Dr. Dipak Desai, the man at the center of hepatitis C outbreak in 2007 will surrender and go to a Reno area mental hospital. Judge Jackie Glass ordered Desai to surrender on March 17, 2011. At that time, he will be booked and processed through the jail system. Desai is waiting list to get into the Lakes Crossing facility in Reno. The Lakes Crossing is a program meant for the mentally incompetent offender. He will be free until his surrender in March. Health officials say seven people were infected with hepatitis C at Desai’s now-closed Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada.
Dipak Desai / KXNT file photo