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“Fugitive” Dr Anirudhra who allegedly defrauded private medical schemes and Department of Labour to appear

by lloyd last modified 2014-02-10 13:12

10 February 2014

Dr Ganesh Anil Anirudhra who is facing 319 charges for allegedly defrauding private medical aid schemes and the Department of Labour’s (DoL) Compensation Fund (CF) is to appear in the Brits Magistrates Court on Wednesday (February 12).

The matter of the “runaway” doctor was postponed last October to allow the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) to consider which Court had capacity to prosecute on the matter.

Dr Anirudhra is out on a bail of R20 000.

He has been on the run for years. The fugitive Anirudhra was arrested by the police’s elite unit, the Hawks, at his place of work in December 2012 at the George Mukhari Hospital in Garankuwa near Tshwane, in  North West Province. Dr Anirudhra is alleged to have made fraudulent claims against the private Bonitas Medical Scheme and the Department of Labour’s 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.  

Dr Anirudhra is alleged to have made 218 illegal claims to Bonitas. He was previously convicted in 1989 and 1991 for fraud. It is also alleged that he practiced as a gynaecologist while only registered as a general practitioner.

The Compensation Fund is a public entity under the authority of the Department of Labour. The Fund provides cover for workers injured and/or for diseases sustained at work.

Issued by: Page Boikanyo:

Departmental Spokesman

Page Boikanyo

082 809 3195


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