Month: March 2011

Supreme Court Issues Notice Against Ketan Desai’s Election in Gujarat Univ. Senate

 In a major development that would have important implications on future of healthcare in India, the Supreme Court division bench of Justices Mr. G.S. Singhvi and Mr. A.K. Ganguly has admitted PBT’s appeal today (March 28, 2011) challenging Gujarat High Court’s dismissal of our PIL last December and issued notices to Dr. Ketan Desai and Gujarat …

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 …

PBT Launches Massive Campaign to Uncover Corrupt Practices in the MCI and State Medical Councils

PBT has started a massive campaign to unravel corruption and stop deliberate protection of the negligent doctors by the doctor-only members in the Medical Council of India (MCI) and state medical councils across India. It is a common knowledge today that the medical councils primarily function to shield their errant medical colleagues without caring for the …

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 …

PBT Appeals to Minister for Overseas Indians to Join PIL Against Dr. Ketan Desai and Stop Discrimination Against NRIs

PBT’s appeal against the Gujarat High Court’s dismissal of PIL against Dr. Ketan Desai’s election to the Gujarat University Senate will be taken up by the Supreme Court (SC) on March 28, 2011. The Gujarat HC made a clearly discriminatory observation that non-resident Indians (NRIs) have no “public interest” for people living in India and …

MCI Again Delays Ketan Desai And Anuradha Saha Cases: Charges Of Financial Irregularities Also Surface Against the “Board of Governors”

Medical Council of India (MCI) deputy secretary, Reena Nayyar, has informed that while PBT’s appeal for cancellation of Dr. Ketan Desai’s license was adjourned till April, the Ethics Committee has “reserved” judgment for punishment of the two senior Kolkata doctors (Sukumar Mukherjee and Baidyanath Halder) for the wrongful death of Anuradha Saha, whose death 13 …

Why The New MCI Is Playing the Old MCI’s Dirty Game Of “Silence”?

Despite a great deal of public interests with the two major appeals pending before the Ethics Committee of the newly formed Medical Council of India (MCI) for permanent cancellation of registrations of Dr. Ketan Desai (corrupt ex-president of MCI) and Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee/Dr. Baidyanath Halder (found guilty for causing death of Anuradha Saha), the “Ethics …