MCI President Remains Silent As Negligent Doctors Continue Practice While State Medical Councils Refuse To Take Any Disciplinary Action

PBT reported few days ago the atrocity of many negligent and unethical doctors whose license to practice medicine were suspended by the Medical Council of India (MCI) continue to practice anyway because the state medical councils (SMCs) whose duty is to act on MCI’s order to actually cancel medical registration of an errant doctor simply ignore MCI’s direction to allow the guilty doctor practice without any problem. The Times of India (TOI) has carried a report today (April 11) on this topic entitled, “MCI fails to rein in errant doctors” (see below). As reported by TOI, they also contacted MCI president, Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta, to seek a response to PBT’s allegations that MCI’s orders are deliberated flouted by the SMCs and the guilty doctors continuing practice despite their licenses suspended by the MCI. But Dr. Mehta did not provide any answer to TOI’s queries. We wonder why MCI’s top leader is silent on this important issue? Are MCI and SMCs in the same boat whose sole goal is to somehow shield their errant and corrupt medical colleagues? Will our new health minister, Mr. J.P. Nadda, wake up to investigate these corrupt practices by the medical councils for the sake of the hapless patients of India?

TOI (Apr. 11, 2015)