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Cancellation of Dr. Ketan Desai’s License to Practice: “Legal Notice” Sent to MCI President, Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta

A “Legal Notice” was sent today to the MCI president, Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta, by the lawyer of PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, demanding that the MCI president must inform the present status of medical registration (license to practice) by disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai (see the “Legal Notice” below). Dr. Desai’s license to practice medicine and to participate in any medical council or conference was suspended “indefinitely” by the MCI vide an Order dated 9th October, 2010 in response to a complaint/appeal filed by Dr. Saha following Dr. Desai’s arrest by the CBI allegedly for taking bribe from a private medical college.

Since the complainant/appeal against Dr. Desai is still pending in MCI as no hearing in this matter has taken place for the past more than three years, Dr. Desai should still be barred from practicing medicine and his right to participate as a doctor in any medical council or conference should also remain suspended until final decision of the complaint/appeal against him is made by the MCI, as clearly stated in the MCI Order of 9th October, 2010. However, PBT recently obtained a document from Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, General Secretary of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and a staunch supporter of Dr. Desai, in which it has been claimed that soon after the present MCI was established and Dr. Mehta (a long-term close associate of Dr. Desai from Gujarat) was chosen as MCI president through a botched election in December 2013 (against which a separate PIL filed by PBT is pending in SC), MCI decided to reinstate Dr. Desai’s medical registration. If this claim made by Dr. Aggarwal is true, it is obvious that the MCI has already dismissed the complaint/appeal against Dr. Desai without holding any hearing to judge the merit of the allegations lodged by Dr. Saha. Repeated letters to the MCI over the past two years to know the status of the complaint/appeal against Dr. Desai have also fallen in deaf ears.

Dr. Saha’s advocate has issued the “Legal Notice” today with specific questions giving 7 days’ time to the MCI president to come clean and to clarify whether the complaint/appeal against Dr. Desai was dismissed by the MCI, as claimed by IMA, to allow Dr. Desai to practice medicine and granting him right to participate in medical council/conference which was revoked by MCI vide their Order dated 9th October, 2010. The “Legal Notice” has also raised other related questions including whether MCI has taken any disciplinary action against three MCI Ethics Committee members (Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Vinay Aggarwal and Dr. Sudipto Roy) as recommended by the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Mr. H.K. Jethi, for their sinister and deliberate misrepresentation to promote Dr. Desai for the prestigious post of the president of World Medical Association (WMA). Dr. Saha has informed that he will bring MCI and the unscrupulous medical leaders to the court if the MCI president refuses to respond to the “Legal Notice”.

MCI Legal Notice (Oct 15, 2015)

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  • Seshadri R October 16, 2015, 12:42 am

    Very good and nicely timed legal notice to MCI for details. The writ petition is coming up for hearing from 5th November 2015 and this will add fuel to fire.
    Keep up the momentum. I hope things will be in our favour.

  • Ganesh Mandal October 16, 2015, 9:37 am

    It was very important to submit the legal notice to MCI president. Now PBT did it. MCI president must reply legaly now. We will be waiting for November 5, 2015 which is very important day for us. We must win.

  • Mukesh Yadav October 16, 2015, 11:19 am

    I fully support this action. This will help in improving the Quality of Medical Education in India as well as corruption in medical education.

  • Saileswar Chakrabarti October 16, 2015, 11:28 am

    Well thought out strategy of Dr. Saha to send legal notice to the MCI President which would compel MCI President to come clean or to land the whole MCI in a fiasco. Let us wait for 5th November and fervently hope to get the justice from the Hon’ble Delhi High Court. Yes, Truth wins in the long run.

  • Dr. Markandey Keshari October 16, 2015, 8:47 pm

    It was neccessary to take legal action against Dr. Ketan Mehta in MCI. The President of MCI is blindly favouring Dr. Ketan Mehta,Ex-President of MCI.

    ( Dr. Markandey Keshari)

  • Dr.Markandey Keshari October 16, 2015, 8:51 pm

    Due to typographical error. please read Dr. Ketan Desai, Ex-President of MCI in place of Dr.Ketan Mehta.

    ( Dr. Markandey Keshari)

  • Parag October 16, 2015, 11:00 pm

    Hi All!

    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom” and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:

    http://www.change.org/p/medical-council-of-india-lilavati-hospital-cancel-license-expel-corrupt-nephrologist-hemant-mehta-prashant-rajput-who-killed-my-mom

    Thanks!
    Parag

    • Rohit Goyal October 18, 2015, 1:28 pm

      Hi Parag, Really sorry for your mother. Please share your phone number..want to talk to you.

      Rohit Goyal

  • Seshadri R October 19, 2015, 6:41 am

    The legal notice is served asking the replies in seven days i.e before 25th of this month, well before the trials. Even if they do not reply we can produce the legal notice in the court. If they give reply which also will serve as evidence what ever they give a true or fabricated reply.