New Delhi: Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Kumar Jain has promised to investigate a racket of doctors who claim to cure homosexuality.
Jain has also promised to ensure appropriate punishment for those found guilty.
A leading news daily ‘Mail Today' had published a report yesterday exposing a racket ran by Delhi doctors who promise to cure homosexuality in a matter of months.
Taking cognisance of the report, Jain said, “We will surely investigate the matter and the doctors found guilty would not be spared.”
"Such cases are reported mostly to the Medical Council of India. On Wednesday, we had an Assembly session. But we will get to the bottom of it," he added.
The report revealed that the doctors used conversion therapy to treat homosexuality.
The therapy includes electric shocks, nausea-inducing drugs, prescribing testosterone or talk therapy with the purpose of turning homosexuals into heterosexuals in a matter of months.
The therapy is highly discredited and widely condemned by doctors and mainstream health regulatory bodies, both in India and abroad.
The therapy leaves devastating effects on the lives of gay individuals. International health agencies, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), regard homosexuality as a normal variation of human sexuality.