Month: November 2013

PBT Files PIL In Calcutta High Court To Stop Undemocratic Election Of New MCI President And Vice-president

PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha and two other doctors from West Bengal filed a new public interest litigation (PIL) in Calcutta High Court on Friday (November 29) seeking to stay the general body meeting to be held on December 10-11, 2013 to elect the next Medical Council of India (MCI) president and vice-president.  MCI was …

PBT Sends Legal Notice To World Medical Association (WMA) For Promoting Dr. Ketan Desai

A legal notice was sent to World Medical Association (WMA) president, Dr. Margaret Mungherera from Uganda, on behalf of PBT by a law firm in Ohio for not taking any action to remove disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai, from the post of president-elect (see below).  Using his sinister influence, Dr. Desai managed to grab …

PBT Appeals To Health Minister For Removal Of 17 Doctors From New MCI Who Helped Corrupt Ketan Desai Becoming MCI President In 2009

PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha has submitted an urgent appeal with Union Health Minister, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, urging the government to remove the names of 17 doctors (see the names below) who have been nominated and/or elected as members of the new MCI which is scheduled to be launched next month.  These 17 doctors …

Dr. Devi Shetty and IMA Demand To Limit Compensation For Death From Medical Negligence

Not even a month has passed since Supreme Court delivered a historic judgment in Anuradha Saha death case, medical leaders have started crying foul and leaders of Indian Medical Association (IMA) headed by famed cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty have now demanded that there should be a maximum limit (“cap”) of compensation that any doctor …

Sordid Saga Of Ketan Desai Continues: World Medical Association (WMA) Sits Idle After Lifting Ban On Desai Based On Erroneous Information

In a strange move which defies all logic and common sense, World Medical Association (WMA), an international medical group of doctors mostly from developing nations that has little recognition among doctors of developed countries, decided last month to lift ban on disgraced ex-MCI chief, Dr. Ketan Desai and reinstated him as the president-elect of this …

Another Doctor Falls Victim To “Medical Negligence”: HC Directs Tamil Nadu Medical Council For Prompt Investigation

Only 17 days after Supreme Court delivered a historic judgment on “medical negligence” in Anuradha Saha death case in which her husband and PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, became the “living” victim, another physician, Dr. Easwaran lodged a complaint of gross medical negligence for the wrongful death of his father (see news in Business Standard …

PBT Volunteers and Supporters To Run Workshop On Medical Negligence and RTI In Chennai On Sunday (Nov. 10)

With unprecedented energy and hope for the hapless patients and countless victims of medical malpractice sweeping India for the past two weeks since delivery of the historic Anuradha Saha case judgment by Supreme Court, group of long-time PBT volunteers and supporters have organized a public awareness workshop on “medical negligence” cases and how to use …

Wide Reactions to Anuradha Saha Judgment: Medical Community Claims “Cap” on Compensation As Victims of Medical Negligence See A Ray of Hope

Supreme Court of India delivered final verdict in the much publicized Anuradha Saha wrongful death case ten days ago – highest-ever compensation of about Rs. 11 crore (including interest) against a top Kolkata hospital (AMRI) and three senior Kolkata doctors including Dr. Sukumar Mukhrjee who still occupies the post of “chief adviser” in health for …