The Hush Post| 21:11pm |one-minute-read
In a shocking treatment, a Delhi doctor convinced gays and lesbians that they were nothing less than psychopaths. Dr PK Gupta runs a super-speciality clinic in Karol Bag area. He charges Rs. 4,500 for just 15 minutes of counselling. After counselling the doctor gives the patients hormonal and psychological therapy, terming homosexuality as “genetic mental disorder.”
This despite the fact, that medical science terms it as a biological condition.
The doctor used to use electric shock therapy to ‘treat’ them.
A Delhi court has summoned the accused Dr. PK Gupta for violating norms. It has also referred to the Supreme Court judgement on homosexuality, which had decriminalised consensual sexual acts between two adults in private.
Delhi Medical Council banned Dr PK Gupta in 2016 but Dr Gupta continued to practice
The Metropolitan magistrate Abhilash Malhotra said, “Dr PK Gupta, running a super speciality clinic in Karol Bag area, was charging Rs. 4500 for 15 minutes counseling, after which he would decide to go for hormonal therapy or psychological therapy.”
The court said, “It is amply clear that the legislature in its prudence did not think sexual orientation to be part of mental illness. Accordingly, it is clear that the treatment given by the doctors as a part of ‘conversion therapy’ is not recognized.”
Delhi Medical Council (DMC) had banned Dr PK Gupta in 2016. It had issued notice to him, but the accused is still practicing. On DMC notice PK Gupta had said that he was not registered with the council. Thus he was not liable to respond to the council.
The court took note of the complaint against the doctor by the DMC, which said that he was using “hormonal and shock therapy” to provide treatment. As per news reports, in Delhi some doctors including PK Gupta were using hormonal therapy, shock treatment and medications to treat homosexuals as if they are suffering from some disease.