Fraud-accused doctor's case postponed

2013-05-10 14:43

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Johannesburg - The trial of a doctor accused of defrauding a medical scheme and the labour department's Compensation Fund, was postponed until 2 October by the Brits Magistrate's Court on Friday, the department said.

Magistrate Louise Matthee postponed the case for plea and trial, spokesperson Page Boikanyo said in a statement.

Dr Ganesh Anil Anirudhra faces 319 charges for allegedly submitting illegitimate claims to Bonitas medical scheme and the Compensation Fund between 2008 and 2012.

"He is alleged to have left a trail of fictitious claims against the fund, claiming to have treated ‘injured workers’ whom he did not treat," Boikanyo said.

The doctor was also accused of practising as a gynaecologist while he was registered only as a general practitioner.

The Hawks arrested Anirudhra at George Mukhari Hospital, in GaRankuwa, in December, after years of living as a fugitive.

His bail of R20 000 was extended.

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