Month: August 2014

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 …