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MCI Selects Tainted Doctor and Known Crony Of Ketan Desai As Chairman Of Prestigious “Academic Council” Who Was Found Guilty By CBI For Shady Deals With Building Construction: PBT Appeals To Health Ministry For Removal Of Executive Committee Members

Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, a tainted doctor and well-known crony of disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, was recently selected as the chairman of the important “Academic Council” by the new MCI.  This is the latest of the hosts of scandals exposed showing the firm grip that Dr. Desai has on the present MCI which was formed only a few months earlier.  Dr. Mishra has been a long-time backer and close associate of Dr. Desai.  He had been in MCI during most of the time of Ketan Desai era until MCI was dissolved in 2010 following the arrest of Dr. Desai.  He also voted to make Dr. Desai MCI president in 2009.  The corrupt nature of Dr. Mishra was fully exposed after CBI found him guilty for shady deals with construction companies as a member of the MCI “Building Committee” between 2000 and 2005.  In fact, after a full investigation, CBI not only found Dr. Mishra guilty for his involvement with spurious building deals, but CBI also recommended “major penalty” against him (see CBI report below).  But instead of any “major penalty”, the new MCI promoted him as the chairman of “Academic Council” and more shockingly, exonerated him from all charges labeled against him by the CBI in an Executive Committee meeting held on 18th February, 2014.  PBT has lodged a formal complaint today with the Health Ministry seeking a full investigation of this sordid episode and demanding immediate removal of the Executive Committee members from MCI under Section 30A(2g) of “Indian Medical Council Amendment Ordinance, 2013” since their action is clearly detrimental to public interest which is prohibited under Section 30A(2g).  (see PBT’s letter to Health Ministry below)

Let to Health Ministry (March 7, 2014)

Annexure-B (Health Ministry, Mar 7, 2014) CBI Report

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  • MITTAL RK March 9, 2014, 3:02 pm

    SIR, LOT OF PVT MEDICAL COLLEGES SELL THEIR SEATS FOR CRORES. THEY PASS SUCH DOCTORS FROM THEIR OWN PVT UNIVERSITIES BY TAKING ANOTHER CRORE. NOWHERE THEY ARE TESTED FOR THEIR BASIC KNOWLEDGE BY GOVT ADMINISTERED TEST. MCI SAYS WE HAVE CHECKED COLLEGES AND RECOGNISED THEM. BUT NOWHERE QUALITY OF DOCTOR PRODUCED IS CHECKED. THESE UNCOMPETENT DOCTORS PLAY WITH OUR LIFE. COUNTRY HAS EVERY RIGHT TO KNOW IF THESE DOCTORS HAVE BASIC KNOWLEDGE BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO PLAY WITH OUR LIFE. IT IS HIGH TIME THAT GOVT ADMINISTERE LICENTIATE EXAM ON SUCH PVT COLLEGE STUDENTS GEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO PLAY WITH OUR LIFE

  • S.P. Manchanda March 10, 2014, 11:22 am

    IT IS IRONIC THAT MCI IS INTERESTED IN SELECTING ONLY TAINTED DOCTORS FOR IMPORTANT POSTS. DESPITE PBT EFFORTS TO CLEANS THE SYSTEM, MCI SEEMS TO IGNORE PEOPLE’S VOICE AND IS NOT INTERESTED TO RESTORE PUBLIC TRUST IN HEALTHCARE. SINCE CORRUPTION IN HEALTHCARE HAS DEEP ROOTS, PBT HAS TO PROMOTE AWARENESS TO CURB CORRUPTION AND ALSO FILE PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION FOR SOME EXAMINATION TO CHECK KNOWLEDGE BEFORE STUDENTS PASSING MBBS FROM PVT COLLEGE START PRACTICE IN MEDICINE.