Month: October 2021

Patients Suffer As Doctors In Kolkata Hospital Continue Unlawful “Doctors’ Strike”: PBT Files PIL Against Medical Council For Not Taking Disciplinary Action

PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha appeared in-person and received a “leave” from the only division bench functioning during the puja vacation in Calcutta High Court to file an urgent writ petition (PIL) yesterday (October 27) seeking immediate intervention by the court to stop the more than 2-week long “doctors’ strike” that has crippled regular medical …

Criminal Court for MPs/MLAs Indicts Bengal Medical Council President and Trinomool-Congress MLA, Dr. Nirmal Maji, Under IPC Section 500 for Criminal Defamation of PBT President, Dr. Kunal Saha, Trial To Start in Kolkata On November 20, 2021

The Special Court for MLAs/MPs charged with a criminal offense held West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president and recently elected MLA from the ruling Trinomool-Congress (TMC) party prima facie guilty for criminal defamation (under Indian Penal Code section 500) and ordered him to stand trial starting November 20, 2021. PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha filed …

National Medical Commission (NMC) Frames New Guidelines For “Criminal Negligence” And Arrest Of Negligent Doctors After 16 Years In Response To PBT’s Letter Threatening To Bring “Contempt” Case

Ethics section of National Medical Commission (NMC), highest medical regulatory authority in India, sent a letter this week to the Ministry of Health and PBT recommending new guidelines for arrest of a doctor under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 304A (“criminal negligence”). The Apex Court passed a historic judgment in 2005 in Jacob Mathews v. …