2 Nov, 2022 @ 16:30
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Minor who was passing himself off as a doctor and making house calls arrested in Madrid

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SPAIN’S National Police have arrested a minor in Madrid who was passing himself off as an emergency doctor and was actually making house calls. He is even accused of renting an ambulance service with which he would make visits to patients. 

The facts of the case date back to August, according to news agency EFE, when the authorities were called to a possible psychiatric case in the Madrid satellite city of Móstoles. 

Suspicions of the police officers on the scene were raised by the behaviour of the supposed doctor, who one moment would act normally and then another would start being childish.

They reported him to the health authorities, who then began an investigation into the individual. He turned out to be a minor with no kind of medical qualifications.

According to the subsequent probe, the fake doctor would call the emergency services to ask if there were any emergency cases, which he would then take control of. The police reported that in one case he actually transferred a patient to a hospital and requested they be admitted for treatment.

Once the investigation had been completed, he was arrested at the end of September and released pending trial.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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