Month: September 2014

SC Rejects Review Petitions Filed By AMRI Hospital and IMA: Principles Framed In Anuradha Saha Death Case For Quantum Of Compensation Will Now Be Applicable In All Cases Involving “Medical Negligence”

Another major hurdle against equitable justice for victims of “medical negligence” was crushed this week as a division bench of the Apex Court dismissed the Review petitions filed by AMRI Hospital and Indian Medical Association (IMA) challenging last year’s highest compensation (Rs. 11.5 crore) awarded against AMRI Hospital and three senior Kolkata doctors (Sukumar Mukherjee, …

CBI Raids Medical Council of India (MCI) And Residences Of Top MCI Officials To Recover Bribe Money Paid By Medical College In Kerala

In yet another shocking development, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) simultaneously raided MCI office and homes of several top MCI officials including Additional Secretary, Dr. Prasanna Raj and Deputy Secretary, Dr. Anshu Sethi as well as the residence of principal of Somervell Medical College in Kerala.  The CBI raided these compounds and residences based on …

IMA Vice-president, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal Claims That Dr. Ketan Desai’s Suspended License Was Reinstated Long Ago By MCI Without Any Information To Complainant, Dr. Kunal Saha

In another mind-boggling twist to the ongoing saga involving corrupt ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai and his dubious selection as World Medical Association (WMA) president for 2016, in an interview given to Times of India today, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Sr. Vice-president of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and also a member of Medical Council of India …

World Medical Association (WMA) Is Hoodwinked By Ketan Desai’s Cronies To Make Him WMA President For 2016: PBT Seeks Urgent Intervention By Health Minister

In another unbelievable twist to disgraced ex-MCI president Dr. Ketan Desai saga, PBT has come to learn that medical cronies of Desai were able to hoodwink World Medical Association (WMA) to select him as WMA president for 2016.  Dr. Ketan Desai, who became MCI president in 2009, was caught red-handed by the Central Bureau of …

MCI Vice-president Does Not Deny Presence Of A “List” With Names Of Candidates Distributed at a Dinner Party Hosted By Ketan Desai on 9th December All of Whom Won MCI Election Held on 10th December

Since first publication of the news of PBT’s new writ petition (PIL) filed in Supreme Court with serious allegation of rigged MCI election on 10th December, 2013 seeking CBI investigation, in an interview given yesterday to The Telegraph, MCI Vice-president, Dr. C.V. Bhirmananandam, has virtually admitted that at a dinner party on 9th December, 2013 …

Election of MCI President/Vice-President and Executive/Post-graduate Committee Members Was Rigged by Influence from Dr. Ketan Desai and His Cronies: PIL Filed in Supreme Court by PBT

PBT has filed a writ petition (PIL) in Supreme Court seeking CBI investigation of the election held on 10th December, 2013 that elected the present MCI president/vice-president and members of important Executive/Post-graduate Committees.  PBT has also sought immediate removal of the MCI president/vice-president and members of Executive/Post-graduate Committees to be replaced by a neutral Committee/Board …

Calcutta HC Hears Case Against Highest State Honor For Convicted Doctor: Another Scam By Mamata Banerjee Government?

Exposing the ugly face of corruption inside Mamata Banerjee’s government which is already reeling under the huge Saradha Chit Fund scam investigation by CBI, Justice Mr. Tapabrata Chakraborty of Calcutta High Court heard a long argument today for alleged manipulation by Banerjee government for selection of candidates for the prestigious Bangabhibushan award, highest accolade given by the …

CBI Director Privately Met Five Times With Disgraced Ex-MCI President Ketan Desai As Corruption Case Against Desai Still Lingers In CBI Court

After Supreme Court intervened in the ongoing coal-scam case, it is revealed yesterday that CBI Director, Ranjit Sinha, met with many notorious accused who have been charged with corruption including disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, who was caught red-handed by CBI in 2010 for taking bribe from a private medical college allegedly in exchange …

MCI Refuses To Disclose Past Communications With Health Ministry Under UPA Government

In reply to specific information sought by PBT from Medical Council of India (MCI) under RTI Act, 2005, public information officer (PIO) of MCI has submitted that no letters/emails or other correspondence between new MCI president, Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta and Central Health Ministry between December, 2013 (when new MCI was established) and April, 2014 could …

British Medical Journal (BMJ) Article: Severe Criticism By Indian Doctors And Response By PBT President

Within days after BMJ, top international medical journal, published a thought-provoking debate-article on the role of large compensation against medical negligence in India, most doctors’ groups and individual doctors in India have erupted in severe criticism of the Apex Court’s judgment in Anuradha Saha death case.  BMJ has published one such sharp reaction from one …