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No. 1 Negligent Indian Doctor Gives Lecture Before IMA Doctors About “Good Treatment” and “Ethical” Practice of Medicine

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Bengal Branch held a highly publicized program to celebrate “Doctors’ Day” on July 1 at their head office near Park Circus, Kolkata where many doctor, political, and even government leaders participated to discuss various problems with the healthcare delivery system. While most doctor-leaders expressed their concerns about physical assaults by shocked friends and family members following death of a patient from alleged medical negligence, little was discussed about the “real” underlying reason for occasional unfortunate incidences of doctor bashing and hospital vandalism. Unlike in the Western countries like UK and USA where ordinary people cannot even imagine attacking doctors following death of their loved one from gross medical negligence because they almost always get medical justice through an honest and transparent investigation process by the medical council and also by the court of law unlike in India. However, PBT never condones doctor bashing or hospital vandalism even in the event of death from genuine “medical negligence” because two wrongs can never make a right.

The height of the sham pro-patients demonstration by the IMA on Doctors’ Day was invitation of veteran Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, the most negligent physician in Indian medical history who was found guilty for gross medical negligence causing death of Anuradha Saha and ordered to pay the highest-ever compensation of Rs. 11.5 crore (along with AMRI Hospital and two other doctors). In the scathing judgment holding Dr. Mukherjee guilty for medical malpractice, Apex Court also severely criticized Dr. Mukherjee’s character as the court expressed that his behavior was “unbecoming of a doctor” and that he brought “great disrespect to the medical profession”. Shockingly, Dr. Mukherjee delivered a lecture before a packed house of IMA doctors on medical negligence and doctor-patient relationship. Do we still wonder why the “good” doctors still do not understand why public is losing trust on our healers?

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  • Ravindra Srivastava July 3, 2018, 11:49 am

    Due poor ethical standards plaguing most professional bodies,Trade & Industry Associations in the country it is futile to expect medical professionals to be any different.
    Some hope lies in Bodies like PBT persistently exposing the shameless culprits as they are doing now.
    Resorting to violence can not be justified but little can be done to mitigate this problem till all those in Healthcare Industry also join & actively promote ethics in

  • Anonymous July 5, 2018, 12:33 am

    The WB has a very rich medical history. The Doctor’s Day, First Medical College, First State Medical Council, then CEA effective from 1950 and so on…. Unfortunately in the field of medicine it did not develop at par with other metropolitan cities. I still fail to understand the need for WBCEA Regulatory Commission ! After dealing with the WBMC and its ex-registrar for nearly five yrs, simply to get my case disposed off, I have developed immunity to the harassmen,t a victim of medical negligence has to undergo in the WB ! From my personal experience of WB Regulatory Commission, I can simply tell that it s working is no different than the WBMC !

  • Dr S K Thakur July 5, 2018, 12:37 am

    Sorry, forgot to enter name.