In a scathing rebuke to the editorial questioning the decision to promote disgraced Dr. Ketan Desai to the post of World Medical Association (WMA) president published last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) (see original editorial below),Indian Medical Association (IMA) president-elect, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, has not only staunchly defended Dr. Desai, he has also viciously attacked the authors of the BMJ editorial and suggested that they criticized Dr. Desai because they all had “vested interests” (see the BMJ correspondences below). However, Dr. Aggarwal, who frequently goes before the media in vociferous support of Dr. Desai, has provided absolutely no evidence as how the editors of a highly regarded international medical journal may have any interest for going against Dr. Desai.
Even more shockingly, Dr. Aggarwal has also said that IMA has already drawn conclusion that Dr. Desai is absolutely innocent in the main CBI bribery case (for which Dr. Desai was arrested in 2010 for accepting Rs. 2 crore from Gyan Sagar Medical College allegedly in exchange to granting MCI permission to admit MBBS students) based on information including internal reports from the health department. Ironically, CBI has already filed charge-sheet in this case with specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing against Dr. Desai who is waiting for the trial to begin. Does IMA leaders know more than the top law-enforcing agency in India or is it only a disgraceful attempt by Desai cronies who are in charge of the IMA and MCI to obstruct the course of justice to sway the course of the criminal trial for Dr. Desai, the biggest medical mafia in Indian medical history?