Central Vigilance Finds Ketan Desai Cronies in MCI and IMA Used “Unethical” Means to Reinstate Him as World Medical Association (WMA) President-elect: PBT Demands Immediate Removal of Ketan Desai from WMA

Known cronies of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, once again made a brazen attempt to bring him back to the helm of Indian medicine by making false claim before the World Medical Association (WMA) that all criminal charges against Desai have been dropped by the Indian authority in order to make a case to reinstate Desai as WMA president for 2016.  After PBT lodged a complaint about this false claim by several senior MCI and IMA leaders including Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, and Dr. Sudipto Roy, Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of MCI investigated and found that these top MCI/IMA leaders lied when they claimed before WMA that Desai has been acquitted from all criminal charges.  Ketan Desai was caught red-handed 2010 in a sting operation by CBI while taking Rs. 2 crore bribe from a private medical college.  After staying in Tihar jail for almost 6 months, Desai has been free on bail since October, 2010 waiting for trial to begin in the main “Trap” case and another corruption case in Lucknow.  On 30th October, 2014, the CVO found three MCI/IMA members, Dr. Kumar, Dr. Aggarwal and Dr. Roy, guilty for “unethical” conduct and recommended to the Health Ministry for taking appropriate disciplinary action against the three doctors.  Unfortunately, health ministry has remained absolutely silent and showed no interest to take any disciplinary action against the three doctors who continue to sit in the MCI Ethics Committee to deliver judgment on medical negligence and ethics.  PBT has submitted a memorandum with the WMA presiden, Dr. Deau of France, yesterday seeking his urgent intervention to remove tainted Desai from the post of WMA president-elect.  PBT is also preparing to move a new PIL against these sheer atrocities by leaders of MCI and IMA (see news below).

Deccan Herald (Jan 12, 2015)

Telegraph (Jan 10, 2015)

Statesman (Jan 10, 2014)