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Indian Medical Association (IMA) Demonstrates Against New Bill to Bring Non-doctors In Healthcare Regulation and Demands Protection From Lawsuits For “Medical Negligence” Under Consumer Protection Act

Doctors across India, under the guidance of IMA leaders who recently backed disgraced ex-MCI president Dr. Ketan Desai to the prestigious post of World Medical Association (WMA) president, have started public demonstration in protest of the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill that plans to instill new changes for accountability in the widely-known MCI corruption including laws to bring non-doctor members in regulation of medical education and practice of medicine in India. The IMA leaders have demanded that government must bring changes in law so that no doctor can be sued for medical negligence under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). While the BJP government has proposed many plans over the past two years seemingly for better protection of patients and against medical corruption, almost all of these anti-corruption proposals have proved to be nothing more than empty political gimmick until now. PBT president has called these IMA demonstrations as obvious attempts to further shield healthcare and MCI corruption (see the news at this link http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2016/nov/16/doctors-to-stage-protest-against-scrapping-of-medical-council-act-1539150.html).

All leaders of the national IMA including its president-elect, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, are nothing but cronies of the tainted ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai. Even most of the leaders of the MCI are also known to be close to Dr. Desai as MCI has remained absolutely silent and refused to take any action against three of their senior members (Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Sudipto Roy and Dr. Vinay Aggarwal) who were found guilty by the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) for unethical conduct in helping Dr. Desai to regain the post of WMA president through blatant lies that all charges against Dr. Desai have been dropped by the Indian authority. PBT has already sent a legal notice to the MCI and is planning to move a new PIL against the rampant corruption in the MCI and IMA. PBT is also organizing nation-wide public awareness programs to bring people to stand up against the wide-spread medical corruption in India.

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  • Ganesh Mandal November 18, 2016, 9:45 am

    Thanks to PBT President and members to organize nation wide public awareness programs to stand up against the medical corruption in India and MCI corruption. PBT must win. We are with you.

  • Saileswar Chakrabarti November 18, 2016, 10:27 am

    There is a tremendous need of the Public wholehearted support for mobilizing nation wide awareness programme to achieve desired success. So, let our countrymen victims of medical negligence come forward and join PBT to this effect to achieve the noble objectives for which our PBT has been working for over a decade and a half.

  • Dr. Basavaraj Modi November 19, 2016, 12:08 am

    Kudos to PBT for having taken lead to maintain ethics and decency in MCI and Dr Ketan Desai issues. Wish you all the best. All ethical minded doctors should support you.

  • Parag November 19, 2016, 12:34 am

    The unstoppable effort and fight of PBT against medical corruption in India is commendable!!

    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 December 2, 2016, 12:17 am

    Every one in India knows the cat. But no one wants to bell the CAT. Public awareness is there, but the problem in India is for any issue good or bad, our support is almost equally divided. Even for corruption, you get the support of many people. That’s why we are not able achieve desired results.