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MCI Blatantly Violates It’s Own Rule To Investigate Negligent Doctors: Asks Victims To Find Out Personal Phone Numbers of Accused Doctors After Remaining Silent For Over One Year

In regard to the investigation of complaints against Section 8.4 of Medical Council of India (MCI) “Code of Ethics & Regulations, 2002” has unequivocally stated, “Decision on complaint against delinquent physician shall be taken within a time limit of 6 months”. While most complaints of ethical misdeeds or medical negligence against doctors are dismissed by …

Bengal Health Commission Gives Permission To Private Hospitals To Throw Out Sick Patients If They Are Unable To Pay Medical Bills Within 12 Hours After Admission: PBT Sends Notice Demanding Repeal Of This Unconstitutional And Anti-Patient Rule

The West Bengal Clinical Establishments Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) issued an advisory directing that although private hospitals may not refuse admission of COVID-19 or other patients even if they are unable to pay required hospital costs at the time of admission, hospitals have a right to discharge and send shift the ailing patients away if they …

The Most Unethical Doctor As Found By Supreme Court Is Selected By Mamata Banerjee’s Govt. To Investigate Alleged “Unethical” Activities By Private Doctors and Hospitals

Veteran doctor Sukumar Mukherjee, the most notorious physician who was found guilty by the Apex Court of India not only for medical negligence but also for gross unethical behavior in the well-known Anuradha Saha wrongful death case, has been selected by the West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission to head an 8-member doctors’ Committee to probe …

COVID-19 Pandemic: ICMR Denies Responsibility for “Informed Consent” and Patients Suffered or Died From Side-effects of Unproven Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Treatment

Despite most international medical studies found absolutely no evidence in support of using anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID-19, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), top governmental organization to frame guidelines to fight the ongoing COVID pandemic in India, recommended that HCQ may be used to combat COVID-19 based on anecdotal evidence. The World …

SC Passes Historic Order to All State Governments for Closer Review of Treatment and Dignified Handling of Dead Bodies of COVID-19 Patients: PBT Submits Memorandum to Health Secretaries Seeking Urgent Compliance of Apex Court’s Direction

Supreme Court of India suo motu started a public interest litigation (PIL) on the clinical management of COVID-19 patients and disposal of dead bodies after watching disturbing news of horrific conditions of COVID-hospitals from the media at large (W.P. Civil No. 7/2020; In Re: Proper Treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of dead bodies …

Supreme Court Suo Motu Takes On Abysmal Condition Of COVID-19 Patients: PBT Sends Urgent Appeal To All State Health Secretaries Seeking Immediate Compliance Of Apex Court’s Directions

Supreme Court of India took up a public interest litigation (PIL) last month on it’s own motion (Suo Motu) citing the pitiful condition of COVID-19 patients who are being treated as per ICMR guidelines with little or no accountability. The Apex Court made scathing criticism of the present situation and issued notices to the central …

PBT Sends Notice To ICMR Demanding Explanation For Use Of Unproven Hydroxychloroquine Therapy In COVID-19 Patients As Ordered By Supreme Court More Than 2 Months Ago

While disposing of the writ petition (PIL) filed by PBT challenging the “off-label” and unscientific use of anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), in COVID-19 patients, Hon’ble Apex Court passed an order on 30th April, 2020 directing the Solicitor General that the issues in this PIL may be placed before ICMR and ICMR should consider the points …

Medical Council in UK Suspends License of Doctor For Calling COVID-19 A “Hoax”: What About Medical Regulators In India?

The General Medical Council (GMC), central regulator for medical practice in United Kingdom (UK), has decided indefinite suspension of medical registration of a Pakistan-based surgeon, Mohammad Iqbal Adil, pending full investigation for dubbing the global COVID-19 pandemic as a “hoax”, reported today by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) (see below). The COVID-19 pandemic that has …

UK Stops Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) For Treatment Against COVID-19, Calling HCQ Is “Useless” As India Continues Widespread Use of HCQ To Combat COVID-19

An ongoing randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) to test the role of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 was prematurely halted by the British scientists by calling it “Useless” as they found no evidence of any positive effects of this anti-malarial drug against the coronavirus (see below). The US Food and Drug …

Observe “Rogi Divas” (Patients’ Day) On May 28 In Demand Of Justice For All Victims Of Medical Negligence

“Rogi Divas” (“Patients’ Day”) will be observed, like previous years, to commemorate the death of all victims of medical negligence including the death of Anuradha Saha (who died on May 28, 1998 due to gross medical negligence by several top Kolkata doctors) and to empower the Indian patients and their families who have been suffering …

New Clinical Studies In British Medical Journal (BMJ) Find No Benefit From Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) In COVID-19 Patients At Different Stages Of Disease

Two separate studies published in the latest issue of the top international medical journal, British Medical Journal (BMJ), finds that there is absolutely no benefit for COVID-19 patients in different stages of the disease who are treated with the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). While a large study from China with patients with mild to moderate …

ICMR Makes Shocking Claim That COVID-19 Patients Have Given “Implied Consent” To Be Treated With Experimental Drug, Hydroxychloroquine, That Can Cause Heart Failure And Sudden Death

In response to PBT’s PIL and direction from the Supreme Court of India about “off-label” use of unproven anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and antibiotic Azithromycin (AZM), assistant director of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), highest authority to regulate treatment of COVID-19 in India, sent a letter dated 16th May, 2020 to answer PBT’s …

Defective COVID-19 Test Kits: World Bank Sends PBT’s Complaint To ICMR For Investigation

It was widely reported last month that large number defective kits from China to test COVID-19 were supplied to many laboratories in West Bengal and other states by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) producing many “false negative” results to detect the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. False negative test results not only give false low number of …

Doctor Found Guilty For “Dog Dialysis” In Premier Government Hospital Is Chosen For Top Position To Combat COVID-19 By Mamata Banerjee’s Government: PBT Appeals To The Governor

Dr. Pradip Kumar Mitra, retired director of Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER) and SSKM Hospital, premier state-run super-speciality medical center in Kolkata, was recalled this week and posted as the chief “Coordinator” for the Management and Containment of COVID-19 Pandemic (MCCP) by West Bengal government. Dr. Mitra has a grossly tainted background …

Member of Mamata Banerjee’s COVID-19 “Global Advisory Board” was Arrested by New York Police On Criminal Sexual Harassment Charges: Dr. Thomas Thomas Frieden Pleaded Guilty In 2019 to Avoid Jail

As controversy erupted with selection of a convicted physician, Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, to the “Global Advisory Board” (GAB) to frame medical plans for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in West Bengal, a second member of the elite GAB, a US-based physician, Thomas Frieden, is also reported to have an equally checkered past. Dr. Frieden was arrested …

PBT’s PIL in SC Against Reckless Use of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: Apex Court Asks Solicitor General to Bring It to ICMR

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha appeared “in person” through “live” videoconferencing from USA to argue before a 3-judge Supreme Court bench of Justices R.V. Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai in the PIL filed by PBT seeking changes to the widespread recommended “treatment guidelines” for use of unapproved anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and broad-spectrum …

Indian Authority Remains Silent About FDA’s Warnings Against Widespread Use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) In COVID-19 Patients: British Medical Journal (BMJ) Publishes Urgent Plea From PBT President As a “Rapid Response”

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) today published online a “Rapid Response” written by PBT president and USA-based HIV/AIDS scientist, Dr. Kunal Saha, in regard to the rampant use of anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), in treatment of COVID-19 patients in India (see below, also available at the link: https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1432/rapid-responses). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

FDA Issues Warnings For Serious Side-effects and Death in COVID-19 Patients Treated With Hydroxychloroquine: PBT Writes To ICMR and Health Ministry For Immediate Action

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in USA issued a stark warning today on the use of anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), either alone or in combination with Azithromycin (AZM), in the treatment of COVID-19 patients despite president Trump’s vociferous promotion of HCQ (see FDA release below). PBT already lodged a writ petition (PIL) in the Supreme …

New Study Finds “Increased Overall Mortality” Associated With COVID-19 Patients Treated With Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and No Benefit In Patients Treated With HCQ and Azithromycin (AZM): PBT Submits Urgent Appeal to Stop Widespread Use of HCQ and AZM In COVID-19

A multi-center study with 368 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in VA hospitals across US was released today underscoring the serious risks involved for “off-label” use of anti-malarial, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and/or broad-spectrum antibiotic, Azithromycin (AZM) in the treatment for COVID-19 patients. The online release of this study found no evidence of any benefit for using HCQ and …

Treatment of COVID-19 Patients by “Off-label” Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin Raises Serious Concerns for Cardiovascular Side-effects: PBT Files Urgent PIL in SC Seeking Safety Changes and “Informed Consent”

Treatment guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFQW) have recommended “off-label” use of highly controversial and unproven combination therapy with an anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and broad-spectrum antibiotic, Azithromycin (AZM) for seriously ill ICU-bound COVID-19 patients. Serious warnings were issued last week through an urgent joint bulletin by American Heart Association (AHA), …

Supreme Court Held a Doctor as “Reckless” and “Unbecoming As a Doctor”, Mamata Banerjee Calls the Same Doctor as “Global Best” and Selects Him To Combat COVID-19 Pandemic In West Bengal

Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee is known all over India as the worst negligent physician against whom highest ever compensation (Rs. 11.5 crore) in Indian medical history was awarded by Supreme Court of India for causing death of Anuradha Saha, wife of PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha. While awarding the highest compensation in 2013, Apex Court also …

American Medical Association (AMA) Warns Against Chloroquine In COVID-19 as It Can Cause Serious Side-effects Including Death As Trump and Indian Government Promote These Drugs: PBT Writes To ICMR Against Prophylactice Use of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

As US president Donald Trump on a wild run openly promoting widespread use of anti-malarial drugs, Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine, to combat COVID-19 without any scientific evidence and against the advice of top researchers at Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute of Health (NIH), Indian government has gone a step further as Indian Council …

Coronavirus Threats: Know the Myths and Sciences from Center for Disease Control (CDC)

In view of the looming threats from the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) for our community, wild rumors and myths are spreading across the regular and social media many of which are absolutely without any scientific basis. Best medical information in this regard can be viewed at the website of US Center for Disease Control (WWW.CDC.GOV). …

Nirmal Maji, W.B. Medical Council President And Powerful Trinomool Minister Skips Court To Face Criminal Charges Due To “Knee Problems”

Dr. Nirmal Maji, a powerful minister in Mamata Banerjee government and sitting president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) did not appear before the Special Court (for MLAs/MPs) in Barasat, Kolkata to face criminal charges in two separate cases as his lawyers claimed that Dr. Maji was too ill with “knee problems”. The two cases …

West Bengal Bar Council Must Investigate Advocates Involved In “Lawyers’ Strike”: Calcutta HC Passes Major Judgment In Response to PIL Filed by PBT

In a historic decision passed by the division bench president by the chief justice in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha, Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal Bar Council (WBBC) to investigate the complaint lodged by Dr. Saha and to take appropriate disciplinary action against …

Healers or Predators? Analysis of the Ailing Indian Healthcare and Medical Education Systems

Last year, Oxford University Press published a book “Healers or Predators?”, a compilation of insightful articles by prominent medical personalities and social activists. A review of this book was published this week focusing on several critical areas of Indian healthcare delivery system that must be reformed for any improvement of the falling standard of medical …

Doctors’ Strike: Supreme Court Issues Notice Against IMA In “Contempt” Petition Filed By PBT

In a major development that may have far-reaching impact on the disruption of hospital services through frequent calls for “doctors’ strike” by Indian Medical Association (IMA) and other influential medical groups, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mr. S.A. Bobde in Supreme Court of India admitted a “Contempt” petition and issued notices against the …

Rs. 20 Crore Demanded from Family of a Victim of Medical Negligence by Doctors of Apollo Gleneagles Hospital for Posting on Facebook

Ashwani Diwan and his family were devastated when his 61-year old father was declared dead last December by doctors at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata after several months of hope for a recovery and a whopping more than Rs. 60 lakh hospital bill. There were numerous evidences of negligent and unethical treatment by the Apollo …

Dog Dialysis at Top Government Hospital in Kolkata Under Influence From Vice-chancellor of Health University and Medical Council President: MCI Holds Three Doctors Guilty But Merely Issues a Warning

Dr. Nirmal Maji, powerful minister of the ruling Trinomul-Congress party and president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) along with Dr. Rajendra Pandey (sitting vice-chancellor of Health University in West Bangla) and Dr. Pradip Kumar Mitra, ex-Director of Health Services in West Bengal, hatched a sinister plan to perform dialysis of a pet dog putting …

Mess Created By National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019: Victims of Medical Negligence Have No Place To Appeal Against Errant Doctors

The new NMC Act, 2019 was enacted into law last month with publication in the official Gazette as the old Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 was repealed by the government. The Medical Council of India (MCI) was also disbanded as most regular functions of MCI are in limbo including adjudication of appeals (under section 8.8 …

IMA Calls For Another Nation-wide Doctors’ Strike To Protest NMC Bill While “Contempt” Case For Last Month’s “Doctors’ Strike” Pending In Supreme Court

Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called nation-wide “doctors’ strike” on Wednesday (July 31, 2019) in protest of the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill even as a “Contempt” case against the IMA leaders for calling another “strike” last month is pending before the Apex Court. PBT recently filed the “Contempt” against IMA after the medical …

Lawyers In Consumer Court Gang Up Against PBT President Trying Stop Him From Pleading For Victims Of Medical Negligence

For the past several years, PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha, a permanent resident of USA, travels to India every year to appear and argue in consumer courts on behalf of victims of medical negligence who come to PBT to help them find medical justice. Supreme Court of India had already said categorically that non-advocates and …

PBT Files “Contempt” Against IMA In Apex Court For Calling “Doctors’ Strike”

Outlook (July 10, 2019)A new contempt of court petition was filed by PBT against the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Ministry of Health for the nation-wide doctors’ strike last month (see news below). Doctors went on a nation-wide strike on 17th June, 2019 to express solidarity to the Kolkata doctors who were continuing strike to …

Mamata Banerjee Rewards “Dr. Death” For Public Glorification On “Doctors’ Day”

In a brazen display of shamelessness and gross abuse of power, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hailed the most tainted Indian physician, Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, who was found guilty for gross medical negligence causing death of Anuradha Saha by the Supreme Court of India in the highest-ever malpractice in Indian medicolegal history, and gave him …

Doctors Withdraw Unlawful Strike, But Who Will Pay For The Lives Lost? PBT Plans To File “Contempt” Case In Supreme Court Against IMA

