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Press Conference by PBT: MCI Cancels Licenses of Doctors For Up To 5 Years In Several Bengal Hospitals On Charge Of “Medical Negligence”

PBT has called a press conference to be held at Calcutta Press Club in Kolkata at 5 pm tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 7) to present a historic development as Medical Council of India (MCI) directed to cancel medical registrations of a large number of doctors for a period ranging 6 months to 5 years on account of patients’ death from “medical negligence”. At least three victims whose loved ones died from gross medical negligence in hospitals across West Bengal came to PBT seeking justice several years ago. The West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) either delayed indefinitely or dismissed the complaints of these victims. Under guidance from PBT, these victims lodged appeals with MCI under sections 8.7 and 8.8 of “Code of Ethics Regulations” (these laws were created as a result of PBT’s PIL in Supreme Court in 2004). Last week, MCI has held doctors in all three cases guilty for medical negligence and directed WBMC to suspend their licenses to practice for a period of up to 5 years. With support from PBT, victims of medical negligence in other states across India have also started to see some glimpse of hope to find justice for the wrongful death of their loved ones. Detail of these cases will be posted soon.

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  • Maj Pankaj Rai (Retd) February 7, 2015, 9:51 am

    Kudos to PBT. I have a similar story to share. In a matter five years old, pertaining to the death of my wife, Medical Council of India has cancelled the registration of the transplant surgeon – Dr Ramcharan Thiagarajan for a period of one year. My writ appeal is pending in Karnataka High Court whereby I am seeking action against the former doctor for perjury and once perjury is established, deletion of the doctor’s registration permanently.

    • Dr.B.Ravi Kumar February 7, 2015, 7:56 pm

      If the registration is cancelled for life it will be a path breaking judgment.

  • Col C R Chitti Babu (Retd) February 7, 2015, 1:09 pm

    I am also fighting a case of medical negligence on my daughter’s behalf against a Pune hospital and two doctors in Mumbai State Commission. I need your help. My two mails to you are still not replied. Also kindly give me contact details of Maj Pankaj Rai (Retd). My mobile no. is 9970718321.

  • H M PRABHU February 9, 2015, 4:59 am

    Good beginning. May I request email I’d of Maj. Rai please?

  • Ganesh C Mandal February 9, 2015, 10:35 am

    PBT is doing very good work fot the helpless patients in india. As per press conference , we came to know that a large number of doctors from West Bangal got punishment for their medical negligence. This result will show in future , the doctors will be more alert before treatment of the patients. This is good for present and future doctors . Thanks to PBT for their fighting with medical negligence in India.

  • Seshadri R February 13, 2015, 3:55 am

    PBT is doing a very good job. But still WBMC is yet to take any action. The same is the true with GMC in regards to Ketan Desai’s case. We should request to Court to legislate as regards to this issue also when it comes to hearing, so that, in future medical negligence case is settled immediately.