In another mind-boggling twist to the ongoing saga involving corrupt ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai and his dubious selection as World Medical Association (WMA) president for 2016, in an interview given to Times of India today, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Sr. Vice-president of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and also a member of Medical Council of India (MCI) has stepped forward to bat for Dr. Desai’s selection by WMA and claimed that there is no reason as to why Dr. Desai could become WMA president because order for indefinite suspension of his medical license by previous MCI was revoked by the new MCI after they came to power in December, 2013 (see TOI news below). Dr. Desai’s license was indefinitely suspended by MCI in October, 2010 after PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, lodged a complaint following his arrest by CBI for taking bribe from a private medical college.
After Desai managed to put most of his long-time cronies in top positions in the MCI through a botched election last December (against which PBT has already lodged a new PIL in Supreme Court), Dr. Saha was apprehensive and wrote to the new MCI president (Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta, a doctor from Gujrat and close associate of Dr. Desai) on numerous occasions to learn about the status of his complaint against Dr. Desai but MCI or Dr. Mehta remained absolutely silent. Dr. Saha only came to today from the news report that his complaint against Dr. Desai was dismissed long ago as Dr. Aggarwal has claimed. This unbelievable and blatantly unlawful act by the new MCI shows the glaring corruption which is still riddled through the newly formed MCI. Dr. Saha has already demanded an explanation from MCI and IMA leaders by a “legal notice” through his attorney and will bring this shocking matter before the court of law unless MCI and IMA come clean with acceptable explanation.