Sandeep Gupta: Conditions imposed

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Sandeep Gupta is a general practitioner in Queensland, Australia. He has been listed as a board member of the quackery-promoting Australian Chronic Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS).

ACIIDS advocates for unrecognized conditions like “chronic Lyme disease” and “Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome” (CIRS). Interestingly, there is no scientific evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted to humans in Australia.

Gupta is also affiliated with Ritchie Shoemaker, an American doctor who stopped practicing medicine after being disciplined by the Maryland Board of Physicians.

The Health Ombudsman acts

In October 2018, the Health Ombudsman of Queensland took action to protect the public by imposing conditions on his registration to practice medicine.

According to the Ombudsman:

As a result of the conditions, Dr Gupta is prohibited from promoting, prescribing or administering hyperthermia treatment, referring patients to other practitioners providing hyperthermia treatment, or participating in any patient consultation with other health practitioners about hyperthermia treatment; and must only prescribe, possess, supply, administer, handle, dispense, access, direct and supervise the administration of Vitamin C intravenous infusions of no more than 25 grams per patient to adults only.

Gupta also was required to practise with a supervisor and to complete an education program.

The full list of imposed conditions can be viewed on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Resources:

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: Conditions imposed

updated 2018-10-31