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Maharashtra Medical Council Suspends License Of 7 Doctors for 5-year and Another 50 Doctors for 1-year For Using Fake Post-graduate Degrees: PBT Welcomes Unprecedented Move By A State Medical Council

In a unparalleled move in the annals of medical council history in India, Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has suspended medical registration of 7 medical specialists for an unprecedented 5-year period while another 50 doctors’ registrations were suspended for 1 year each – all for using fake certificates with post-graduate diplomas from the College of Physicians & Surgeons (CPS). The lesser sentence of 1 year suspension was given to 50 doctors for committing the same offense because these doctors pleaded guilty for being involved with the fraud and also submitted written apologies to the medical council, according to published report. It is also reported that some of these doctors have confessed that they paid several lakhs of rupees to obtain the fake CPS certificates even after failing the medical examination. Many doctors across India have been using fake certificates and degrees to entice the unsuspecting patients. Some of these unscrupulous medicos also use bogus degrees after their names allegedly obtained from top Western Countries like USA and UK. Government has remained largely blind to such broad daylight criminal activities by otherwise registered medical practitioners. State medical councils and MCI also remained absolutely silent to these medical atrocities until today when MMC has taken this truly remarkable disciplinary measures against medical corruption. We salute the courageous doctor-members of MMC for their bold and honest stance and hope other medical councils will soon follow their footsteps for the sake of the vulnerable patients and to improve the sagging doctor-patient relationship in India.

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  • Somenath chakraborty July 29, 2018, 11:27 pm

    IT’s really great move, we all appreciate this, this may be continue,without any political pressure, other state must follow the model Maharasthra., and save our live

  • Saileswar Chakrabarti July 30, 2018, 10:09 am

    This is an exemplary step taken by MMC which should be widely circulated for other State Medical Councils in other states to follow. But it would have been better had those doctors’ licenses been suspended for life. Dishonest people should under no circumstances be allowed to play with the lives of people in the country.

  • Ganesh Mandal July 30, 2018, 11:45 am

    It is a good start by Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC). Every state medical council should try to find out those kind of doctors with fake certificates and finish them like MMC. Thanks to MMC for their courageous steps. Thanks to also PBT to circulate this kind of special news.

  • Kiran July 31, 2018, 4:10 am

    Great move by Maharashtra Medical Council.. Many such doctors are practicing with fake degrees from Nepal University which is not recognized by MCI, posing as specialists.

  • Parag August 2, 2018, 9:25 pm

    Excellent news! A lot of credit also goes to organization’s like PBT and people like Dr Kunal Saha for relentlessly fighting against medical negligence and ensuring that appropriate authorities take notice.

    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: