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Dr. Ketan Desai Makes Astonishing Claim That “Racism”, “Western Lobby” And “Bias Against Non-Whites” Are Preventing Him From Becoming World Medical Association (WMA) President

In an interview given to Times of India (TOI), disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, has made a shocking claim that “Racism”, “Western lobby” and “bias against non-Whites” are working to stop him from being the coveted post of the World Medical Association (WMA) president (see Dr. Desai’s interview below). Without providing a single name of any Western individual/group, except the president of PBT Dr. Kunal Saha, and without citing a single reason as to why any “Western lobby” would attempt to prevent him from becoming WMA president, Dr. Desai has made a desperate attempt to generate sympathy through baseless assertion of “racism” and “bias” by the West.

In this interview, Dr. Desai has also claimed that during the CBI raid of his house on 22nd April, 2010 (following his arrest by the CBI), only Rs. 53,640/- (fifty-three thousand six hundred forty rupees) was recovered from his house to suggest that he had very little wealth. But this is in sharp contrast to the reality which is clearly recorded in the Order dated 5th October, 2010 passed by the CBI Court (while granting bail to Dr. Desai). According to the said Order by the court, CBI actually recovered from Dr. Desai’s house during the raid on 22nd April, 2010 to the tune of Rs. 24,16,92,472/- (twenty-four crore sixteen lakh ninety-two thousand four hundred and seventy rupees) .

A new PIL was filed recently by PBT against Dr. Desai’s unlawful and immoral appointment as the WMA president as well as the ongoing corruption inside the MCI. This PIL was heard last week by the Delhi High Court and the court has reserved Order for November 2, 2015. Ironically, in his interview with TOI, Dr. Desai has also admitted that the main CBI case against him for bribery is still pending in Delhi CBI Court although the proceedings are currently stayed by the Supreme Court. Thus, it is now an admitted position by Dr. Desai himself that all criminal charges against him have not been dropped by the Indian authority as was claimed by senior leaders from Indian Medical Association (IMA) before the world medical body as the IMA demanded that Dr. Desai should be reinstated as WMA president. Unfortunately, based on this fraudulent claim by the IMA leaders, WMA has already decided to reinstate Dr. Desai as the president-elect for 2016. Apart from moving the court through PIL, PBT has also sent an urgent appeal to the WMA for removing Dr. Desai from the post of WMA president-elect as this would send a very wrong signal to the ordinary people and all honest members of the medical community.

TOI (Oct 11, 2015) Desai interview

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  • Ganesh Mandal October 13, 2015, 11:00 am

    PBT must receive good news on November 2, 2015 as we are very sure.
    We are with you always.

  • Parag October 16, 2015, 10:54 pm

    Hi All!

    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom” and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:



  • Seshadri R October 19, 2015, 6:32 am

    I remember during that time of Dr. Ketan Desai’s arrest, Mr. Gulam Nabi Azad the then Union Minister of Health commented that the Government had no control over MCI and cannot take any action against Dr. Desai. A union minster who is in charge of MCI, making that comment is sheameful to India. At that time, the news appeared seizure of huge cash, gold and silver. His lockers which is more than 35 were not opened. In addition he has more than 400 property across the country. The ministry still not resolved the issue like when MCI suspends any one, the State should immediately carry the above. Otherwise what is fun in having MCI centrally with out any power. All this can happen in India only. PBT should also raise this issues during the trials that MCI’s suspension were not carried out by Gujarat and Dr. Desai continue to be in his profession and member in all institutions.

    Our present Indian system is building up a community of professionals who are not professional enough. This has resulted in a situation where there is a lot of cynicism in our young generation. These slowly destroy a whole generation of India. Their faith in values like honesty and hard work is slowly being decimated. This is being witnessed in all medical related itemsa such as admission, exams, approvals of colleges, drugs, etc. and this will have a great cultural impact.

    I do not know when our politicians will understand these things to take effective steps to control.