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Delhi High Court Adjourns PIL Against Disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai From Becoming World Medical Association (WMA) President For The 4th Time

The division bench of Delhi High Court presided by chief justice, G. Rohini, adjourned the public interest litigation (PIL) brought by PBT against the deliberate and fraudulent attempt by top leaders of the IMA and Medical Council of India (MCI) to reinstate disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, to the prestigious post of World Medical Association (WMA) president starting October, 2016. The HC heard arguments from all parties on 9th October, 2015 including both the Ministry of Health and MCI, both of whom took the side of Dr. Desai and pleaded to dismiss the PIL on ground of “maintainability”). The HC reserved final order on the question of “maintainability” to be delivered on 2nd November, 2015. However, on 2nd November, the court adjourned the order for 6th January, 2016 but when the day came, the court again adjourned the matter to 8th February, 2016. And today (8th February, 2016), the court once again simply adjourned the delivery of order to 3rd March, 2016.

The principal prayer in this historic PIL is to direct the Govt. of India and MCI for taking necessary steps to stop Dr. Desai from becoming WMA president in October because it was allegedly planned through fraudulent claim by high-rank MCI and IMA members that all charges against Dr. Desai (for allegedly taking bribes from private medical college) have been dropped by the Indian authority. We are concerned that this PIL may become absolutely infructuous if this matter is delayed further because Dr. Desai would assume the top post in the world medical body despite facing serious criminal charges and despite having his medical registration still suspended by the MCI.

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  • Seshadri R February 9, 2016, 5:51 am

    My big doubt is whether Dr. Desai’s registration is suspended? If so, how can be a member of Gujarath Medical Association? In India anything can happen. It is like Dr. Bipin Patra not appointed properly for ED of NBE, completed more than 5 years and still continues inspite of opposition even with in the ministry. Even if you give all the proofs to the judges, still Dr. Desai is capable of coming out with out any problem with support of our politician. We can change the system only if all good doctors in the country joins hand and take over the key positions in medical council.

  • Seshadri R February 9, 2016, 6:06 am

    In support of my claim I request the people to refer the links below https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketan_Desai_(urologist)
    under controversy
    “The MCI was dissolved by the President of India on 15 May 2010 following the arrest of MCI’s president Ketan Desai by the CBI on 22 April 2010. Desai, alleged middle-man J. P. Singh and doctors Sukhwinder Singh and Kanwaljit Singh have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.[6][7] The CBI recovered 1.5kgs of gold and 80kgs of silver from Desai’s premises. Further, gold worth ₨ 35 lakhs were recovered from Desai’s bank lockers in Ahmedabad.[8] CBI told that he had more than 35 lockers which were then yet to be opened and contents noted. He also was reported to own more than 400 properties across the country. But surprisingly Mr. Gulam Nabi Azad the then Union Minister of Health commented that the Government had no control over MCI and cannot take any action.”

    You can see the comment of Union Minister who is openly commenting that he cn not action against erring person under his ministry and how you expect the system will work.

  • Saileswar Chakrabarti February 9, 2016, 10:41 am

    This is nothing new development. The decisions in just cases are allegedly manipulated in court battles between the unequal parties having money and lobbying powers with corrupt administration. The Government, the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Some High Courts expressed concerns from time to time about many causes of delay and pending cases in the Courts. Please refer to the Times of India, Kolkata, identical reports on 8th February 2016 on “SC Order challenged in district Court;” “Litigants playing snakes & ladders” and “Judicial respect, discipline face internal threat.” These are illustrative.

  • Parag February 13, 2016, 1:05 am

    It is said that justice delayed is justice denied. I guess, this is what is happening in this case.

    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:



  • Mayank February 17, 2016, 5:00 pm

    what was your lawyer doing?
    he should have asked the bench to give the reason for delay as arguments were already over in october.

    you may even approach SC as order cannot remain reserved for more than 3 months as per SC’s guidelines.
    of course the guidelines have not the force of law but SC can direct HC to declare the judgment asap

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  • Sankar Narayan February 28, 2016, 8:08 am

    We hold tpp ranks in things like corruption , lack of transparency etc . So it is befitting that our government helps one involved in corruption cases to head WMA !

  • anonymous February 29, 2016, 7:10 am

    ketan has all big wigs – politicians, pvt college managements, judicial persons, IMA in his pocket. Its like fighting the himalayas to bring it to ur feet. He has inroads every nook n corner. Difficult but not impossible to beat him if person like PM, HM, Fin Min feel their career is under threat

  • Seshadri R March 2, 2016, 11:25 pm

    Let us hope DHC announces some good verdict to day. All the best Dr. Kunal Saha for the efforts taken by you in this regards.

  • Seshadri R March 3, 2016, 11:42 pm

    Very much regret that the verdict is against us in the above case. Let us continue to fight.