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MCI Ignores Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Order To Disclose Information About Dr. Ketan Desai And Status Of Investigation Of Complaints Against Doctors

In a historic judgment delivered on 2nd February, 2017, the Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to provide all information pertaining to the case against disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, and to put up detail of the minutes of the Ethics Committee meetings on investigation of complaints or medical negligence or ethical violations by doctors in India on MCI website within a maximum period of three weeks. This case was filed by the PBT under the RTI Act, 2005 after repeated requests for information were denied by the MCI. After more than four weeks, MCI has brazenly flouted CIC’s order and refused to provide any information despite repeated reminders from the PBT. When PBT tried to contact MCI Secretary, Dr. Reena Nayaar, who is also the Appellate Authority for RTI Act in MCI, she refused to answer any question and disconnected the phone. PBT has lodged a new appeal with the CIC today bringing this deplorable act by the MCI and requesting the highest information commission in India to take exemplary punitive action against MCI and Dr. Reena Nayaar for their deliberate and contemptuous behavior.

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