Medical Council of India (MCI) Cancels License of Dr. Ketan Desai: PBT Brings Down the Scam-tainted Ex-head of Indian Medicine

In one of the biggest achievements of PBT’s fight against corruption in healthcare, the Medical Council of India (MCI), highest regulatory body for practice of medicine, has suspended Dr. Ketan Desai’s license to practice medicine with immediate effect.  Dr. Desai has also been barred from appearing in any medical conference as a doctor.  While Dr. …

MCI has held Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee and Dr. Baidyanath Halder guilty for causing Anuradha’s death

MCI has already held Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee and Dr. Baidyanath Halder guilty for causing Anuradha’s death.  The third principal accused doctor, Dr. Abani Roychowdhury, was also found negligent by the MCI but since he passed away last year while this appeal was pending before the MCI, his name was removed from the list of parties.   …

Watch Tower: Should doctors resort to strikes?

Resident physicians in several hospitals in Jodhpur, Rajasthan started an indefinite “doctors’ strike” to protest alleged lathi-charge by the police. The regular services in government hospitals were paralyzed bringing endless miseries for the innocent patients, mostly from the impoverished section of the society who cannot afford the expensive treatment in private hospitals. And after almost …

PIL filed against the Rural Health Regulatory Authority Bill

Days after state health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra went ahead with the Rural Health Regulatory Authority Bill, a PIL was filed in Calcutta high court, challenging it. The Bill allows candidates to pursue and complete a three-year course in medicine and practise in rural areas as rural health practitioners. Despite reservations from several quarters, including …

PBT Intervenes in CBI bribery case against Dr. Ketan Desai: Demands immediate removal of Desai from the MCI

PBT has moved to intervene the CBI case against MCI president Dr. Ketan Desai. Dr. Desai was arrested last month by the CBI while taking Rs. 2 crores bribes allegedly to grant recognition of Gian Sagar Medical College, a private medical college in Patiala. PBT intervenes in the CBI case against Dr. Desai and opposed …

SC Admits a Major Case Against Negligent AP Doctors: Long-time PBT Supporter Argues His Own Case

The Supreme Court today has admitted a major case against “medical negligence” as well as against a devious move by the Medical Council of India (MCI) while staying simultaneous proceedings in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Dr. K. Srikar Reddy, a diplomat and physician as well as long time PBT supporter, argued his own case …

Anuradha Saha Death Case hearing at the National Consumers’ Forum on Nov. 24, 2009

Although the Supreme Court of India has already found four top Kolkata doctors (Sukumar Mukherjee, Baidyanath Halder, Abani Roychowdhury and Balaram Prasad) and AMRI-Apollo Hospital guilty for causing Anuradha Saha’s death in a historic judgment on August 7, 2009, the Apex Court sent back the case back to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) …

Corruption in Judiciary

The Ex-chief Justice of India (CJI), KN Singh, must be applauded for his candid admission that Indian judiciary is not free from corruption. Despite impressive achievement in technology and science in the recent years, independent international studies have shown that India is still one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Although the Supreme …

Striking doctors violating their Hippocratic Oath: PBT

Junior doctors in Patna have started an indefinite “doctors’ strike” demanding a higher scale of payment for their service causing death of numerous innocent patients. While the members of the medical profession joining a “strike” to settle their personal demand against the government and in the process, disrupting the entire hospital function putting the lives …