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PBT Wins Battle Against the World Medical Body:Tainted Indian Medical Don Ketan Desai is Not the President of the World Medical Association(WMA)

After forcing the Medical Council of India (MCI) to cancel the license of the corrupt and criminally indicted ex-head of MCI, Dr. Ketan Desai, PBT continued to fight the WMA leaders for remove Dr. Desai from the “president-elect” of the international medical body.  The WMA was scheduled to hand over the presidentship to Dr. Desai during their annual meeting at Vancouver, Canada between October 13 and 16, 2010.  While some members of the WMA including their secretary-general from Germany, Dr. Otmar Kloiber, staunchly fought to put Dr. Desai as the next WMA president, under tremendous pressure from our organization, the WMA eventually backed out from making Dr. Desai as their next president.  PBT called for a boycott of the WMA conference in Vancouver unless they removed Dr. Desai.  In fact, Dr. Desai eventually cancelled his participation in the WMA conference in Vancouver.  However, he managed to send three of his closest cronies [Indian Medical Association (IMA) president Dr. S. Samaran, IMA Secretary Dr. Dharam Prakash and ex-IMA president Dr. Ajay Kumar) to the Vancouver conference at a huge expense of taxpayers’ money (IMA is funded by the Indian government]. 

PBT has lodged a formal complaint to the Indian Health Minister to investigate how these Desai-supporters managed to travel to Canada at the expense of taxpayers’ money (click here to see PBT’s complaint).  PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, has also written on this recent sordid episode of Dr. Ketan Desai and WMA which is published online by the British Medical Journal(BMJ Online (Oct. 14, 2010)).

Some of the recent news on our battle against Dr. Ketan Desai and WMA:

India Today: Medical don Ketan Desai no more a doctor

NDTV: Medical Council of India wants travel ban on Desai, writes to CBI

SIFY: Doctor’s group calls for boycott of world medical meet

Hidustan Times: License Cancelled: Former MCIchief faces uncertainity

Times of India: MCI suspends license f Desai

The Povince: Tainted doctor casts pall over World Medical Association summit

Top News, Singapore: World Medical Association meet to be boycotted by doctors

The Hindu: Ketan Desai’s license suspended

 Deccan Herald: Tanted Desai off to Canada

 DNA India: Defrocked Dr. Ketan Desai may still attend world medical associatoin meet

The Telegaph: Doctor protest over honor for tainted peer

Nagaland Post: MCI suspends Ketan Desai’s license

Deccan Herald: MCI suspends Ketan Desai’s license

 India Vision: MCI Suspends Ketan Desai’s license

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