Month: June 2018

PBT Files SLP In Supreme Court Challenging Calcutta HC Order Of Rs. 10 Lakh Advance-deposit Before Hearing PIL

PBT has filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the Calcutta High Court interim order passed two weeks ago. The Calcutta High Court directed that PBT must put an advance deposit of Rs. 10 lakh before the court may hear a public interest litigation (PIL) in which PBT had sought court’s …

Calcutta High Court Demands Rs. 10 Lakh Advanced Deposit Before Hearing Of PIL To Decide “Maintainability”: Shocking Signal To All NGOs Fighting For Social Justice

In an unprecedented and shocking blow to all registered humanitarian organizations (NGOs) that are working to help ordinary people of India find social justice through public interest litigations (PILs), Calcutta High Court (HC) passed an unprecedented order directing PBT to make a hefty advance deposit of Rs. 10 lakh even before hearing to decide whether …

Question In M.D. Exam Asks About Violence Against Doctors And Its Solutions – Will The Answer Include Lack Of Public Trust And Failure Of Medical Councils To Take Action Against Negligent Doctors?

In the written exam held earlier this month at the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow for doctors in the program for obtaining post-graduate degree in medicine (M.D.), a question simply asked, “Write briefly on violence against doctors: Causes, effects and solution“. A valid point may be raised whether this question at all belongs in …

PBT’s PIL To Help Victim: Calcutta HC Wants Rs. 10 Lakh Deposit Before Allowing Exhumation And Post-mortem Of A 6-month Old Victim Of Alleged Medical Negligence

In a stunning development during hearing of a PIL filed by PBT seeking court’s permission to exhume the body of 6-month old baby and perform post-mortem to help in search of justice, Calcutta High Court division bench presided by the chief justice said that they may allow the writ petition provided PBT makes an advance …

PBT Sends Contempt Notice To Police For Remaining Silent After Court Ordered To Initiate Criminal Investigation Against Deregistered Doctor And Apollo Clinic In Kolkata

PBT sent a legal notice today to the Bidhan Nagar (North) police station demanding immediate registration of FIR to initiate criminal investigation against one Dr. Barun Chakraborty, a gynecologist and Apollo Clinic in Kolkata where Dr. Chakraborty continued treating patients even after his medical registration was suspended by the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC). Suspension …

West Bengal Medical Council Pays Rs. 45,740/- Legal Expenses To Defend It’s President, Dr. Nirmal Maji, In Personal Criminal Case Against Him

PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, lodged a private complaint case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 120b (“criminal conspiracy”) and section 500/501 (“criminal defamation”) against West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president and a sitting MLA for the ruling TMC party, Dr. Nirmal Maji, for his verbal abusive and defamatory attack after Dr. Saha criticized the …