were displayed in Kozhikode and neighbouring areas, carrying the names of CPI (M) MLA from Beypore V.K.C. Mammed Koya and Mr.Jacob. The fact that Mr. Koya would be inaugurating a programme where Mr. Jacob would deliver a speech became controversial.