After one week of continuous “doctors’ strike” that virtually crippled entire medical system in West Bengal and across India causing endless pain, suffering and even death of many patients, doctors have finally withdrawing the strike to resume regular hospital services on Tuesday. Following two separate PILs filed by PBT in 2006 and 2012, Supreme Court …

Shame On Bengal Govt. – Mamata Banerjee Selects Biggest Negligent Doctor Who Brought “Great Disrespect to Medical Profession” (Apex Court) as Chief Negotiator to Solve “Doctors’ Strike” as New PIL Filed by PBT

Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal State to file a comprehensive report within 7 days as to what steps the government is taking to end the ongoing “doctors’ strike” in Kolkata that has crippled medical services in hospitals across the state for the past 5 days. The court has also reminded the doctors …

PBT Fights For Medical Negligence Victims: National Consumer Forum Directs Doctors and Top Government Hospital To Pay Rs. 2 Lakh For Willful Non-appearance Before State Consumer Forum

Biplab Pal, 32-year old only son of a poor mother, Bula Pal, died in 2014 from alleged botched gall-bladder surgery at R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata. After the victim’s family came to PBT seeking help, a complaint was lodged before the W.B. State Consumer Forum. Court sent numerous notices to the premier …

PBT Celebrates “Patients’ Day”, Demands Cleansing Of Medical Councils To Ensure Medical Justice

PBT celebrated “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) on Tuesday (May 28) with an open public forum in Kolkata where victims of medical negligence came from distant places to tell their personal unfortunate stories of death and injuries from negligent treatment by doctors and their long struggle to find justice due to the inherent flaws with long …

Celebrate “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 To Establish Rights Of Patients Across India: Join PBT’s Forum In Kolkata

Like previous years, People and victims of “medical negligence” all over India will observe “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) on Tuesday (May 28) in demand of medical justice for all and to establish fundamental rights for every patient. “Patients’ Day” has been observed every year to commemorate death of Anuradha Saha on this day in 1998 …

Are Law-breakers Becoming Law-makers? PBT Lodges Complaint With Election Commission Against Major Political Parties Fielding Candidates With Criminal Background In Violation Of Supreme Court’s Direction

According to Bloomberg news, at least 20% of candidates from all political parties running in this year’s election in India are either convicted or facing serious criminal charges including murder, rape and extortion. In a recent landmark judgment, a 5-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India has passed categorical direction that for any …

Not Providing Medical Records Within 3 days Is “Deficiency In Service”: Maharashtra Consumer Court Declares, Awards Rs. 19 Lakh Compensation Against Two Mumbai Hospitals/Doctors For Death Following Surgery For “Cervical Spondylitis”

Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (MCDRC) has held Maruti Nursing Home, Platinum Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai and 4 doctors including Dr. Mihirgiril Goswami, Dr. Asafaque Dolare (Physician) and Dr. Satyen Mehta (Spine Surgeon) guilty for ethical violation and medical negligence causing death of 48-year old Mrs. Kamini Barkur following a botched surgery that eventually …

Lawyers Heckle and Prevent PBT’s Representative To Attend PIL Against “Lawyers’ Strike” In Calcutta High Court

Last week, Calcutta High Court division bench of Chief Justice and Justice Arijit Banerjee tagged PBT’s public interest litigation (PIL) against lawyers’ strike with a pending case initiated by advocate groups against alleged police atrocity in a court in Howrah and fixed both cases for hearing on Wednesday (May 8). The entire court system in …

Courts Across West Bengal Crippled Under Indefinite Cease-Work By Advocates To Protest Police Atrocity: High Court Takes PBT’s PIL Against “Lawyers’ Strike”, Tags With Lawyers’ Case And Fixed For Joint Hearing On May 8, 2019

The entire justice delivery system in High Court and lower courts across West Bengal remains virtually closed bringing the hapless justice-seekers endless miseries as advocates continue an indefinite “cease-work” in protest of alleged attack by police in a court in Howrah more than two weeks ago. Many ongoing cases filed PBT including several public interest …

“Doctors’ Strike”: High Court Recommends Disciplinary Action Against Striking Doctors

A division bench presided by Calcutta High Court Chief Justice T.B. Radhakrishnan has declared that Medical Council of India (MCI) and state medical councils (SMCs) must take appropriate disciplinary action if a complaint is lodged against any doctor associated with “doctors’ strike”. Supreme Court of India previously said that doctors have no right to go …

PBT Files New PIL Seeking Ban Against Printing Of CM, Mamata Banerjee’s Picture In Advertisements Paid By The State Government

A new public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in Calcutta High Court seeking ban on publishing any picture of Mamata Banerjee, Bengal chief minister or any other minister in paid government advertisements as Supreme Court of India had previously directed that except for the President and Prime Minister, no advertisements by the government may publish …

Indian Medical Association (IMA) Glorify and Cozy-Up with Disgraced Ex-MCI President Dr. Ketan Desai: How Long Rest of the “Good” Doctors Will Remain Silent?

Anyone browsing through the IMA website today will come across on their home page (www.ima-india.org) an enormous picture of the newly elected IMA president and Trinomul-congress Rajya Sabha member, Dr. Santanu Sen standing close next to a smiling ex-MCI president and biggest medical mafia in Indian medicine (as dubbed by India Today), Dr. Ketan Desai …

PBT President As “Role Model” In British Medical Journal (BMJ) For His Endless Battle Against Medical Corruption

British Medical Journal (BMJ), one of the premier international medical journals in the world, just published an article holding PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, as “Role Model” for his long-drawn selfless fight against medical negligence and pervasive healthcare corruption in India (see article below). As BMJ has reported, the relentless battle against medical corruption in …

High Court Issues Show-cause Notice for “Contempt” Against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC)

Calcutta High Court Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty issued show-cause notice on Friday (Jan. 18) against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) Registrar and Returning Officer, Mr. Manas Chakraborty, in response to a contempt of court petition filed by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, for disobeying court’s earlier order (see report in Statesman below). In August 2018, HC …

Bengal Medical Council President and Trinomul-Congress Minister, Dr. Nirmal Maji, Surrenders Before Special Court, Charged For Personal Use Of Council Fund, Released On Bail

Dr. Nirmal Maji, president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) and a prominent political-medical leader in West Bengal who was recently promoted by Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to be the state minister of labor, surrendered on Tuesday (Jan. 8) before the Special Judge (for MLAs/MPs), Mr. Somnath Chakraborty, charged with serious criminal allegations under Indian …

PBT’s 18th Anniversary On 30th December, Call To Join Big Public Rally Against Corruption In Medical Council On 31st December In Kolkata

Eighteenth anniversary of PBT will be celebrated at 3 PM on Sunday (December 30) at Rotary Sadan in Kolkata (next to Nehru Children’s Museum) where victims of alleged medical negligence will tell their stories of maltreatment and struggle for getting medical justice. An open discussion will be held by distinguished guests along with PBT president, …

Dr. Nirmal Maji, W.B. Medical Council President Facing Serious Criminal Charges For Money Laundering Is Promoted To Be State Minister Of Labor: PBT Submits Memorandum To Chief Minister For Immediate Removal

Controversial medical leader, Dr. Nirmal Maji, a sitting MLA for the ruling TMC party and president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC), was recently elevated to the post of State Minister in the Department of Labor by Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee. Over the years, Dr. Maji has been center of numerous controversies including using his …

Lawyers Threaten PBT President Inside Consumer Court For Helping Victims of Medical Negligence: Complaint Lodged With Police

In a shocking and unbelievable development, a large group of advocates harassed PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha and threatened him with dire consequences if he does not stop from arguing cases on behalf of victims of medical negligence. Ever since Dr. Saha personally argued and won a historic verdict and highest-ever compensation from Supreme Court …

Special Court For MPs/MLAs Issues Notice Against West Bengal Medical Council President And Trinomul-Congress MLA On Serious Criminal Charges Including IPC Section 409 (“criminal breach of trust”) for Extortion of Public Funds

In a major development in our battle against corruption, judge in a Special Court in Barasat for MPs/MLAs took cognizance of several serious criminal charges including “criminal breach of trust by public servant” (IPC Section 409) and “forgery” (IPC Section 463) against Dr. Nirmal Maji, influential MLA of the ruling TMC party and president of …

CBI Blatantly Distorts RTI Act To Refuse Information About Corruption Charges Against Dr. Ketan Desai: Is BJP Government Trying To Shield Desai And His Cronies?

The CBI Court in Patiala House, New Delhi recently dropped all criminal charges against ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, after CBI lawyers submitted that “sanction” (under Section 197 CrPC) to prosecute Dr. Desai was denied by the Gujarat government. As well known across India, Desai was caught red-handed by CBI in 2010 allegedly for taking …

MCI Fiasco: Endless Miseries For Victims Traveling To Delhi To Attend Hearing Of Their Complaints Only To Find Closed MCI Doors

Medical Council of India (MCI) was dissolved last month and replaced with a selected group of 7 members Board of Governors (BOG) headed by Dr. Vinod K. Paul allegedly to stop corruption and to pave the way for the proposed National Health Commission (NMC) Bill. But nothing really has changed since BOG has taken over …

MCI Abruptly Dissolved Days After 8-Year Old Corruption And Bribery Case Against Dr. Ketan Desai Is Dropped By CBI On Flimsy Ground Of “Sanction”: Is Our Government Trying To Fight Or Breed More Corruption?

Over the short period of less than a month, two shocking incidences took place in Indian medical jurisprudence that may or may not be linked with each other but that will certainly have major implications in spread of medical education and healthcare delivery system across the nation. In the first incidence which surprisingly remained unreported …

West Bengal Medical Council President and Trinomul-Congress MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji, Will Stand Trial On December 1 For “Criminal Conspiracy” (IPC Section 120b) And “Criminal Defamation” (IPC Section 501)

A Judge in the “Special Court” in Barasat, West Bengal created for delivery of expedited justice for criminal complaints pending against corrupt and unscrupulous MLAs and MPs issued charge-sheet under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 120b (criminal conspiracy) and Section 500/501 (criminal defamation) against Dr. Nirmal Maji, sitting West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president and …

Court In England Cancels License Of Indian Doctor For Medical Negligence In India As Indian Medical Council Remains Silent After 4 Years

In a remarkable demonstration of delivery of medical justice, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), highest legal tribunal to adjudicate complaints of medical and ethical violations against doctors practicing in United Kingdom (UK), has held Dr. Pantula Sastry, an Indian cancer specialist, guilty for professional misconduct and permanently canceled his practicing license in UK for causing …

Rs. 20 Lakh Awarded For Botched Gallbladder Surgery Awarded By W.B. State Commission: PBT President Successfully Argues On Behalf Poor Victim’s Family

West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (WBSCDRC) in Kolkata passed a major judgment this week holding a general surgeon and local nursing home in West Midnapore, about 150 km from Kolkata, guilty for medical negligence and slapped a compensation of Rs. 20 lakh against the doctor and hospital. Banamali Samanta, a 62-year old poor …

Criminal Charges for “Breach of Trust” and “Corruption” Against W.B. Medical Council President and Trinomul-Congress MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji, For Using Public Funds For Personal Legal Defense

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) at Bidhannagar Court, Kolkata admitted as a “pre-cognizance” stage, a new criminal complaint lodged by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president and sitting MLA of the ruling Trinomul-Congress (TMC) party, Dr. Nirmal Maji, with serious allegations for embezzlement of public money from the state …

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 …

Calcutta HC Rebukes WB Medical Council, Orders To Add PBT President In Ballot For Ongoing Council Election

On Monday (July 23), West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) received a major blow as Calcutta High Court Justice Mr. Tapabrata Chakraborty quashed the order passed by the medical council rejecting the nomination of PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, to participate in the ongoing council election. Although Dr. Saha’s PIL in 2012 was instrumental to hold …

Bengal Medical Council Rejects Dr. Kunal Saha’s Nomination Paper To Contest In Council Election On Ground of “Style” Of Name: Writ Petition Filed Seeking Stay Of Election

PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha filed a writ petition in Calcutta High Court today challenging the decision by the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) to reject Dr. Saha’s nomination paper to contest in the upcoming council election on the ground that he did not put his name in the proper “style” as “Saha Kunal” as …

Supreme Court Grants “Leave” To PBT For Asking Calcutta High Court To Remove Demand For Rs. 10 lakh Advance Deposit For Hearing PIL To Exhume Body Of Victim Of Medical Negligence: Supreme Court Tells PBT

While hearing PBT’s challenge to recent direction by Calcutta High Court to deposit Rs. 10 lakh as a pre-condition for hearing PIL seeking exhumation and postmortem of a 6-month old baby-girl victim of alleged medical negligence, 3-judge bench of Supreme Court presided by chief justice Mr. Dipak Mishra granted “leave” to approach the same Calcutta …

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 …

PBT Files SLP In Supreme Court Challenging Calcutta HC Order Of Rs. 10 Lakh Advance-deposit Before Hearing PIL

PBT has filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the Calcutta High Court interim order passed two weeks ago. The Calcutta High Court directed that PBT must put an advance deposit of Rs. 10 lakh before the court may hear a public interest litigation (PIL) in which PBT had sought court’s …

Calcutta High Court Demands Rs. 10 Lakh Advanced Deposit Before Hearing Of PIL To Decide “Maintainability”: Shocking Signal To All NGOs Fighting For Social Justice

In an unprecedented and shocking blow to all registered humanitarian organizations (NGOs) that are working to help ordinary people of India find social justice through public interest litigations (PILs), Calcutta High Court (HC) passed an unprecedented order directing PBT to make a hefty advance deposit of Rs. 10 lakh even before hearing to decide whether …

Question In M.D. Exam Asks About Violence Against Doctors And Its Solutions – Will The Answer Include Lack Of Public Trust And Failure Of Medical Councils To Take Action Against Negligent Doctors?

In the written exam held earlier this month at the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow for doctors in the program for obtaining post-graduate degree in medicine (M.D.), a question simply asked, “Write briefly on violence against doctors: Causes, effects and solution“. A valid point may be raised whether this question at all belongs in …

PBT’s PIL To Help Victim: Calcutta HC Wants Rs. 10 Lakh Deposit Before Allowing Exhumation And Post-mortem Of A 6-month Old Victim Of Alleged Medical Negligence

In a stunning development during hearing of a PIL filed by PBT seeking court’s permission to exhume the body of 6-month old baby and perform post-mortem to help in search of justice, Calcutta High Court division bench presided by the chief justice said that they may allow the writ petition provided PBT makes an advance …

PBT Sends Contempt Notice To Police For Remaining Silent After Court Ordered To Initiate Criminal Investigation Against Deregistered Doctor And Apollo Clinic In Kolkata

PBT sent a legal notice today to the Bidhan Nagar (North) police station demanding immediate registration of FIR to initiate criminal investigation against one Dr. Barun Chakraborty, a gynecologist and Apollo Clinic in Kolkata where Dr. Chakraborty continued treating patients even after his medical registration was suspended by the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC). Suspension …

West Bengal Medical Council Pays Rs. 45,740/- Legal Expenses To Defend It’s President, Dr. Nirmal Maji, In Personal Criminal Case Against Him

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, lodged a private complaint case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 120b (“criminal conspiracy”) and section 500/501 (“criminal defamation”) against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president and a sitting MLA for the ruling TMC party, Dr. Nirmal Maji, for his verbal abusive and defamatory attack after Dr. Saha criticized the …

Patients’ Day (“Rogi Divas”): PBT Demands Speedy Justice In All Cases Involving “Medical Negligence”

Patients’ Day (“Rogi Divas“) was celebrated yesterday (May 28) to spread awareness about patients’ rights and to assure medical justice for all victims of medical negligence. Victims medical malpractice from distant places gathered in Kolkata to tell their stories and show solidarity in search of justice for their loved ones who have fallen prey to …

Dialysis Of Pet Dog Of West Bengal Medical Council President At Premier Government Hospital For Humans: PBT Appeals To MCI For Immediate Cancellation Of Medical Registration

Dr. Nirmal Maji, sitting president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) and MLA of the ruling TMC party in West Bengal, was involved in hatching an unprecedented and dangerous plan to perform dialysis of his pet dog using the machine at the SSKM Hospital, a premier tertiary-care government medical center in Kolkata where countless innocent …

PBT Wins Case Against Police Inaction: Magistrate Directs to Register FIR For Alleged Fraud and Cheating by Apollo Clinics and Deregistered Doctor

In an unprecedented development against wide-spread police inaction to lodge FIR or to initiate criminal investigation of powerful private hospitals/doctors for alleged cheating, fraud or criminal conspiracy, Court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) in Salt Lake, Kolkata allowed PBT’s appeal against police inaction and directed police at the Bidhan Nagar (North) Police Station …

Doctor With Suspended Registration Continues Practice At Apollo Gleneagles Hospital In Kolkata: PBT Lodges Complaint Against Police Inaction

West Bengal Medical Council suspended practicing license of a urologist, Dr. Vinay Mahendra, for a period of two years starting last November for medical negligence. Even MCI website has been showing Dr. Mahendra’s suspended registration status in the Indian Medical Register. But all this was no problem for Dr. Mahendra as he continues to treat …

Calcutta HC Admits PBT’s Writ Petition Against W.B. Information Commission For Refusing To Disclose Information (Under RTI Act) Regarding Powerful Political Leader Who Avoided Staying In Jail Using Alleged False Medical Certificate

Justice Mr. Shekhar Saraf at Calcutta HC has passed a historic order today and admitted PBT’s challenge (vide W.P. No. 124/2018) against the State Information Commission for not allowing an RTI application seeking information from SSKM Hospital about medical records of top leader of the ruling Trinomul party, Mr. Madan Mitra, who avoided staying in …

Calcutta High Court Issues Contempt Notice Against W.B. Medical Council President and Registrar

Division bench of Chief Justice Mr. Jyotirmay Bhattacharyya and Justice Mr. Arijit Banerjee at Calcutta High Court issued notice today on a Contempt of court petition filed by PBT against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president, Dr. Nirmal Maji and registrar, Mr. Manas Chakraborty for their failure to comply with a previous order passed by …

Mamata Banerjee Promises Bengal Doctors Harsher Treatment of Unruly Behavior by Relatives of Victims of “Medical Negligence”: PBT Submits Memorandum Asking Compassion For Patient’s Family

Leaders of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and other medical groups met with Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee today with a list of demands including increased security and harsher punishment for any unruly behavior or attacks on doctors on part of anybody who may lose momentary control after witnessing death of their loved one due to …

Month-long Lawyers’ Strike Cripples Calcutta High Court: PBT Lodges Complaint With Bar Council Seeking Disciplinary Action Against Bar Association Leaders

The Calcutta High Court has remained virtually non-functional for the past almost one month due to a strike called by the High Court Bar Association in demand of appointment of more judges in the vacant positions. While the point that all positions of judges in the highest court in the state should be filled to …

SC’s Historic Judgment On “Passive Euthanasia” Puts Awesome Responsibility On Doctors

Supreme Court of India has passed a landmark judgment legalizing “passive euthanasia” or “living will” so that life-support may be removed from permanently unconscious or terminally ill patients who are suffering from painful incurable diseases like end stage cancer or AIDS to let me die in a quick and dignified way. The concept of “living …

West Bengal Medical Council President and Trinomul MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji, Surrenders In Court and Released on Bail Facing Charges for “Criminal Conspiracy” and “Criminal Defamation” For Making Baseless Comments Against PBT

West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) President and Trinoomul MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji, surrendered today before the court of Ld. Metropolotian Magistrate, Mr. Debashis Panja, in Bankshall Court (Case No. CNS/415/17; Dr. Kunal Saha vs. Dr. Nirmal Maji & Anr.) to face criminal charges filed against him under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 120b (“criminal conspiracy”), …

“Contempt” Case Filed Against W.B. Medical Council President And Registrar

A new contempt of court petition was filed in Calcutta High Court against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president, Dr. Nirmal Maji and Registrar for violating court’s previous order passed in response to PBT’s public interest litigation (PIL) against “doctors’ strike”. On January 5, Calcutta HC division bench presided by the acting chief justice passed …

Criminal Court In Kolkata Issues Summons Under IPC Sections 120b, 500 and 501 Against W.B. Medical Council President

Ld. Magistrate in Bankshall Criminal Court in Kolkata examined two witnesses and issued processes under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 120b (“criminal conspiracy”), 500 (“criminal defamation”) and 501 (“printing defamatory matters”) against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president and Trinomul MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji and editor of a newspaper in Kolkata. This historic and unprecedented …

New Witnesses To Testify In Criminal Case Against W.B. Medical Council President, Dr. Nirmal Maji

Bankshall Court in Kolkata took cognizance of a criminal case filed by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha under IPC Sections 120b (criminal conspiracy), 500 and 501 (criminal defamation) against sitting president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC), Dr. Nirmal Maji. This unprecedented criminal case emerged from an appeal lodged by PBT with the MCI against …

Calcutta HC Hears PIL Via “Live” Videoconferencing From USA For Inclusion Of Doctor In Health Commission Who Was Found Guilty For Causing Death Of Anuradha Saha

Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal government established a Health Commission last year claiming that the Commission will investigate all complaints of “medical negligence” in a fair and transparent manner. But the senior most medical member selected for this Health Commission is Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, well-known for his role in causing death of Anuradha Saha from gross medical …

PBT President Successfully Argues Medical Negligence Cases Before National Consumer Court On Behalf Of Victims

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, traveled to India and appeared before the National Consumer Forum (NCDRC)last week to argue separate cases of “medical negligence” on behalf of 4 victims who came to PBT seeking justice after losing their loved one from alleged act of medical malpractice. In response to a PIL moved by PBT, Supreme …

Criminal Case Against West Bengal Medical Council President By PBT President: Court Takes Cognizance, Testimony Begins

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, testified before Metropolitian Magistrate, Debashis Panja, yesterday in the Bankshall Criminal Court in Kolkata telling that after PBT lodged a complaint with the MCI against Dr. Nirmal Maji, Trinomul MLA and president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC), for using his political influence to perform his pet dog’s dialysis at …

Rs. 100 Crore Compensation Suit Filed By PBT President Against West Bengal Law Department: Money To Be Donated For Social Improvement And Battle Against Medical Negligence

An unprecedented civil suit was filed last week by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, in Calcutta High Court demanding Rs. 100 crore compensation from the West Bengal government for failure to take any steps against the defamatory statements made by then Justice G.C. De who, while dismissing Anuradha Saha wrongful death case and acquitting all …

PBT To File New Lawsuit Against Ongoing MCI Corruption Shielding Criminally-indicted Ketan Desai And His Cronies

The most notorious medical man in India, Dr. Ketan Desai, was caught red-handed by CBI in April, 2010 allegedly for taking huge bribe from a private medical college in exchange of granting permission to admit MBBS students. Soon thereafter, MCI was dissolved by then Congress government under mounting public pressure and a Board of Governors …

Kunal Saha Sends Legal Notice To W.B. Medical Council President For Making Slanderous Comments That PBT Is “Cheating” People

Lawyer on behalf of PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, sent a legal notice to West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president and Trinomul-Congress MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji demanding a public apology after Dr. Maji made baseless and slanderous comments last week after MCI directed to investigate Dr. Maji and two other doctors for their role in …

MCI Directs Investigation Of W.B. Medical Council President For Dialysis Of A Dog In Top Government Hospital For Human

Medical Council of India (MCI) passed an order directing West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) to investigate complaint lodged by PBT against Dr. Nirmal Maji (WBMC president and MLA who is known to be very close Mamata Banerjee) and two other senior government doctors, for their role in planning dialysis of their pet dog at the …

Medical Corruption Under Political Pressure? – Calcutta HC Orders Information Commission To Dispose Off PBT’s RTI Application About Health Status Of Arrested Trinomul Leader, Madan Mitra

Justice Debansu Basak of Calcutta High Court has directed West Bengal Information Commission (WBIC) to dispose off PBT’s RTI application (Second Appeal seeking medical records of then transport minister, Madan Mitra) as soon as possible and within a period of 4 weeks (see news below). PBT had moved a writ petition after WBIC informed that …

PBT Files Lawsuit In Calcutta HC Seeking Information About Why Mamata Banerjee’s Transport Minister Was Kept In Comfortable Govt. Hospital Cabin Instead Of Jail After CBI Arrested Him In Saradha Chit Fund Scam

PBT filed a new writ petition in Calcutta High Court yesterday against West Bengal Government and top government super-speciality SSKM hospital in Kolkata after they refused to provide any information about why Mr. Madan Mitra, then state transport minister and a close ally of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, was transferred to a comfortable special …

Health Minister, J.P. Nadda, Shares Stage With Disgraced Ketan Desai Who Is Still Awaiting Criminal Trial For Corruption – Where Is Modi’s Promise To Fight Corruption?

In yet another shocking display of how disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, who was caught red-handed by the CBI for taking huge bribe from a private medical college (when Desai was still MCI president), is still holding a firm grip over the healthcare and medical education systems in India – it is reported by …

PBT Does Not Support Attacks On Doctors But Who Is Responsible? Detail Analysis By PBT President

Indian Medical Association (MCI) and other influential doctor-lobbies are making frequent agitations against attacks on doctors or vandalism of hospitals by irate friends and family members of a victim of “medical negligence”. PBT never supports physical attacks on doctors/hospitals because two wrongs cannot make a right. But have the IMA leaders and members of the …

As Criminal Trial For Bribery And Corruption Delays For More Than 7 Years, Disgraced Ex-MCI President, Dr. Ketan Desai, Lectures For Eradication Of Rabies As President Of World Medical Association (WMA)

Dr. Ketan Desai, then president of MCI, was caught red-handed by CBI in April, 2010 for taking a bribe of multi-crore rupees from a private medical college in Punjab and he spent next almost seven months in jail before being released on bail. Soon thereafter, Desai’s medical license was suspended for indefinite period by the …

Legal Notice Sent To Bengal Government Seeking Rs. 100 Crore For Defamation And Vicarious Liability In Anuradha Saha Wrongful Death Case: Entire Money Will Be Donated For Healthcare Improvement And Public Welfare In India

A Legal Notice was sent yesterday by PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha’s advocate to the West Bengal Government under Section 80 of Code of Civil Procedures (CPC), 1908 with a demand of Rs. 100 Crore for “defamation” and “vicarious liability” as the government failed to take any action after a judge in Calcutta High Court …

Tax Men Raids Top IVF Doctor Selling Hope To Infertile Couples And Finds Stacks Of Unaccounted Money

In another shocking development underscoring corruption and accumulation of black money by the hitherto “untouchable” doctors and medical specialists, Income Tax officers raided RSV Hospital, a premier private nursing home in Kolkata that specialized in in vitro fertilization (IVF) with hope for children to the infertile couples at a hefty price. The hospital owner and …

SC: Hospitals Without ICU Should Not Perform Major Surgeries If There Is Chance For Post-operative Risks

In a judgment that may have major implications for surgeries in smaller hospitals and nursing homes, Supreme Court has opined that hospitals/nursing homes without adequate intensive care unit (ICU) facility should not undertake surgical procedures in which there is reasonable chance for serious post-operative complications putting the life of the patient in danger. The Apex …

Doctor Convicted For Anuradha Saha’s Death Is A Member Of Bengal “Health Commission” To Judge Cases Of Medical Negligence: Calcutta HC Grants Live Videoconferencing To Allow Dr. Kunal Saha To Argue “In Person” From USA

Calcutta High Court division bench of acting chief justice Nishita Mhatre and Tapobrata Chakrabarty yesterday allowed application filed by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, granting him permission to argue in person in the PIL filed by Dr. Saha challenging inclusion of disgraced Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee in the newly formed Health Commission (framed under Clinical Establishment …

Mamata Banerjee Submits Affidavit In SC After 5 Years, Claims Doctor Convicted For Anuradha Saha’s Death Was Removed From Post Of “Chief Adviser”

Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, who was found guilty for gross medical negligence causing death of Anuradha Saha by Supreme Court in 2009 that also awarded highest ever compensation of Rs. 11.5 crore in 2013, was chosen as the “chief adviser” for Bengal health department by chief minister Mamata Banerjee against which a writ petition was filed …

Consumer Court Issues Notice to Government Hospital Refusing To Provide Medical Records After Death of Poor a 20-year Old Healthy Mother Dying From “Acute Renal Failure”

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, appeared before division bench of Justice Iswar Chandra Das and Tarapada Gangopadyay in West Bengal Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and argued on behalf of Mr. Prabir Dey, a poor daily laborer whose 20-year old wife Archana Dey died last year at the R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, a top …

PBT Argues For Doctor-Victim Of Medical Negligence: NCDRC Issues Notice Against Kolkata Doctor For Compensation Of Rs. 3.95 Crore

A division bench of Hon’ble Justice Mr. B.C. Gupta and Dr. S.M. Kantikar in the National Consumer Forum (NCDRC) admitted a major complaint of “medical negligence” and issued show cause notice against a private nursing home “Extent Medical & Surgical Center” in Chandannagar near Kolkata for the wrongful death of Ms. Sanchita Khan, US-trained IT …

PBT Holds Public Rally In Demand Of Speedy Justice And Action Against Corruption In Medical Council

Scores of victims of alleged medical negligence gathered in front of RSV Hospital, a prominent city hospital in Tollygaunge, Kolkata yesterday under PBT’s banner and demanded speedy justice in all pending complaints of against doctors/hospitals. Heart-rending stories of gross medical negligence and death of near and dear ones were narrated by many victim’s friends and …

PBT’s Fight For Victim: Notice Issued Against Top Kolkata Hospital For Botched Surgery By Doctor Also Charged With Unlawful “Stem Cell Therapy” But Medical Council Remained Silent For Past 4 Years

Division bench of West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission headed by president Justice Mr. Ishwar Chandra Das issued notice against Belle Vue Clinic, a premier private hospital in Kolkata, and Dr. Niranjan Bhattacharyya for a botched surgery that nearly took the life of wife of Mr. Partha Datta, a retired income tax commissioner. As …

Court Issues Notice Against Woodlands Hospital In Rs. 80 Lakh Negligence Case: PBT President Argues As Hospital Refused To Provide Medical Records Of Dead Patient Until Bills Are Paid In Full

The West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (WBSCDRC) admitted a case of alleged medical negligence and issued notice against Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital in Kolkata for the wrongful death of a 76-year old patient from Birbhum, a rural part of West Bengal about 170 km from Kolkata. Apart from allegations of negligent therapy, the complaint …

Dog’s Dialysis in Premier Government Hospital for Humans: PBT Lodges Appeal With MCI Seeking Cancellation of License of W.B. Medical Council President, Dr. Nirmal Maji

More than two years ago, medical field in West Bengal and across India was rattled with the news that Dr. Nirmal Maji, president of West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC), orchestrated to have hemodialysis of his pet dog done at SSKM Hospital, top super-specialty tertiary care hospital for human patients in Kolkata (see below). The brazenly …

Calcutta HC Admits PIL Against Bengal’s New Health Commission For Inclusion Of Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee Who Was Convicted For Gross Medical Negligence Causing Anuradha Saha’s Death

A new PIL (Writ Petition No. 17057W/2017) filed against the recently formed Health Commission (under W.B. Clinical Establishment Act, 2017) was admitted by the Calcutta High Court division bench of chief justice Ms. Nishita Mhatre and Mr. Tapabrata Chakraborty and tagged with a second PIL (W.P. No. 217/2017) that had already been pending on similar …

PBT To Launch New Center In Mumbai On Saturday (July 1) To Fight “Medical Negligence” and Healthcare Corruption

PBT will launch a new branch in Mumbai to offer help and guidance to the hapless patients in the Mumbai and surrounding area. For this purpose, an open public seminar will be held at Marathi Patrakar Sangh (next to Mumbai Press Club) at Patrakar Bhavan, Mahapalika Marg, Azad Maidan Fort (next to Mumbai Press Club) …

PBT President Argues For A Doctor-victim In Rs. 12 Crore Compensation Claim Against Apollo Hospital: NCDRC Rejects Hospital’s Application For “Inflated Claim”

In a major case of medical negligence with a claim of Rs. 12 crore for wrongful death of a doctor’s husband against Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata, PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha personally appeared on behalf of the victim before the circuit bench of National Consumer Forum (NCDRC) on Tuesday (June 20) and argued against …

PBT Calls For Fast-track Disposal Of All “Medical Negligence” Cases

PBT held an open public seminar on Rogi Divas (“Patients’ Day”) this week where an urgent memorandum was sent to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) president urging him to form a fast-track court for quick disposal of cases involving alleged medical negligence by doctors and hospitals (see news reports below). While acknowledging that …

“Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) On 28th May: A Day To Celebrate Patients’ Rights And To Demand Speedy Medical Justice For All Victims of “Medical Negligence”

PBT calls all conscientious citizens and victims of “medical negligence” across India to observe Rogi Divas (Patients’ Day) on Sunday (May 28). Patients’ Day is to spread better awareness about medical and legal rights of all patients and to establish a timely justice delivery system for all victims of alleged “medical negligence”. While MCI Code …

Lack Of Resources Or Excessive Workload Is No Defense For “Medical Negligence”: British Medical Journal (BMJ) Reports

Leaders of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have frequently claimed that lack of adequate infrastructure and too much workload in Indian hospitals and nursing homes are responsible for doctors committing more mistakes and medical malpractice. Top international medical journal, British Medical Journal (BMJ), has categorically undermined any such notions as BMJ in a report published …

British Medical Journal (BMJ) Reports on Corruption In MCI, Calls For Complete Overhaul of World Medical Association (WMA) For Selecting Disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai as WMA President

In an unprecedented move exposing the deep-rooted corruption inside the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Indian Medical Association (IMA) that seemingly worked together to put Dr. Ketan Desai, perhaps the most notorious and corrupt doctor in Indian medical history, to the coveted post of president of World Medical Association (WMA), an unprecedented editorial published …

Criminal Case For Bribery Against Dr. Ketan Desai Is Delayed Again As Co-accused Takes Foreign Trip

Disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, was caught red-handed by the CBI on 22nd April, 2010 for taking a huge bribe from a private medical college allegedly in exchange of granting MCI recognition to admit MBBS students. Seven years later, criminal trial against Dr. Desai is still delayed on one ground or another as Desai …

Physical Attacks On Doctors And “Doctors’ Strike” – Two Wrongs Can Never Make One Right

Lately, Indian Medical Association (IMA), largest doctors’ club and other doctors’ groups across India have started strong movements by crippling hospital services through “doctors’ strike” to protest against physical assaults on doctors and hospital services causing endless pain and suffering for countless innocent patients. The powerful medical lobbies have also exerted pressure on state and …

MCI Refuses To Disclose Information About Ketan Desai and Investigation of Complaints Against Doctors, Spends Lakhs of Taxpayers Money To Suppress Facts by Moving Against CIC

In a desperate attempt to suppress information about Ethics Committee investigation of complaints of medical negligence and status of investigation of complaint against disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai, Medical Council of India (MCI) moved a frivolous writ petition in Delhi High Court challenging the recent order passed by Central Information Commission (CIC) directing MCI to provide …

Patients Die As Doctors Continue Strike in Mumbai Despite Supreme Court’s Direction: PBT Lodges Complaint To MCI For Cancellation Of License

In another overtly uncaring move for the lives of the defenseless patients, thousands of doctors in government and private hospitals across Mumbai started strike and mass casual leave bringing the entire healthcare delivery system to its knees and causing endless misery and death of at least 57 patients, according to published report. This “doctors’ strike” …

India’s Topmost Negligent And Unethical Doctor Chosen To Decide Complaints Against Doctors In West Bengal’s New Health Law

Riding on a populist message against medical negligence and unethical practice by private doctors and hospitals, Mamata Banerjee recently rushed a new healthcare Bill through the assembly (W.B. Clinical Establishments Registration, Regulation and Transparency Act, 2017) to entrap public sympathy, she disclosed today the names of members of the supremely powerful “Commission” that, as per …

Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) Dirty Politics Exposed: BJP-backed IMA In Delhi Slams New Health Bill Passed In Bengal But Same Bill Receives High Praise From Trinomool-backed IMA Leaders In Kolkata

The Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017 passed last week by Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal to rein in private hospitals and doctors has not only generated a great deal of public interest in West Bengal because the Bill has several strong provisions aimed at curbing medical negligence and unethical practice by …

Bengal CM Introduces New Clinical Establishment Bill To Prevent Medical Negligence Leaving Govt. Hospitals Above The Law: Do Poor Patients Have No Value For Their Lives?

A much hyped Bill (W.B. Clinical Establishment Registration, Regulations, Transparency Bill, 2017) was passed today in West Bengal assembly by the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinomool government claiming that this new law would rein in unethical practice and medical negligence in the state. Ms. Banerjee has also made boisterous claims that this is a truly remarkable Bill …

MCI Ignores Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Order To Disclose Information About Dr. Ketan Desai And Status Of Investigation Of Complaints Against Doctors

In a historic judgment delivered on 2nd February, 2017, the Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to provide all information pertaining to the case against disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, and to put up detail of the minutes of the Ethics Committee meetings on investigation of complaints or medical …

Bengal Chief Minister Attacks Private Hospitals For Medical Negligence With Best-Known “Killer” Doctor Who Caused Anuradha Saha’s Death Standing By Her Side

Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, took the stage yesterday with Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, the most notorious and reckless physician in India as held by the Supreme Court of India in Anuradha Saha death case, standing next to her to declare that a new “Commission” will be formed to investigate complaints of negligent and unethical treatment …

PBT Mourns Sudden Death of a Strong Supporter and Legal Crusader for Healthcare Reform, Senior Advocate Mr. M.N. Krishnamani

Mr. M.N. Krishnamani, renowned Sr. Advocate and four times president of the Supreme Court Bar Association has passed away from sudden cardiac failure earlier this week in Bangalore. Apart from his numerous noteworthy legal performances in the Supreme Court and High Courts over the past almost four decades, Mr. Krishnamani was given the prestigious Padmashree …

Corruption Case Against Dr. Ketan Desai Is Adjourned To 23rd February, 2017

According to the information obtained from the special bench (Prevention of Corruption Act) in the CBI Patiala House Court in New Delhi for hearing of the criminal case for alleged bribery and corruption against disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, the case was adjourned today (February 6) to 23rd February, 2017 for next hearing for …

Central Information Commission (CIC) Makes Scathing Criticism of MCI For Not Coming Clean With Investigation of “Medical Negligence” and For Shielding Dr. Ketan Desai

In a landmark decision that may have far-reaching consequences in our fight against medical corruption, Central Information Commission (CIC) has delivered scathing criticism of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for their deliberate attempt to suppress information related to a wide-range of healthcare issues including investigation of complaints of “medical negligence”, appointment of Inspectors for …

MCI Corruption: No Records of Ethics Investigation of Negligent Doctors Since 2013

While the Modi government has been clamoring for more transparency to build a “clean” Bharat in order to gather public support, a quick glance to the Medical Council of India website (www.mciindia.org) would demonstrate how corruption and non-transparency are still is the name of the game in the highest government body for regulation of healthcare …

Supreme Court Tells Dr. Kunal Saha That His Wife “Won’t Rest In Peace” Until He Stops Fighting For Justice Against Doctors Responsible For Her Death

What is viewed as a truly extraordinary move by any court of law and especially the highest court of the land, Supreme Court bench of chief justice Mr. J.S. Khehar and Mr. D.Y. Chandrachud refused to admit a special leave petition (SLP) filed by PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha against the West Bengal Medical Council …

National Consumer Court Imposes Rs. 1 Lakh Penalty Against Neurosurgeon For Delaying Court Proceedings: PBT President Argues On Behalf Of Negligence Victim

In a historic and unprecedented order passed against Dr. Alok Khan, an neurosurgeon from Kolkata accused of causing death of a patient from a botched brain surgery, division bench presided by Justice D.K. Jain, president of the National Consumer Forum (NCDRC), has directed Dr. Khan and the nursing home (owned by Dr. Khan) to pay …

Medical Corruption: New PIL Filed in Apex Court For Removal Of Ketan Desai From The Post Of World Medical Association (WMA) President

A new writ petition (PIL) is filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking direction to the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Indian government to take steps for immediate removal of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, from the post of World Medical Association (WMA) president. The PIL has also sought stringent disciplinary action …

PBT Calls All Citizens and Victims of “Medical Negligence” to Join Massive Public Protest Rally in Kolkata On December 29 (Thursday) In Demand of Justice

PBT is planning to organize a massive public rally in central Kolkata on Thursday (December 29, 2016) demanding expedited justice for the victims of medical negligence and cleansing of the medical councils that have been riddled with corruption. Despite frequent reports of death of innocent patients from reckless treatment and wide-spread healthcare corruption appearing in …

Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, IMA President-elect, Worships Ketan Desai as a Man with “Selfless Devotion” and Claims Anybody Opposing Him Must Have a “Vested Interest”

In a scathing rebuke to the editorial questioning the decision to promote disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai to the post of World Medical Association (WMA) president published last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) (see original editorial below),Indian Medical Association (IMA) president-elect, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, has not only staunchly defended Dr. Desai, he has also …

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 …

Ketan Desai Appears in CBI Court to Face Corruption Charges as IMA and WMA Leaders Run Away from Answering Any Question

Disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, who was promoted last month to the post of World Medical Association (WMA) was produced in the CBI Court in New Delhi yesterday to face the ongoing criminal trial against him for alleged bribery and corruption (see Reuters report below). Although there was no hearing and the case was …

Shame On Indian Medical Association (IMA): Claiming Every Indian Should Be “Proud” Because Their Hero, Corrupt and Criminally-charged Ketan Desai is WMA President

Home page of the website of Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest organization of doctors in India, glaringly showers endless accolades in favor of their long-time leader and disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, for being selected as the World Medical Association (WMA) president. The world medicine has erupted in strong protest after Dr. Desai, …

Despite Indian Court Website Showing Ongoing Criminal Corruption Case Against Dr. Ketan Desai, World Medical Association (WMA) Claims Lack of “Knowledge” While Putting Desai as WMA President

In a report published today by the popular online journal “The News Minute”, WMA Secretary-General, Dr. Otmar Kloiber and their spokesperson, Nigel Duncan, have claimed that according to their information, all cases against Dr. Ketan Desai have been dropped by the CBI and he has been given acquitted from all charges of corruption by the …

Corruption Runs Beyond India’s Border as Ketan Desai Becomes World Medical Association (WMA) President: PBT Sends Legal Notice to MCI

In a shocking development exposing the pervasive nature of medical corruption beyond India, disgraced ex-Medical Council of India (MCI) president, Dr. Ketan Desai, was selected as the new WMA president yesterday (see news below). Dr. Desai was caught red-handed for taking huge bribe from a private medical college (when he was still MCI president) in …

Consumer Court Holds Top Kolkata Hospital and Senior Cardiologist Guilty for Botched “Informed Consent” and Death of a Military Wing Commander

Rabindranath Tagore Heart Institute, a top cardiac center in Kolkata, and their senior cardiologist, Dr. J. Naik, were found guilty for causing death of a retired Wing Commander, Mr. Robin Saram Verma, following an ordinary coronary angiogram (CAG) after obtaining an invalid “informed consent” from the patient without properly explaining the associated risks involved with …

Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Brother-in-law of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and Strong Defender of Ketan Desai Becomes Indian Medical Association (IMA) President

Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, a Delhi-based doctor and long-time supporter of the disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai,has been elected to head the largest lobby for Indian doctors (IMA) for 2016-2017. Dr. Aggarwal has been an inside player and highly controversial figure in Indian medicine as he has been closely associated with tainted Dr. Ketan Desai …

MCI and Corruption Involving Dr. Ketan Desai: PBT Appeals to “Oversight Committee” For Immediate Removal of MCI President and Senior MCI Members for Obstruction of Justice

PBT has filed a formal complaint today with the Supreme Court appointed MCI “Oversight Committee” headed by Retd. Apex Court Justice Mr. R.M. Lodi, demanding immediate removal and appropriate disciplinary action against several top MCI members including president Dr. Jayashreeben Mehta, Ethics Committee members Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, Dr. Sudipto Roy and Dr. …

SC Issues Notice to MCI and Health Secretaries Across India on Lack of ICU Guidelines: Effects of SLP Filed by a Victim of Medical Negligence Backed by PBT

In a historic judgment delivered by Supreme Court Justices Mr. Dipak Mishra and Mr. U.U. Lalit that may have far-reaching effect on negligent treatment of critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) across India, Apex Court has directed to implead the Medical Council of India (MCI) as well as the central and state governments …

Government Plans To Dismantle MCI And Establish New Body To Regulate Doctors But Will It Be A Real Change Or Another Political Stunt To Fool Public?

It is reported by the media today that Modi Govt. is hatching a new and big plan to overhaul the Medical Council of India (MCI) by stripping their supreme healthcare regulatory authority (as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956)and to replace it with a different independent body for better efficiency and to avoid conflict …

World Body Reports Rampant Corruption With AIDS Control, Malaria Control and Child Health Projects In India

In a scathing article published this month on different healthcare scandals across the globe, the Washington, DC-based “Center for Global Development” has reported wide-spread corruption with major government healthcare projects in India (see full report below). While the report has underscored scandals and stealing of millions of dollars from important healthcare projects by unscrupulous medical …

PBT To Celebrate “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) on 28th May, 2016: Call For The “Honest” Doctors To Join Hands

“Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) is celebrated each year on 28th May to enhance public awareness about legal rights of all patients and to bring a message of hope for justice for all victims of “medical negligence”. “Rogi Divas” was initiated to commemorate death of Anuradha Saha who died on this day in 1998 due to …

Top MCI/IMA Leaders And Ketan Desai Attend World Medical Association Meeting In Argentina: Push To Reinstate Tainted Dr. Desai At The Helm Of Indian Medicine

The World Medical Association (WMA) is holding their Council meeting this week at Buenos Aires, Argentina. PBT obtained information that disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, joined the WMA meeting along with several top MCI and Indian Medical Association (IMA) leaders including MCI Grievance Committee chairman, Dr. Ajay Kumar, and IMA Secretary General, Dr. K.K. …

PBT Sends Final Notice To Union Health Minister Demanding Reconstruction Of MCI For Inclusion Of “Non-doctor” Members

The high-power Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare (PSCHF) issued a scathing report last month on the presence of wide-spread corruption inside the Medical Council of India (MCI) and recommended that “urgent measures” should be taken to include “non-doctor” members in the MCI to prevent the “cronyism and corruption” by the unscrupulous medical …

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 …

International Call to Revamp India’s Crumbling Medical Education and Healthcare Regulatory System

Lancet, top international medical journal published from United Kingdom, has published a scathing report this week highlighting the deep-rooted corruption and gross inefficiency in the Medical Medical Council (MCI) in view of the recent findings by a multi-party high-powered Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare (see the Lancet report and related news report …

Corruption Inside MCI: New Panel Formed By PMO To Investigate But Only With Government Insiders

Under pressure from the recent scathing report about Medical Council of India (MCI) corruption and recommendation to revamp the MCI by a multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare (PSC), prime minister’s office (PMO) has formed a 4-member panel to look into the serious issues raised in the PSC report and to take …

Historic Criminal Case Against 17 West Bengal Medical Council Doctor-Members Is Listed For Final Hearing By Supreme Court On April 11, 2016

The historic criminal case filed under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 120b (“criminal conspiracy”) and Section 201 (“giving false information to screen offender”)filed against almost the entire West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) including then state council president, Dr. Ashok Chowdhury, has been fixed for final hearing before the Apex Court on Monday, April 11, 2016 …

Parliamentary Standing Committee Recommends Inclusion of “Non-doctor” Members in MCI To Stop Medical Negligence and Healthcare Corruption

In a 126-page long investigative report presented before the Rajya Sabha this week, multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare (PSCHF) has found wide-spread corruption inside the Medical Council of India (MCI) and State Medical Councils (SMCs) that has crippled the entire medical education and healthcare delivery system in India. The scathing PSCHF …

Rs. 25.5 Lakh Compensation for Botched Brain Surgery: PBT President Argues to Win For Widow and Victim’s Family

In a historic judgment delivered yesterday, the West Bengal Consumer Commission has awarded Rs. 25.5 lakh (including litigation cost of Rs. 50 thousand) to the widow of a government worker who died due to a botched brain surgery and follow up treatment by Dr. Alok Kumar Khan, senior neurosurgeon and ex-head of Neurosurgery at R.G. …

Delhi High Court Adjourns PIL Against Disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai From Becoming World Medical Association (WMA) President For The 4th Time

The division bench of Delhi High Court presided by chief justice, G. Rohini, adjourned the public interest litigation (PIL) brought by PBT against the deliberate and fraudulent attempt by top leaders of the IMA and Medical Council of India (MCI) to reinstate disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, to the prestigious post of World Medical …

Patients Suffer As Doctors In Delhi Join “Strike” In Violation Of SC Order: PBT Lodges Complaint With Delhi Health Minister For Immediate Action

Large number of doctors under Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) have joined a strike to settle their personal scores with the government bringing endless pain and suffering for countless patients, mostly with poor socio-economic condition as they are unable to attend pricy private hospitals. Doctors have demanded for regular salary and other benefits from the …

“MCI is Still Under the Influence of Tainted Former Chief Ketan Desai”, NDTV Investigation Reports

An investigative report published this week by NDTV has found continued wide-spread corruption with inspection of medical colleges by the present MCI which is still under control of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai (see the report below). PBT has long been alleging that despite his arrest by the CBI for accepting huge bribe from …

“Cancer of Indian Healthcare and Medical Education System: Ketan Desai Factor”: PBT Calls Press Seminar in Delhi on Wednesday (January 13)

Traveling across different cities in India to promote PBT, Dr. Kunal Saha, PBT president, will hold an open press presentation at the Roshanara Hall at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi at 1 pm on Wednesday (January 13, 2016). Dr. Saha’s talk entitled, “Cancer of Indian Healthcare and Medical Education System: Ketan Desai Factor”, will …

PIL To Stop Disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai From Becoming World Medical Association President Adjourned Again By Delhi High Court

Although Delhi HC division bench headed by the Chief Justice called on Jan 6, 2016 the PIL filed by PBT (W.P. No. 9597/2015; People for Better Treatment vs. MCI &Ors.), which was listed for ORDER, the court simply adjourned the matter to 8th February, 2016 without passing any order. The principal prayer in this PIL …

PBT Celebrates 14th Anniversary, Slams Political Parties To Condone Healthcare Corruption

In a large gathering of victims of medical negligence and ordinary people from all spectrum of life, PBT celebrated its 14th Anniversay yesterday (Dec. 30) at Rotary Sadan in Kolkata (see news below). PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, called on all honest doctors to step forward and take away the regulatory authority from the hands …

PBT to Open New Head Office In Kolkata, Urges All Victims and Conscientious Citizens To Join For Fighting “Medical Negligence” and Healthcare Corruption

On our 14th anniversary on 30th December to be celebrated at the Rotary Sadan in Kolkata, PBT is also going to open a permanent and new head office in Kolkata. The new address for PBT is: People for Better Treatment (PBT) 79, Lenin Sarani Commercial Point (Ground Floor) Room No. G/4D1 Kolkata 700013 To celebrate …

Ketan Desai Celebrates Wedding of Arun Jaitley’s Daughter Along With Other BJP Leaders and Bollywood Stars

Although many eyebrows were raised but there was no hide and sick when disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, appeared at the gala celebration of the marriage of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s daughter last week (see news below). Of course, the marriage party was also attended by other BJP leaders and top Bollywood stars. Last …

PBT Fights Against “Quacks”: Criminal Case Lodged Against Fake Doctor

While numerous patients are falling victims to medical negligence at the hands of qualified medical practitioners everyday, countless other patients are paying a heavy toll at the hands of unregistered and untrained “quacks” across India. Quackery is a menace especially for the poor and uninformed patients in the rural areas. There is absolutely no accountability …

RTI Response From MCI Exposes Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) Blatant Lies To Protect Dr. Ketan Desai

IMA and its top leaders have been pushing to promote corrupt ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai,in the recent years. While Dr. Desai is still waiting for criminal trial for his alleged bribery and corruption back in 2010 (when he was caught red-handed for taking bribe from a private medical college), IMA leaders recently made a …

Doctors and Hospitals Demand “Cap” On Compensation For Medical Negligence: PBT Demands “Accountability” On Doctors and “Cap” On Doctor Fees and Hospital Charges

In an open debate before a public forum aired in NDTV today (Dec. 6), top leader of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and several private hospital as well as diagnostic center owners argued that government must impose a “cap” or limit on the maximum amount of compensation that the negligent doctor/hospital may have to pay …

IMA Wants “Untouchable” Status of Doctors Made Permanent by New Law

The recent “deal” between the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and central health ministry that has already agreed to consider 5 specific demands made by India’s largest medical lobby (IMA) to bring new laws or amendments in the existing laws can be described only in one way that Indian doctors now want their virtual “untouchable” status …

IMA Threatens “Satyagraha” as Health Ministry Agrees to Change Benevolent Laws for Shielding Doctors Including a “Cap” on Compensation for Victims of Medical Negligence: PBT Lodges Strong Protest with Health Minister

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared victory in bringing new amendments in several long-standing and patients-protective laws including the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), Clinical Establishment Act (CEA), PCPNDT Act (for preventing female fetuses) and even the Indian Penal Code (IPC). PBT has obtained an email communication from Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, IMA General Secretary and …

Delhi High Court Adjourns Order In The PIL Against Unethical Act By MCI Leaders To Promote Ketan Desai As World Medical Association (WMA) President

On October 9, 2015, Delhi High Court division bench headed by the chief justice announced that an order will be passed on November 2, 2015 as to whether the writ petition (PIL) filed by PBT against the wrongful act by several MCI and IMA leaders to promote disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai, as the …

Mumbai High Court: MCI Has Absolute Authority Over Any State Medical Councils To Take Disciplinary Action Against Delinquent Doctors

While dismissing a number of writ petitions filed by several doctors whose licenses were suspended by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for deliberate misrepresentation and fraud, Division bench of Mumbai High Court has categorically held that MCI has absolute power under the provisions of “Code of Ethics & Regulations, 2002” to take disciplinary action …

World Medical Association (WMA) Takes The Side Of Disgraced Ex-MCI President Ketan Desai: Is “Medical Corruption” Going Global?

In what appears to be one of the most controversial decisions to take a step backward in the fight against “medical corruption”, World Medical Association (WMA), largest international medical group has defended selection of Dr. Ketan Desai, perhaps the most notorious physician and biggest medical mafia, to become the next WMA president. This shocking news …

Cancellation of Dr. Ketan Desai’s License to Practice: “Legal Notice” Sent to MCI President, Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta

A “Legal Notice” was sent today to the MCI president, Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta, by the lawyer of PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, demanding that the MCI president must inform the present status of medical registration (license to practice) by disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai (see the “Legal Notice” below). Dr. Desai’s license to practice …

Dr. Ketan Desai Makes Astonishing Claim That “Racism”, “Western Lobby” And “Bias Against Non-Whites” Are Preventing Him From Becoming World Medical Association (WMA) President

In an interview given to Times of India (TOI), disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, has made a shocking claim that “Racism”, “Western lobby” and “bias against non-Whites” are working to stop him from being the coveted post of the World Medical Association (WMA) president (see Dr. Desai’s interview below). Without providing a single name …

MCI and Indian Government Defend Dr. Ketan Desai’s Promotion as World Medical Associaion President as Delhi High Court Reserves Order for 2nd November: Whose Side Is Modi’s Government?

The public interest litigation (PIL) filed by PBT against the sinister selection of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, to head the World Medical Association (WMA) was heard yesterday by the division bench of Delhi High Court (headed by Chief Justice) as the court reserved its order on the question of “maintainability” which was raised …

Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata Held Guilty For “Squeezing Money” and “Deceiving” Patient: PBT President Wins Case On Behalf of the Victim

A three-judge bench of Kolkata District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum passed a historic judgment holding the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata and two of their doctors, Dr. Asoke Sengupta (Surgeon) and Dr. Srijita Ghosh Sen (Radiologist) guilty for causing mental agony and harassment to a patient through unethical and negligent therapy. This case was fought …

Maharashtra Medical Council Warns Doctors For Advertising To Promote Practice, Does Anybody Care?

In order to entice the naive and vulnerable patients, huge Billboards and newspaper advertisements by private doctors and hospitals with attractive medical packages and/or superlative claims for medical success are seen everywhere in India. In the absence of any effective regulation, Doctors and wealthy hospitals have completely transformed Indian healthcare delivery system as a highly …

The Most Notorious Doctor, Ketan Desai, Should Not Be The Best Indian Medical Man To Head World Medical Association (WMA) – Question Raised By PBT President

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently reported that charges were dropped by the CBI court in Lucknow against the disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai. The BMJ article (carried by PBT) also reported that despite Dr. Desai’s several criminal indictments and a grossly tarnished background, the World Medical Association (WMA) recently decided to select Dr. …

Indian Healthcare Scandal Goes Global: British Medical Journal (BMJ) Reports On Ketan Desai’s Unexpected Acquittal By Lucknow CBI Court

Top international medical journal from United Kingdom, British Medical Journal (BMJ), reported the news of sudden dismissal of all charges against disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, by the magistrate at the CBI court in Lucknow earlier in the week (see the BMJ article below). The charges for “cheating” and “conspiracy” against Desai was dropped …

Lucknow Trial Court Drops CBI Charges Against Dr. Ketan Desai On Technical Ground Of “Sanction” While The Main “Trap” Case For “Bribery” Still Pending In Delhi

In what appears to be a lackluster performance by the CBI prosecutors, a special court in Lucknow allowed disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai’s application for his removal from criminal charges for “cheating” and “conspiracy” on a purely technical ground that no “sanction” (under section 197 CrPC) was obtained from the authority by the CBI …

Supreme Court Grants “Liberty” To Move High Court Seeking Justice Against Selection Of Dr. Ketan Desai As World Medical Association (WMA) President

After hearing arguments for the PIL filed by PBT against the deliberate and sinister promotion of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, to the prestigious post of WMA president-elect, division bench headed by the Chief Justice in Supreme Court of India (SC) granted permission to approach the High Court seeking appropriate reliefs for removal of …

Calcutta High Court Allows Appeal Against “Bangabibhusan” Award To The Negligent Doctor Responsible For Anuradha Saha’s Death By Mamata Banerjee’s Government In West Bengal

Calcutta High Court (HC) division bench of Justices Mr. Girish Chandra Ghosh and Mr. Shib Sadhan Sadhu has set aside single-bench judgment and allowed an appeal filed by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, challenging the fraudulent and wrongful selection of Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee for the prestigious Bangabibhusan award in medicine in 2014 by the Mamata …

British Medical Journal (BMJ) Exposes Unethical Revenue Targets From Innocent Patients By Indian Private Hospitals, Highlights PBT’s Battle Against Medical Corruption

The British Medical Journal (BMJ), one of the top international medical journal, published a report yesterday showing glaringly “unethical” practice by private hospitals in India to make huge financial profit by forcing doctors to order needless diagnostic tests and surgical procedures in order to extract money from the defenseless patients. While unethical practice by many …

West Bengal Medical Council Has Suspended License of Only 3 Doctors In Last 4 Years

New information obtained (under RTI Act) by PBT shows that over the past 4 years since the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinomul Congress (TMC) came to power, West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) has found only 3 doctors guilty for medical and/or ethical violation and suspended their medical registration for a period ranging between 3 months to 1 …

PBT Files Historic PIL In Supreme Court Against MCI, IMA, Health Ministry and World Medical Association (WMA) For Reinstating Dr. Ketan Desai As WMA President Through Lies and Deception

PBT has filed a new public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court today seeking direction to the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Ministry of Health to take appropriate measures for immediate removal of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, from the prestigious post of World Medical Association (WMA) president-elect. Apart from MCI, Indian …

MCI Seeks Another Adjournment To File Response In PIL Against MCI Election Rigging By Ketan Desai

A historic public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Supreme Court (SC) by PBT last November against Medical Council of India (MCI), Health Ministry and disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai seeking CBI investigation of the last MCI election for alleged rigging and manipulation by Dr. Desai and his cronies who are now occupying …

West Bengal and Punjab & Haryana Medical Councils are Worsts In Delaying Investigation of Complaints Against Doctors: MCI Reports

In a rare revelation of truth as to how victims of medical negligence are treated by the state medical councils, PBT has obtained scathing information under the RTI Act, 2005 from the Medical Council of India (MCI) documents containing the minutes of the MCI Ethics Committee minutes in which West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) and …

West Bengal Medical Council Still Shielding The Main Culprit Physician, Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, Who Was Responsible For Death Of Anuradha Saha: Calcutta High Court Imposes Penalty On Council For Delay

In a rare move involving cases against medical negligence, the Calcutta High Court imposed a cost against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) yesterday for deliberate delay in filing response affidavit in the writ petition for cancellation of license of Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, disgraced physician who was held guilty for causing death of Anuradha Saha by …

PBT President Fights Against Unlawful Boycott of Calcutta High Court By Advocates: SC Directs To Hear Case By a Different Bench If Necessary

Since July 22, 2015, a fraction of the lawyers in Calcutta High Court who are backed by the ruling Trinomool Congress Party (TMC)have been boycotting a particular division bench presided by Justice Girish Chandra Gupta causing endless pain and suffering for the innocent justice-seekers in West Bengal. Dr. Kunal Saha, founding-president of PBT, came all …

Supreme Court Awards Rs. 1.8 crore To Tamil Nadu Girl Who Became Blind From Medical Negligence

After the landmark judgment of Rs. 11.5 crore awarded because of negligent death of Anuradha Saha, Supreme Court awarded another historic compensation to the tune of Rs. 1.8 crore to another victim medical negligence (see news below). Apex Court division bench of Justices Mr. J.S. Khehar and Mr. S.A. Bobde delivered this historic judgment yesterday …

West Bengal Medical Council President Orders Dog’s Dialysis Using Human Dialysis Machine at Top Government Hospital: PBT Demands Immediate Removal from Governor

In an unprecedented display of sheer ignorance about medical science and gross abuse of political power, West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president, Dr. Nirmal Maji, who is also a member of the Medical Council of India (MCI), orchestrated a plan to perform dialysis of his pet dog in the Nephrology department of SSKM Hospital, the …

Ketan Desai and Ongoing Corruption in MCI: PBT Sends Notice to Health Minister For Immediate Action Against Three Desai Cronies In MCI

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, has filed a new petition to central health minister, Mr. J.P. Nadda, demanding that disciplinary action must be taken within two weeks against three top MCI members, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Sudipto Roy and Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, as recommended last year by the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) for helping disgraced …

World Medical Association (WMA) Refuses To Answer Questions On Selection of Tainted Dr. Ketan Desai As “President-elect” – Has Medical Corruption Crossed India’s Borders?

Disgraced ex-MCI president was caught red-handed by CBI for taking bribe from a private medical college in 2010. The criminal case against Desai is still pending in CBI court in Delhi as he remains free on bail. Despite his grossly tainted background, Indian Medical Association (IMA), largest medical lobby in India which is controlled by …

PBT Celebrates “Patients’ Day”, Calls For Immediate Action Against Medical Corruption

“Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) was celebrated today (May 28) in a packed auditorium in Kolkata to commemorate patients’ rights and to bring awareness about medical negligence. PBT president, Kunal Saha, spoke through video-conference from USA and demanded that government must take action to eradicate the wide-spread corruption that has crippled Indian’s healthcare and medical education …

PBT Presses West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) for Suspension of Medical Licenses: Two Weeks After HC Order, WBMC Remains Silent As 8 Negligent Doctors Continue Practice

Division bench presiding by Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court passed an unequivocal judgment on 5th May, 2015 declaring that WBMC must act in accordance to the order from Medical Council of India (MCI) for suspension of medical registrations of 8 negligent doctors who snatched away four precious lives in hospitals across West Bengal. After …

Effect of PBT’s Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court: MCI Directs State Medical Councils to Take Disciplinary Action Against Striking Doctors

In view of the judgment passed by the Supreme Court of India in response to the PIL filed by our organization (PBT) in SC Writ Petition No. 316/2012 against “doctors’ strike”, Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular to all State Medical Councils (SMCs) directing them to take cognizance of all matters related …

National Consumer Forum (NCDRC) Awards Rs. 1.1 crore Against Apollo Hospital For Medical Negligence

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), highest consumer court in India, passed a historic judgment granting an award of Rs. 1.1 crore (Rs. 1 crore compensation plus Rs. 10 lakh as “punitive damage”) against the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi for wrongful delivery of a child causing permanent damage in his brain in a …

MCI President Remains Silent As Negligent Doctors Continue Practice While State Medical Councils Refuse To Take Any Disciplinary Action

PBT reported few days ago the atrocity of many negligent and unethical doctors whose license to practice medicine were suspended by the Medical Council of India (MCI) continue to practice anyway because the state medical councils (SMCs) whose duty is to act on MCI’s order to actually cancel medical registration of an errant doctor simply …

Private Hospitals Must Provide Medical Records Under RTI: CIC Slams Fortis Hospital for Denying Information to a Victim of Medical Negligence

In a scathing judgment delivered yesterday, Central Information Commission (CIC), highest authority for enforcement of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has directed Fortis Hospital in Delhi to provide the entire medical records to an advocate whose father died from alleged medical negligence (see the entire CIC judgment below). The son claimed that negligence and …

Ketan Desai In MCI Again? PBT Raises Strong Protest, Threatens To Move The Court

It is learned from reliable sources that Medical Council of India (MCI) is all set to reinstate disgraced ex-MCI supremo Dr. Ketan Desai as a regular member of MCI. Dr. Desai is presently free on bail facing serious criminal charges for bribery and corruption. More importantly, Dr. Desai medical registration to practice medicine or be …

Indian Healthcare Corruption Is Now Headlines In International Media: Will Modi Govt. Wake Up Before It’s Too Late?

Major international media groups across Europe and USA have focused in the recent time on the pervasive healthcare corruption in India. Times of India (TOI) today has carried a report entitled, “Healthcare corruption in India hits international headlines” summarizing the stories on Indian medical corruption around the globe (see TOI news below). While top international …

Spread Of HIV Through Tainted Blood Transfusion: PBT Writes To World Bank To Intervene And Compensate Victims

British Medical Journal (BMJ) has reported that according to records obtained from National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), highest government body for regulation of HIV/AIDS, almost 9,000 people have contracted HIV through contaminated blood transfusion over the past five years across India (see BMJ report below). PBT president and noted HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr. Kunal Saha was …

National Public Radio (NPR) In USA Focuses On PBT, Healthcare Corruption And Changing Medical System In India

The highly popular national public radio (NPR) in USA has published a comprehensive story today on PBT and life of its founding-president, Dr. Kunal Saha. The story also underscored a recent article in British Medical Journal (BMJ) highlighting the wide-spread medical corruption and dearth of “whistle-blowers” against the botched healthcare system in India. While the …

Swine Flu Patients Die As Hospitals In West Bengal Refuse Admission: PBT Demands Exemplary Punishment And Compensation For Victims To CM, Mamata Banerjee

The abysmal status of healthcare in the state of West Bengal came to limelight as several deaths including children were reported as a result of private hospitals refusing to admit patients infected with the swine flu virus. The situation in state-run government hospitals under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, who is holding the posts of …

Lucknow High Court Dismisses Dr. Ketan Desai’s Pleas And Directs Him To Stand Trial For “Criminal Conspiracy” (IPC Section 120-B) And “Cheating” (IPC Section 420): Times of India Twists The News And Claims That Desai Is “Acquitted” From All Charges For Bribery

Allabahad High Court (Lucknow bench) has delivered a judgment last week rejecting the plea of ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, who sought dismissal of the criminal charges against him filed by CBI under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 120-B (“criminal conspiracy”) and Section 420 (“cheating”). This case for corruption against Desai originated from his role …

PBT Urges WHO To Investigate Alleged Corruption In Reinstatement Of Ketan Desai As World Medical Association (WMA) President-elect

PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha has written to Dr. Nata Menabde, World Health Organizstion (WHO) representative to India, to look into the alleged corruption in the recent reinstatement of tainted ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, as WMA president-elect for 2016 (see Dr. Saha’s letter below). Serious allegations were surfaced recently after Dr. Desai was surreptitiously …

Guess Who Were Celebrating BJP President’s Son’s Marriage Party? All Top BJP Leaders And Ketan Desai

According to published report, BJP President and Prime Minister Modi’s closest confidante, Amit Shah’s son’s marriage was held through a lavish ceremony in Ahmedabad today where all top ministers and leaders of BJP were present along with disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai (see news below). Apart from most central ministers of the BJP government …

MCI Suspends Licenses Of 5 Doctors For Up To 5 Years On Complaints Of “Medical Negligence” From 3 Victims Backed By PBT: West Bengal Medical Council Refuses To Take Action Against Errant Doctors

In a shocking display of mockery of the medical justice system, West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) is refusing to suspend the medical registrations of 5 doctors based in West Bengal whose were found guilty for “medical negligence” by the Medical Council of India (MCI), highest medical regulatory body in India. On 23rd January, MCI wrote …

World Medical Association and Dr. Ketan Desai – Practice of “Unethics”: Reports Outlook Magazine

In the upcoming (February 16, 2015) issue of the popular magazine “Outlook”, a critical analysis on how the World Medical Association (WMA) has been systematically influenced by disgraced ex-Medical Council of India (MCI) president, Ketan Desai, and his cronies who are now occupying top positions in MCI as well as Indian Medical Association (IMA) will …

Press Conference by PBT: MCI Cancels Licenses of Doctors For Up To 5 Years In Several Bengal Hospitals On Charge Of “Medical Negligence”

PBT has called a press conference to be held at Calcutta Press Club in Kolkata at 5 pm tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 7) to present a historic development as Medical Council of India (MCI) directed to cancel medical registrations of a large number of doctors for a period ranging 6 months to 5 years on account …

Is Medical Corruption Spreading Beyond Indian Borders? World Medical Association (WMA) and IMA Leaders Back Disgraced Ex-MCI President, Ketan Desai: Report from British Medical Journal

Top-rank international medical journal, British Medical Journal (BMJ), published a report this week on the recent muddle with reinstatement of disgraced ex-Medical Council of India (MCI) president, Dr. Ketan Desa, as WMA president-elect for 2016 (see BMJ report below). Dr. Desai has a long and grossly tainted history in Indian medicine which is known to …

MCI President Making Unlawful Appointments of Ketan Desai Cronies In the Council In Violation of Order from Health Ministry

Another shocking act perpetrated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) was revealed showing blatant appointments of outside doctors, who are not elected members of MCI,  to important Committees which regulate medical education and practice of medicine.  Even more shocking is the fact that many of these outside, non-member doctors who have been unlawfully hired …

PBT President Wins Case for a Victim of Medical Negligence In a Remote Village In West Bengal

District Consumer Court in Bankura (230 km from Kolkata) has held a surgeon (Dr. Mrintyunjoy Pal) and Panacea Hospital guilty for deficiency of service and awarded Rs. 2.1 lakh compensation today to a primary school teacher (Mr. Tapan Sarkar).  What is unique in this case is that PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, who is a …

Central Vigilance Finds Ketan Desai Cronies in MCI and IMA Used “Unethical” Means to Reinstate Him as World Medical Association (WMA) President-elect: PBT Demands Immediate Removal of Ketan Desai from WMA

Known cronies of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, once again made a brazen attempt to bring him back to the helm of Indian medicine by making false claim before the World Medical Association (WMA) that all criminal charges against Desai have been dropped by the Indian authority in order to make a case to …

Indian Medical Association (IMA) Sheds Crocodile Tears For Victims Of Medical Malpractice, Proposes To Settle Negligence Cases Out Of Court

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), a voluntary organization of doctors, has proposed new guidelines to improve ethical practice by doctors, declared Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, who was elected as the new secretary-general of IMA at a pompous gala during the 89th All India Medical Conference held in Ahmedabad on December 27, 2014.  There is no argument …

PBT Celebrates 13th Anniversary, Calls For Reform In Medical Councils and Expedited Justice For All Victims Of Medical Negligence

Filled with numerous victims of medical negligence including many doctors, PBT celebrated its 13th Anniversary at Rotary Sadan in Kolkata on December 30, 2014 (see news below).  PBT was founded in 2001 by its president, Dr. Kunal Saha, following death of his wife, Anuradha, who died from gross medical negligence by three senior Kolkata doctors, …

IMA Plans Unlawful Medical Conference To Glorify Dr. Ketan Desai: PBT Urges Health Minister J.P. Nadda To Boycott Conference

In yet another shocking attempt to restore public image of the disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, Indian Medical Association (IMA) will be hosting 89th All India Medical Conference in Ahmedabad on 27th December, 2014 where Dr. Desai will be delivering the inaugural speech and the new central health minister, Mr. J.P. Nadda, would appear …

Top Political and Medical Leaders Attend Lavish Party to Celebrate Marriage of Dr. Ketan Desai’s Daughter: Can Desai Ever Be Brought to Justice? – PBT Seeks PM’s Urgent Intervention

Top leaders from political parties of all colors including sitting chief ministers of three different states (Gujarat, Utter Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh) attended a lavish marriage ceremony of Dr. Desai’s daughter held in Ahmedabad on Saturday (Nov. 29).  Top medical leaders of MCI including members of the Ethics Committee and leaders of IMA also joined …

CBI Denies Any Meeting Between Ketan Desai and CBI Director: Is CBI Trying To Shield Desai Once Again?

It was revealed earlier this month in the course of investigation of the 2G scam that CBI Director, Mr. Ranjit Sinha, personally met with several high-profile accused persons who were being investigated by CBI for corruption including disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai.  In view of possible connivance between Dr. Desai and CBI Director, PBT …

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothings? – Ketan Desai Cronies in MCI Claim Investigating 300 Doctors for Alleged Bribery

Cronies of disgraced ex-MCI president Dr. Ketan Desai who have occupied top positions in MCI through a rigged election (Supreme Court issued notice to MCI and Dr. Desai last two weeks ago against election rigging in response to a PIL moved by PBT) and are running medical regulatory system in India since last December, have …

Medical Corruption: PBT Launches Online Mass Petition Against Ketan Desai and His Cronies in MCI and IMA

All conscientious citizens and supporters of our battle against corruption in medical education and healthcare delivery system are cordially invited to electronically sign an online mass petition which will be sent to the central health minister.  This mass petition was launched yesterday through CHANGE.ORG and you can sign the petition to express your support simply …

Supreme Court Commends PBT For Filing PIL, Says Doctors Should Not Go On Strike

The historic public interest litigation (PIL) filed by PBT in 2012 seeking a ban on “doctors’ strike” after a nation-wide doctors’ strike was called by Indian Medical Association (IMA) was disposed of today when a three-judge bench of Supreme Court headed by chief justice (CJI), H.L. Dattu, applauded the contentions raised in the writ petition and …

MCI Election Rigged by Dr. Ketan Desai and His Cronies: SC Issues Notice In PBT’s Historic PIL Seeking CBI Investigation and Dissolution of MCI

In a major development against corruption in Medical Council of India (MCI), Supreme Court division bench of Chief Justice Mr. H.K. Dattu and Mr. A.K. Sikri has issued notice against Ministry of Health, MCI and Dr. Ketan Desai today in response to our PIL (W.P. Civil No. 890/2014; PBT vs. Union of India & Ors.).  …

Shocking Revelation of Wide-spread Corruption in MCI: Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) is “Scared” and Quits Investigation of MCI Corruption

PBT has obtained documents showing shocking incidence of wide-spread corruption by top leaders of Medical Council of India (MCI) that has forced the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Mr. H.K. Jethi, to leave MCI as he was “feeling scared” as was subjected to “physical harassment” while investigating complaints of MCI corruption.  In fact, in preparation of …

Ketan Desai and Top MCI/IMA Leaders Join Together World Medical Association Meeting In South Africa

Dr. Ketan Desai is presently free on bail waiting for his criminal trial to start facing serious charges from CBI for bribery and corruption as he was caught red-handed in April, 2010 for taking bribe from a private medical college while sitting as MCI president.  Complaint by PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha filed in 2010 …

Health Minister Promises Once Again To Cleanse MCI Corruption: When Will He “Walk The Walk”?

The BJP government was swept to power with a massive win earlier this year primarily on the “anti-corruption” platform.  For ordinary citizens, nothing is more damaging than corruption in healthcare because life and death literally depend on an honest and efficient healthcare delivery system.  People were also very hopful when the BJP government chose a …

SC Rejects Review Petitions Filed By AMRI Hospital and IMA: Principles Framed In Anuradha Saha Death Case For Quantum Of Compensation Will Now Be Applicable In All Cases Involving “Medical Negligence”

Another major hurdle against equitable justice for victims of “medical negligence” was crushed this week as a division bench of the Apex Court dismissed the Review petitions filed by AMRI Hospital and Indian Medical Association (IMA) challenging last year’s highest compensation (Rs. 11.5 crore) awarded against AMRI Hospital and three senior Kolkata doctors (Sukumar Mukherjee, …

CBI Raids Medical Council of India (MCI) And Residences Of Top MCI Officials To Recover Bribe Money Paid By Medical College In Kerala

In yet another shocking development, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) simultaneously raided MCI office and homes of several top MCI officials including Additional Secretary, Dr. Prasanna Raj and Deputy Secretary, Dr. Anshu Sethi as well as the residence of principal of Somervell Medical College in Kerala.  The CBI raided these compounds and residences based on …

IMA Vice-president, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal Claims That Dr. Ketan Desai’s Suspended License Was Reinstated Long Ago By MCI Without Any Information To Complainant, Dr. Kunal Saha

In another mind-boggling twist to the ongoing saga involving corrupt ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai and his dubious selection as World Medical Association (WMA) president for 2016, in an interview given to Times of India today, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Sr. Vice-president of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and also a member of Medical Council of India …

World Medical Association (WMA) Is Hoodwinked By Ketan Desai’s Cronies To Make Him WMA President For 2016: PBT Seeks Urgent Intervention By Health Minister

In another unbelievable twist to disgraced ex-MCI president Dr. Ketan Desai saga, PBT has come to learn that medical cronies of Desai were able to hoodwink World Medical Association (WMA) to select him as WMA president for 2016.  Dr. Ketan Desai, who became MCI president in 2009, was caught red-handed by the Central Bureau of …

MCI Vice-president Does Not Deny Presence Of A “List” With Names Of Candidates Distributed at a Dinner Party Hosted By Ketan Desai on 9th December All of Whom Won MCI Election Held on 10th December

Since first publication of the news of PBT’s new writ petition (PIL) filed in Supreme Court with serious allegation of rigged MCI election on 10th December, 2013 seeking CBI investigation, in an interview given yesterday to The Telegraph, MCI Vice-president, Dr. C.V. Bhirmananandam, has virtually admitted that at a dinner party on 9th December, 2013 …

Election of MCI President/Vice-President and Executive/Post-graduate Committee Members Was Rigged by Influence from Dr. Ketan Desai and His Cronies: PIL Filed in Supreme Court by PBT

PBT has filed a writ petition (PIL) in Supreme Court seeking CBI investigation of the election held on 10th December, 2013 that elected the present MCI president/vice-president and members of important Executive/Post-graduate Committees.  PBT has also sought immediate removal of the MCI president/vice-president and members of Executive/Post-graduate Committees to be replaced by a neutral Committee/Board …

Calcutta HC Hears Case Against Highest State Honor For Convicted Doctor: Another Scam By Mamata Banerjee Government?

Exposing the ugly face of corruption inside Mamata Banerjee’s government which is already reeling under the huge Saradha Chit Fund scam investigation by CBI, Justice Mr. Tapabrata Chakraborty of Calcutta High Court heard a long argument today for alleged manipulation by Banerjee government for selection of candidates for the prestigious Bangabhibushan award, highest accolade given by the …

CBI Director Privately Met Five Times With Disgraced Ex-MCI President Ketan Desai As Corruption Case Against Desai Still Lingers In CBI Court

After Supreme Court intervened in the ongoing coal-scam case, it is revealed yesterday that CBI Director, Ranjit Sinha, met with many notorious accused who have been charged with corruption including disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, who was caught red-handed by CBI in 2010 for taking bribe from a private medical college allegedly in exchange …

MCI Refuses To Disclose Past Communications With Health Ministry Under UPA Government

In reply to specific information sought by PBT from Medical Council of India (MCI) under RTI Act, 2005, public information officer (PIO) of MCI has submitted that no letters/emails or other correspondence between new MCI president, Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta and Central Health Ministry between December, 2013 (when new MCI was established) and April, 2014 could …

British Medical Journal (BMJ) Article: Severe Criticism By Indian Doctors And Response By PBT President

Within days after BMJ, top international medical journal, published a thought-provoking debate-article on the role of large compensation against medical negligence in India, most doctors’ groups and individual doctors in India have erupted in severe criticism of the Apex Court’s judgment in Anuradha Saha death case.  BMJ has published one such sharp reaction from one …

British Medical Journal (BMJ) Wonders If Large Compensation For “Medical Negligence” Is Good For Indian Medicine: PBT President Argues In Favor While Dr. Devi Shetty Bats For Negligent Doctors and Hospitals With Erroneous Information

British Medical Journal (BMJ), a top international medical journal, published a highly provocative “head to head” debate article in the wake of the recent large compensation granted by Supreme Court of India in Anuradha Saha wrongful death case with an interesting question: “Are large compensation payouts for negligence good for medicine in India?” (see the article …

West Bengal Medical Council Posts List of Pending Cases Against Doctors: 12-year Old Complaint Still Awaits Final Judgment

Under PBT’s relentless pressure to bring transparency in handling of cases against delinquent doctors, WBMC has eventually posted a list of the status of pending complaints against doctors on their website at WWW.WBMC.IN.  The list bears more glaring testimony of the pitiful status inside the medical council in dealing with allegations against doctors.  According to …

MCI Suspends License of Three Kolkata Doctors for Six Months for “Non-appearance” for the First Time in Indian Medical History

In an unprecedented move in Indian medicine, MCI, highest medical regulatory authority in India, has ordered to suspend registration of three doctors of a prominent Kolkata nursing home for a period of 6 months for “not appearing” before the MCI Ethics Committee to answer charges of medical negligence (see below MCI Order). For the first …

Calcutta HC Allows “Live” Videoconferencing For PBT President To Participate In Cases From USA, Wonders Why West Bengal Medical Council Opted To Stop It

In a historic verdict that may have far-reaching implications on all future cases including cases of “medical negligence”, Division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Asim Banerjee of Calcutta High Court dismissed an appeal filed by West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) today which prevented “live” internet videoconferencing from USA to allow PBT president, …

Historic Conference by PBT: Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Verma’s Daughter Demands Justice For Her Father and Sitting MCI Member Exposes Wide-spread Corruption Inside MCI

PBT hosted a historic public seminar at Rotary Sadan in Kolkata on Sunday in which at least 12 medical doctors also joined to raise their voice against medical corruption.  Subhra Verma, daughter of one of the most respected ex-CJI, Justice J.S. Verma, also described how her father became a victim of medical negligence by top …

Historic Public Seminar On “Law and Medical Corruption” in Kolkata on August 3, 2014

PBT will host an open public discussion forum on “Law and Medical Corruption” at Rotary Sadan (next to Nehru Children’s Museum) in Kolkata at 3 pm on Sunday (August 3).  This historic seminar will focus on various aspects of law against healthcare corruption and medical negligence.  A highly respected ex-chief justice of India (CJI), Justice …

Press Conference In Delhi On CBI Probe of MCI Members and Diagnostic Clinics Corruption

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, will host a press conference on Friday (August 1, 2014) at 1:30 pm at Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) building located at 5 Windsor Place in New Delhi.  PBT has lodged criminal complaints against 12 diagnostic centers across Delhi for corrupt practices of “commission”.  Also, CBI has initiated an investigation …

British Medical Journal (BMJ) Reports: “Medical Council of India Is Corrupt”, Says New Health Minister

One of the top International medical journals published from UK, “British Medical Journal” (BMJ) has cited in their latest issue that BJP leader and newly appointed central health minister, Dr. Harsh Bardhan, has admitted that the present Medical Council of India (MCI) is “corrupt” (see BMJ report below).  As PBT has frequently reported, MCI has …

Ketan Desai Saga: Gujarat HC Urges PBT To Lodge New Application To State Govt. For Removal Of Desai From Gujarat University

Gujarat High Court (HC) division bench of Justices Mr. Jayant Patel and Mr. Z.K. Saiyed disposed of the public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the inaction on part of Gujarat University (GU) after PBT lodged a complaint against disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai for his unlawful entry in the university senate with a direction …

No Income Tax on “Compensation” For Medical Negligence: SC Rebukes AMRI Hospital For Deducting TDS in Anuradha Saha Death Case

Supreme Court special bench of Justices Mr. C.K. Prasad and Mr. V. Gopala Gowda severely criticized AMRI hospital for deducting Rs. 1.06 crore for income tax as “tax deducted at source” (TDS) from the “compensation” imposed on the hospital for the wrongful death of Anuradha Saha, wife of PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha (news below). …

British Medical Journal Finds Indian Healthcare Corruption Double Than Rest Of The World, Highlights PBT’s Efforts To Include Non-doctors In Regulatory Bodies

The level of healthcare corruption in India is double to that of the rest of the world – this shocking finding was revealed in the top international medical journal, British Medical Journal (BMJ). In an editorial published in the latest issue of BMJ, it is claimed that wide-spread corruption among doctors and healthcare workers has …

New Health Minister Finds MCI As A “Source of Corruption”, Vouches To Cleanse MCI

Newly elected central health minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has called the Medical Council of India (MCI) as a “source of corruption” and promised that the BJP government will act promptly to cleanse MCI, highest body empowered to regulate medical education and take action against negligent and unethical doctors, in an interview published in Indian Express …

Healthcare Corruption In India In the Eyes Of A Foreign Doctor: Will The New Health Minister Listen?

British Medical Journal (BMJ), world-renowned medical journal published from UK, published a revealing experience of Dr. David Berger, an Australian doctor in Emergency medicine who volunteered to work in an Indian hospital recently, underscoring the harmful effects of the wide-spread corruption in Indian healthcare system.  Dr. Berger has found evidence of bribery and commission everywhere …

Major Victory For PBT’s Relentless Fight Against “Medical Negligence” And Healthcare Corruption: MCI Cancels License Of Top Surgeon For A Period Of Five Years For Unethical Practice And Negligent Treatment Causing Death Of A Housewife In Lucknow

PBT’s relentless effort to bring justice for all victims of “medical negligence” received a major boost today as Mr. Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, an ardent supporter and PBT life-member, was informed by Medical Council of India (MCI) that they have directed to cancel medical registration of Dr. Vipul Shah, a general surgeon in Lucknow, for a …

PBT Celebrates “Rogi Divas” (Patients’ Day): Seeks Immediate Intervention of Governor On Six Points To Prevent Medical Negligence And To Bring Justice For Victims

In celebration of “Rogi Divas” (Patients’ Day) today (May 28), PBT holds huge public seminar in Kolkata to spread public awareness about patients’ rights and fighting pervasive medical negligence in hospitals and nursing homes across India.  Earlier in the morning, PBT submitted a memorandum with the West Bengal Governor, Mr. M.K. Narayanan, with six-point demands: …

PBT Demands Full Investigation And Exemplary Punishment Of all Police Officers Involved With Fabricated Case Against Innocent PBT Members And Victims of Medical Negligence

PBT today filed an urgent petition with Kolkata Police Commissioner, Mr. Surajit Kar Purkayastha, seeking full investigation of Tuesday’s (May 20) falsified charges and blatant arrest of several PBT members and victims of medical negligence who gathered to peacefully protest against selection of Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, doctor convicted by Supreme Court for causing death of …

Brutal Police Assault On PBT For Peaceful Demonstration Against Mamata Banerjee’s Selection Of “Bangabibhushan” For Convicted Doctor: HC Issues Notice To Explain Criteria For Honoring Negligent Doctor Found Guilty By SC For Anuradha Saha’s Death

For the first time in PBT’s more than 13-year history of helping victims of “medical negligence” and fighting medical corruption, six innocent and law-abiding citizens were harassed, threatened, apprehended in a police van and detained at the police station for 5-6 hours only for appearing before the venue (Science City in Kolkata) to stage a …

West Bengal Govt. Gives Highest Honor To Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee Despite His Conviction By SC And Suspension Of License For Anuradha Saha’s Death: Case Filed Seeking Injunction On Award Ceremony Tomorrow

In a deliberate and sinister move to demoralize all victims of “medical negligence”, Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal has selected Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, notorious doctor held guilty by Supreme Court of India (SC) in 2009 for unethical, reckless and negligent therapy causing death of Anuradha Saha, to receive this year’s “Bangabibhushan”, highest award from …

MCI Declares All Decisions Taken by Previous Council Between 2010 and 2013 Void: Sinister Ploy To Revive Suspended Dr. Ketan Desai and Other Negligent/Corrupt Doctors

In an unprecedented move seemingly to revive disgraced ex-MCI president Dr. Ketan Desai and other negligent/unethical doctors who have been punished by the previous Council under “Board of Governors” (BOG), newly formed MCI Ethics Committee (EC) headed by present president, Dr. Jaysreeben Mehta, has decided to declare that all decisions taken by BOG between May, …

PBT Appeals To Health Ministry For Immediate Removal Of Dr. Ketan Desai From Dental Council Of India (DCI)

PBT has filed an urgent memorandum to the central ministry of health urging them to take immediate steps to remove disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai, from the Dental Council of India (DCI).  In his appeal, PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha has written to the secretary of central health ministry that Gujarat University’s recommendation to …

With A Suspended Medical License And Facing Criminal Trial, Dr. Ketan Desai Nominated To Dental Council of India By Gujarat University: Is This The Way Modi Government Plans To Rule India?

In another unbelievable and shameless act of brazen atrocity, Gujarat University (GU), under the ruling of the Modi Government, nominated disgraced ex-Medical Council of India (MCI) president, Dr. Ketan Desai, as their representative member for the Dental Council of India (see news below).  Only a few months ago, GU had nominated Dr. Desai to the …

Mamata Banerjee’s Government Has No Answer To The Question Of Patients’ Protection At AMRI Hospital Which Is “Broke”

Following submission of a new application in Supreme Court last week by Kolkata-base Advance Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) Hospital in which AMRI has claimed that they are financially broke and cannot pay the complete compensation (of Rs. 11.5 crore with interest) at this time which awarded for causing death of Anuradha Saha, wife of PBT …

AMRI Hospital Defies SC Order Once Again: Compensation Not Paid In Anuradha Saha Death Case, Hospital Claims Loss Of Crores Every Month

AMRI Hospital gives another bank draft of Rs. 1.3 crore today but they have once again brazenly defied Supreme Court (SC) order to pay the full compensation of Rs. 11.5 crore (including interest for the past more than 15 years) for causing death of Anuradha Saha, wife of PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha.  The Apex …

Why MCI Remains Silent About “Ethics Committee” Meetings To Decide Pending Complaints Against Negligent And Unethical Doctors?

For the past almost 1 year, there is absolutely no information posted on Medical Council of India (MCI) website about the current status of investigation of the numerous complaints lodged against doctors in India.  The last “Ethics Committee” minutes posted on MCI website is dated 24th May, 2013, long before the new MCI was constituted …

Times Now “NRI of the Year” Award Will Be Televised Across The Globe On Saturday (April 12): PBT President Awarded For Bringing The Message That “Human Lives Are Too Precious To Treat Negligently”

“Times Now”, India’s premier television network from the Times Group will broadcast the recent “NRI of the Year” award ceremony in India and across the globe at 6:30 pm (Indian Time) on Saturday, April 12.  PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, was elected as the only NRI for this award under “My India” category for making …

MCI Declares Names Of 15 “Fake” Doctors Obtained Registrations By “Cheating” And “Forgery” Only On Their Website Raising Serious Questions About Competency And Honesty Of India’s Apex Medical Body

Medical Council of India (MCI) has posted a “public notice” on their website containing names of 15 doctors who have “cheated” and “forged” documents to obtain registration numbers from the apex medical body (see the “Public Notice” below).  Obviously, these are bogus doctors without proper medical knowledge and they should be considered as nothing more …

Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, Another Close Ally Of Ketan Desai Becomes MCI Member: CBI Found Dr. Mishra Guilty For “Gross Irregularity” And Recommended “Major Penalty” In The Last MCI

In the ongoing saga of establishing new MCI with tainted doctors who have been close to disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai, the latest addition is Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, who was inducted as a new member during the MCI general body meeting last week.  Ironically, CBI investigation of corruption and money laundering within MCI …

“NRI of the Year 2013”: PBT President Calls For Better Awareness and Corruption-free Healthcare Delivery System in India

PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha accepted the first-ever “NRI of the year 2013” award from Central Minister for Non-resident Indians (NRI), Mr. Vayalar Ravi, and noted movie director from Bollywood, Mr. Nagesh Kukunoor, on Monday (March 24) in a star-studded award ceremony held at Trident Hotel in Mumbai.  Dr. Saha was elected through online voting …

MCI Member Elected From King George Medical University Through “University” Quota Knowing That He Would Retire From University In A Few Months

Dr. Devendra.K. Gupta was elected last December to the newly formed Medical Council of India (MCI)  from the King George Medical University (KGMU) in U.P. under Section 3.1b of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (IMC Act, 1956).  The Section 3.1b of IMC Act, 1956 allows each medical university to send one representative to MCI.   …

MCI Selects Tainted Doctor and Known Crony Of Ketan Desai As Chairman Of Prestigious “Academic Council” Who Was Found Guilty By CBI For Shady Deals With Building Construction: PBT Appeals To Health Ministry For Removal Of Executive Committee Members

Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, a tainted doctor and well-known crony of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, was recently selected as the chairman of the important “Academic Council” by the new MCI.  This is the latest of the hosts of scandals exposed showing the firm grip that Dr. Desai has on the present MCI which …

At Least 30 Patients Die In U.P. Due To “Doctors’ Strike”: PBT Seeks CJI’s Intervention

At least 30 patients have died as a result of the recent “doctors’ strike” in Utter Pradesh (U.P.).  PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha has written to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India (CJI) today seeking his urgent intervention to end the “doctors’ strike” (see letter below).  While PBT appreciates the grievances of the striking doctors …

Health Minister Is Shielding Dr. Ketan Desai and His Cronies: Transferred Secretary’s Letter Reveals

An official letter written by former health secretary, Mr. Keshav Desiraju, who was removed from Health Ministry last month by health minister Mr. Gulam Nabi Azad has revealed that Mr. Azad was not happy with Mr. Desiraju’s concerns about return of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai and his cronies to the highest medical regulatory …

PBT’s “Contempt” Petition In SC Brings New Laws Allowing “Non-advocates” To Represent Victims of “Medical Negligence” In Consumer Courts

A major victory for all consumers and victims of “medical negligence” was achieved today (Feb. 24) in the Supreme Court as the “Contempt” petition filed by PBT against National Consumer Forum (NCDRC) was disposed of by the division bench of Justices Mr. T.S. Thakur and Mr. C. Nagappan (SC Contempt Petition No. 158/2002; People for …

License of New Jersey Doctor Revoked for Performing Surgery Without “Proper Training”

In a remarkable demonstration of intolerance against medical negligence, New Jersey medical board (akin to state medical council in India) has unanimously decided to revoke the medical registration of an anesthetist, Dr. Richard Kaul, for doing surgery without proper education and training as reported in British Medical Journal (BMJ 2014, vol. 348).  The New Jersey …

Justice At Last: National Consumer Commission (NCDRC) Awards Over Rs. 5 Crore Compensation For Negligent Death Based On Apex Court Verdict In Anuradha Saha Death Case

A hugely benevolent and direct effect of the historic judgment passed last October by Supreme Court awarding over Rs. 11.5 crore against several senior doctors and AMRI Hospital in Kolkata for Anuradha Saha’s death from “medical negligence” has been reflected in a big way for the first time as the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission …

Honest Health Secretary Transferred Allegedly To Make Easy Return Of Disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai Back To MCI: PBT Sends Urgent Appeal Seeking Prime Minister’s Intervention

In yet another blatant move by the dubious central health ministry, Mr. Keshav Desiraju, a well-known and upright Secretary in the health department was transferred by the health minister.  The question is “why”?  When the entire healthcare system is reeling under allegations of wide-spread incompetence and corruption with public discontent growing day by day, why …

Apex Court Directs AMRI Hospital To Pay Rs. 2 Crore By February 6 And Rest Within 2 Months

Order passed on 30th January, 2014 by Supreme Court division bench of Justice Mr. C.K. Prasad and Justice Mr. V. Gopala Gowda in the historic “medical negligence” case for the wrongful death of Anuradha Saha was posted in SC website today (attached below).  According to this order, Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital must pay Rs. 2 crore …

Anuradha Death Case In Supreme Court: AMRI Pays Rs. 1.6 Cr., Must Pay Rest Rs. 10 Cr. In Two And Half Months, Contempt Still Pending

A special bench of Justices Mr. C.K. Prasad and Mr. V. Gopala Gowda in Supreme Court today rejected plea by AMRI Hospital who had sought 1 year extra time to pay the highest-ever compensation of more than Rs. 11.5 crore for the wrongful death of Anuradha Saha who died from gross medical negligence by three …

Fallout Of SC Verdict In Anuradha Saha Case: IMA And Private Hospitals Demand “Cap” To Shield Negligent Doctors/Hospitals, PBT Calls On “Good” Doctors To Fight Medical Corruption

While Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) leaders including Dr. Devi Shetty who is also the chairman of Narayana Health (a hospital chain) have started criticizing the historic Supreme Court judgment in Anuradha Saha death case and clamoring in demand of a “cap” (limited amount of compensation) to protect …

IMA Spreads False Information To Save Disgraced Ex-MCI President Dr. Ketan Desai

PBT has obtained documents showing that Indian Medical Association (IMA) moved an application with World Medical Association (WMA) claiming that disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai, should be reinstated as WMA president because all charges against him have been dropped by the Indian authority.  Dr. Desai had plundered medical education and healthcare delivery system as …

MCI Vice-president Issued False Medical Certificate To Help Top Political Leader Jailed Under Foreign Exchange And Prevention Of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA Act, 1974): PBT Appeals To Health Minister For Immediate Removal From MCI

In yet another despicable display of evidence of corruption in Indian healthcare system, PBT obtained document (under RTI Act) showing that the newly elected MCI Vice-president, Dr. Bhirmanandam, was previously found guilty for unethical act to help a top political leader in Tamil Nadu.   According to the information obtained from state health department, Dr. …

PBT Holds Huge Rally At Jantar Mantar: Brings Support From AAP To Cleanse Healthcare Corruption

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, met Delhi health minister of AAP party, Mr. Satyendra Kumar Jain, yesterday urging him to take action against the pervasive corruption in Medical Council of India (MCI) and Delhi State Medical Council (DMC) to improve healthcare delivery system and to prevent pervasive medical negligence.  After the meeting with the health …

Join Open Seminar On Patients’ Rights And Medical Negligence: PBT Celebrates 12th Anniversary On Monday (Dec. 30) In Kolkata

The 12th Anniversary of establishment of People for Better Treatment (PBT) will be held in Kolkata at “Kala Kunge” (in “Kala Mandir” premise at 48 Shakespeare Sarabi, Kolkata 700017) at 4 PM on Monday (December 30, 2013) to spread awareness about patients’ rights and to bring hope of justice for all victims of medical negligence …

PBT Opens New Support Center In Delhi, New Center In Chennai To Be Inaugurated On Saturday, December 21

In the presence of PBT President, Dr. Kunal Saha and other dignitaries and many victims of medical negligence, a new support center to serve people of Delhi and surrounding areas was inaugurated at the IWPC center in central Delhi yesterday.  The new support center (see address under “Our People”)  in Delhi will be run under …

Open Public Seminar On Medico-legal Issues On Tuesday (Dec. 17) In Connaught Place, Delhi: New PBT Support Center For Victims of “Medical Negligence”

An open public seminar will be held on Tuesday (December 17, 2013) at 4 PM at Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC), 5 Windsor Place (between Le Meridian and Sangrila Hotels in Connaught Place), New Delhi on “medical negligence” and problems in Indian healthcare system.  Dr. Kunal Saha, PBT president who was recently awarded highest-ever compensation …

MCI To Elect Next MCI President But It Will Be Contingent Upon Pending Writ Petition In Calcutta High Court

Supreme Court on Monday (December 9) did not grant stay of the proposed Medical Council of India (MCI) meeting scheduled to be held on December 10-11, 2013 where the next MCI president and vice-president would be chosen by members who already have bee elected and/or nominated from different states as the Apex Court said that …