Month: May 2015

PBT Celebrates “Patients’ Day”, Calls For Immediate Action Against Medical Corruption

“Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) was celebrated today (May 28) in a packed auditorium in Kolkata to commemorate patients’ rights and to bring awareness about medical negligence. PBT president, Kunal Saha, spoke through video-conference from USA and demanded that government must take action to eradicate the wide-spread corruption that has crippled Indian’s healthcare and medical education …

PBT Presses West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) for Suspension of Medical Licenses: Two Weeks After HC Order, WBMC Remains Silent As 8 Negligent Doctors Continue Practice

Division bench presiding by Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court passed an unequivocal judgment on 5th May, 2015 declaring that WBMC must act in accordance to the order from Medical Council of India (MCI) for suspension of medical registrations of 8 negligent doctors who snatched away four precious lives in hospitals across West Bengal. After …

Effect of PBT’s Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court: MCI Directs State Medical Councils to Take Disciplinary Action Against Striking Doctors

In view of the judgment passed by the Supreme Court of India in response to the PIL filed by our organization (PBT) in SC Writ Petition No. 316/2012 against “doctors’ strike”, Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular to all State Medical Councils (SMCs) directing them to take cognizance of all matters related …