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British Medical Journal (BMJ) Exposes Unethical Revenue Targets From Innocent Patients By Indian Private Hospitals, Highlights PBT’s Battle Against Medical Corruption

The British Medical Journal (BMJ), one of the top international medical journal, published a report yesterday showing glaringly “unethical” practice by private hospitals in India to make huge financial profit by forcing doctors to order needless diagnostic tests and surgical procedures in order to extract money from the defenseless patients. While unethical practice by many Indian doctors such as getting “commission” or financial kickback for referring patients is a common knowledge today, the BMJ article has exposed the deplorable fact that doctors in pricey private hospitals are pressured to generate more revenue from the patients through unnecessary medical procedures that sometimes may even bring serious danger to the hapless patients. The report has also acknowledged that the root of this colossal healthcare problem in India originates from the corrupt regulatory system including the Medical Council of India (MCI) and state medical councils (SMCs) as well as the inept government that has remained in deep slumber even on the face of such brazen cheating and violation of patients’ rights. The article has specifically acknowledged the good work that PBT has been performing over the years against the wide-spread medical corruption in India. The entire BMJ article is shown below that can also be seen online at http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4312

BMJ (Sept 3, 2015)

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  • Saileswar Chakrabarti September 6, 2015, 11:50 am

    All the points dealt in the article are absolutely true and can be proved from the hearings of all victims of medical negligence. The shocking part is that it is open secret and all in the administration and concerned regulatory authorities know it very well as evident from all the materials on record. So, what is the remedy? All the concerned regulatory authorities, ministries, etc. should be manned by persons whose honesty and integrity should be beyond question.