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World Medical Association (WMA) Takes The Side Of Disgraced Ex-MCI President Ketan Desai: Is “Medical Corruption” Going Global?

In what appears to be one of the most controversial decisions to take a step backward in the fight against “medical corruption”, World Medical Association (WMA), largest international medical group has defended selection of Dr. Ketan Desai, perhaps the most notorious physician and biggest medical mafia, to become the next WMA president. This shocking news was delivered during the WMA meeting in Moscow this week.

After spending almost 7 months in jail, Dr. Desai is presently free on bail facing criminal trial in Delhi for his role in the well-know case of bribery and corruption since he was caught red-handed by the CBI in 2010 for taking huge bribe allegedly in exchange of granting MCI recognition to a private medical college while he was still the sitting MCI president. Desai’s license to practice medicine and his right to be a member of any medical council/group were also suspended for indefinite period by MCI in 2010 after PBT lodged a formal complaint for professional misconduct against Dr. Desai. MCI’s decision to suspend Dr. Desai’s medical registration still remains operative since no further order has been passed by the MCI overturning the previous order of 2010. This deplorable situation in Indian medicine made a huge public uproar in India and across the world.

Even more shockingly, although Dr. Desai was nominated as WMA president-elect in 2009 but following his arrest by the CBI and suspension of his license, WMA cancelled Desai’s inauguration to become WMA president after MCI urged the world medical body that a doctor who is found prima facie guilty for corruption and professional misconduct should not be made president of WMA. Although Desai’s overall situation has remained the same as he still awaits start of the criminal trial, WMA has taken a complete U-turn and found no problem to reinstate Dr. Desai to be their next president. So, the most corrupt and unethical doctor from India who is without a license to practice medicine and facing criminal trial for bribery will be the president of WMA whose primary goal is to spread ethical practice of medicine across the globe. PBT is still fighting to stop Dr. Desai to become the WMA president and to bring an end to this colossal global medical atrocity that would undoubtedly send a demoralizing message to the ordinary people and honest doctors around the world.

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  • Ganesh Mandal October 21, 2015, 9:50 am

    Thanks to Dr. Saha / PBT for continuous fighting to stop Dr. Desai to become WMA president. You must win. God gave you strength to fight this case.

  • Sunil Almale October 21, 2015, 10:04 am

    Now we should take matter WHO and UN and needs to right article I’m nejm

  • Saileswar Chakrabarti October 22, 2015, 3:23 am

    This is indeed an uphill task to fight against an unequal opposite party having enormous money and lobbying power in the background of scenarios where cancerous malady of corruption has been allegedly pervading the whole world as evident from newspaper and other media reports from time to time but still against such peculiar and apparent insurmountable situation, the PBT’s efforts under the able leadership of Dr. Kunal Saha to fight such menaces till winning the battle do deserve all wholehearted support from all similarly minded people from all over the world.

  • Seshadri R October 23, 2015, 12:47 am

    Every Indian knows that medical field is full of corruption right from admission to medical course, passing of exam, medicine, etc. and finally all this corrupt people start looting public money. Every politician is aware of it and still no action is taken. Best part is these mafia and politician even do not allow student to graduate from abroad also by introducing screening test for FMG and make it tougher and tougher and seeing that they make money from screening test also and simultaneously not allowing the pass percentage to increase. I appreciate the efforts taken by Dr. Kunal Saha for the elimination of corruption in Medical field . We have to pin down our hopes with legal system. Let us wait and see the results of November 2 and November 5th 2015 in the on going cases in Delhi high Court. I hope something positive will happen.

  • Parag October 23, 2015, 11:26 pm

    Hi PBT,
    Please dont be bogged down by this unfavourable result. Your continuous fight will eventually yield results.

    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: