PBT Appeals To Health Ministry For Immediate Removal Of Dr. Ketan Desai From Dental Council Of India (DCI)

PBT has filed an urgent memorandum to the central ministry of health urging them to take immediate steps to remove disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai, from the Dental Council of India (DCI).  In his appeal, PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha has written to the secretary of central health ministry that Gujarat University’s recommendation to send Dr. Desai as their representative DCI member is not only against the law, it would also greatly undermine public trust on the dental profession across India.  As the highest statutory body for regulation of dental practice in India, DCI performs a very important duty to maintain high standard of dental education and to protect ordinary people from negligent dentists.  Dr. Desai who has been criminally indicted by CBI for heinous crime like bribery and corruption and whose license to practice medicine has been suspended by MCI (in response to a complaint by PBT) is unqualified to become a member of DCI (see PBT’s appeal below).  A public interest litigation (PIL) filed by PBT against Gujarat University for allowing Dr. Desai to become university senate member is currently pending before Gujarat High Court.Memorandum to Health Ministry (May 7, 2014)