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Criminally-indicted Ketan Desai and IMA Claims Credit For Supreme Court Allowing Common National Entrance Test (NEET) For Doctors

Hearing a review petition earlier this week, a 5-member Supreme Court bench has allowed, pending final judgment, for re-introduction of single National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) under sole control of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for admission in all graduate and post-graduate medical course in India. While PBT principally supports the idea of a common merit-based examination for admission in all medical colleges because it is likely to weed out unmeritorious students from wealthy families to become doctors by bribing leaders of political parties and owners of private medical colleges, but such an nation-wide NEET examination under control of the MCI, presently governed by unscrupulous members elected through a rigged election under the leadership of Dr. Ketan Desai, could open up even bigger doors for healthcare corruption.

In fact, soon after delivery of this interim order by the Apex Court, Indian Medical Association (IMA), which is ruled by Ketan Desai cronies, have already started a massive propaganda to promote Ketan Desai who is still waiting for criminal trial for alleged bribery and corruption since he was caught red-handed in 2010 for taking money from a private medical college while still working as MCI president. The Times of India (TOI) published from Desai’s home town, Ahmedabad, published an interview of Dr. Desai in which he has made boisterous claims that NEET will elevate the standard of medical education etc. (see the TOI report below). It is ironic that the biggest medical mafia in Indian history who is still facing criminal prosecution for bribery and corruption has started giving lecture on merit of doctors and so-called reputed newspapers have also started touting for the tainted doctor without even mentioning that Dr. Desai has been criminally indicted or that he is presently free on bail facing criminal prosecution. Tainted money and corruption Our PIL against the botched MCI election is still pending before the Apex Court as it is listed for final hearing on 4th July, 2016 after the Supreme Court opens following summer vacation.

TOI (April 13, 2016)

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  • Dr. S. K. Thakur April 14, 2016, 8:20 pm

    The idea of holding a common test for entrance into the undergraduate and postgraduate course is very good. However, the reservation policy, lack of uniformity among the state boards, and the demand for the test to be held in the regional languages, all present challenges. Conducting the test is a Herculean task which requires great deal of preparation and for paucity of time, it is practically impossible this year. The use of unfair means has been reported in the media quite frequently in nearly all the entrance exams being held so far for this purpose. The responsibility of holding this test should have been given to any freshly constituted body with reputed people from different fields.

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  • Saileswar Chakrabarti April 15, 2016, 9:38 am

    There is a pertinent and excellent article in the Telegraph dated 15.04.2016 under the caption “Appeal to PM to recast tainted MCI” but surprisingly. there is no mention of PBT’s relentlessly taking up this issue vigorously with the concerned Government and the Hon’ble Gujrat High Court and the Hon’ble Supreme Court. We should keep the article in PBT’s record for use as evidence in our favor in our ensuing Court cases.

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  • Dr. Markandey Keshari April 15, 2016, 9:35 pm

    A bench of five member judges in the Supreme Court has taken right decision for holding NEET for common entrance test for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses india. NEET must be holding competetive examinations for All India Basis by Either CBSE, New Delhi Or any reputed Central University. A Ministry of Health and Family welfare must ensure fair, transparent and free from unfair examinations including counselling for all medical aspirants.

    ( Dr. Markandey Keshari)

  • Parag April 16, 2016, 12:43 am

    As long there is a bad apple in the basket, its gonna make other apples rot to no matter how many baskets you change. So no matter how many tests or procedure’s are put in place, if its governed by corrupt people then its not gonna be any good. We have to throw the bad apple out of the basket i.e. throw such corrupt people out of the system.

    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: