State Medical Councils

Punjab Medical Council Shielding Negligent Doctors: Capricious Rejection of RTI Application

The Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has refused to provide information about the status of complaints against negligent doctors in the most blatant and deplorable fashion.  As part of our attempt to evaluate how different state medical councils have been handling complaints against their medical colleagues, PBT recently sought information about the status of complaints from 26 medical councils across …

West Bengal Medical Council Stalls Election: No Funds from State Government

In a shocking revelation, Mr. D.K. Ghosh, Registrar of the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) has informed PBT president that although election to form a new Council should have occurred last year, this election is “stalled due to non-receipt of adequate fund from the State Government” (see Mr. Ghosh’s letter below). Thus, the present members …

Election in West Bengal Medical Council: Appeal to All Registered Doctors In West Bengal

The West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) is responsible for the acute loss of public trust on doctors in the state. Unfortunately, most registered doctors never voted or have any knowledge about Council’s election allowing only a handful of politically-motivated medicos manipulate the Council, damaging the goodwill of all doctors. The WBMC will soon hold election …

No More Doctors’ Strike “Under Any Circumstances”: Delhi Medical Council

In a histroic order that may have far-reaching consequences on improving the standard of healthcare in India, Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has declared that doctors cannot resort to strike “under any cricumstances”. This historic order was passed by the DMC in response to PBT’s complaint against the doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi when …

License Suspension by MCI a Farce: Gujarat Medical Council Takes No Action and Closes All Cases against Dr. Ketan Desai

In a shocking display of mockery of the medical justice delivery system, the Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) has decided to close all investigations against Dr. Ketan Desai and acquitted him from all charges in a letter received by PBT yesterday (see GMC letter below). The Medical Council of India (MCI) had directed the GMC to summarily suspend …

Governor Assures Investigation of the West Bengal Medical Council

On the occasion of the 9th Anniversary of PBT, a historic public rally was held today (Dec. 30) at Metro Channel in Kolkata where many victims of “medical negligence” attended coming from distant places. A PBT delegation met with the West Bengal Governor, Mr. M.K. Narayanan, and delivered a memorandum demanding immediate disbandment of the …

PBT To Meet WB Governor On Dec. 30: A Historic Rally To Dissmiss West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC)

A historic public rally will be held on 30th December, 2010 (Thursday) at 2 PM at the “Metro Channel” (across Metro Cinema) in Kolkata on the occasion of the 9th Anniversary of the “People for Better Treatment” (PBT). The main theme for this public rally will be a call for immediate disbandment of the West …