PBT Urges WHO To Investigate Alleged Corruption In Reinstatement Of Ketan Desai As World Medical Association (WMA) President-elect

PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha has written to Dr. Nata Menabde, World Health Organizstion (WHO) representative to India, to look into the alleged corruption in the recent reinstatement of tainted ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, as WMA president-elect for 2016 (see Dr. Saha’s letter below). Serious allegations were surfaced recently after Dr. Desai was surreptitiously re-appointed as WMA president-elect following several top members of MCI and IMA including Dr. Ajay Kumar and Dr. K.K. Aggarwal falsely claimed that all criminal charges against Dr. Desai have been dropped by the Indian authority. The MCI Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) also found the action of Dr. Ajay Kumar and others as “unethical” and recommended to the Health Ministry to take disciplinary action against Dr. Kumar and other high-rank MCI/IMA members. But Indian Health Ministry has remained absolutely silent until now.

PBT also complained with the WMA presiden in France against this corrupt activity by MCI/IMA leaders to reinstate Dr. Desai as WMA president-elect. Unfortunately, WMA has also remained in a deep slumber and refused to take any action against the Indian medical leaders. The WMA has claimed on their website that they are “in official relations” with WHO. As such, PBT has now drawn attention of the WHO (in India) to investigate this sordid incidence between WMA and Ketan Desai and his cronies in MCI/IMA because the blatant reinstatement of Dr. Desai as WMA president-elect while he is still waiting for his criminal trial for serious charges of bribery and corruption to begin has sent a strong negative signal to the ordinary people and “good” doctors of India.

WHO Delhi Appeal (Feb, 2015)