Month: December 2010

Gujarat HC Judgment in Ketan Desai Case: PBT to Move Appeal before the Supreme Court

The chief justice of Gujarat High Court, Mr. S.J. Mukhopadhaya, has just published the judgment dismissing PBT’s PIL against the election of Dr. Ketan Desai to the Gujart University Senate (read judgment here Gujrat HC Judgment (WP PIL 15-2010).  The HC dismissed the PIL because PBT’s president, Dr. Kunal Saha, is a non-resident Indian (NRI).  …

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 …

Strong Anti-NRI Views Expressed in Ketan Desai Case: Call To The “Overseas Indian Affairs” Minister To Intervene

The Gujarat High Court has dismissed the PIL filed by PBT challenging the dubious election of tainted ex-president of MCI, Dr. Ketan Desai, to the Gujarat University (GU) Senate. The HC has also imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 against PBT for filing a PIL without any “public interest”.  More shockingly, the HC has dismissed the …

Gujarat HC Rejects PIL Against Criminally-indicted Ketan Desai: PBT Will Move Supreme Court

The division bench of Gujarat High Court presided by chief justice Mr. S. J. Mukhopadhaya dismissed PIL filed by the PBT challenging the illegal election of tainted ex-head of MCI, Dr. Ketan Desai to the Gujarat University Senate. The HC also imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 because it felt that there was no “public interest” involved …

Why MCI Prefers To Do Business Behind Closed Doors?

The Ethics Committee of the newly formed Medical Council of India (MCI) deliberated on two high-profile cases on December 8, 2010.  The first case involves two “eminent” Kolkata doctors, medicine specialist Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee and dermatologist Dr. Baidyanath Halder, who were already found guilty for “medical negligence” (for the death of US-based child psychologist, Anuradha Saha) by the Supreme Court while the …