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Corruption Runs Beyond India’s Border as Ketan Desai Becomes World Medical Association (WMA) President: PBT Sends Legal Notice to MCI

In a shocking development exposing the pervasive nature of medical corruption beyond India, disgraced ex-Medical Council of India (MCI) president, Dr. Ketan Desai, was selected as the new WMA president yesterday (see news below). Dr. Desai was caught red-handed for taking huge bribe from a private medical college (when he was still MCI president) in a sting operation by the CBI in April, 2010. After spending more than 6 months in jail, Dr. Desai was released on bail as his medical license was also suspended for indefinite period by the MCI after PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, lodged a complaint for “professional misconduct” under the provisions of MCI Code of Ethics & Regulations, 2002. While Dr. Desai is still waiting for his criminal trial to begin and his medical registration remains suspended, he and his medical cronies in the MCI and IMA managed to make him president of the largest international medical organization using their political influence and evil power of corruption.

While imposing an indefinite suspension of Dr. Desai’s license, members of the newly formed MCI in 2010 (after MCI was dissolved and all members of Desai’s MCI were removed under mounting public pressure following Desai’s arrest) also directed that Dr. Desai is debarred from representing any medical group or association. With a sinister motive to repair Desai’s grossly tainted public image and to influence the outcome of his criminal prosecution, senior members of MCI/IMA including Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Sudipto Roy, Dr. Vinay Aggarwal (all IMA and MCI Ethics Committee members) and long-term Desai supporter and newly elected IMA president, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, went before the WMA and made a false claim that all charges against Dr. Desai have been dropped by the Indian authority based on which WMA decided to make Dr. Desai president of the world medical body in the most blatant and corrupt manner. Even the MCI Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) categorically found that the senior MCI/IMA members lied before the WMA to help Dr. Desai and directed the health department to take disciplinary measures against these sitting members of MCI/IMA in a scathing report in October, 2014 (see below). Almost two years have passed, MCI and Health Ministry have remained in a deep slumber and refused to take any steps to stop the biggest medical mafia of Indian medicine and a criminally-indicted Dr. Ketan Desai from assuming the prestigious post of WMA president. PBT has sent a legal notice to the MCI president and a well-known Ketan Desai crony, Dr. Jayshree Mehta, asking her to take immediate measures, as directed by the MCI in their order of Dr. Desai’s license suspension of 2010, to remove Dr. Desai from this unlawfully acquired post of WMA president. If the MCI and Health Ministry fail to take any action, PBT will move the appropriate court of law to bring an end to this sheer atrocity that has shaken the core of Indian and world medical community.

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  • Ganesh Mandal October 22, 2016, 11:16 am

    Very sad news that Dr. Ketan Desai ( unlawfully ) was selected as a new WMA president. PBT took very good step to submit a legal notice to MCI for urgent measure. Thanks to PBT. Time and date should be fixed to reply from MCI president and central Health Ministry.
    PBT can send a video picture of huge bribe taken by Dr. Ketan Desai in 2010 to World Medical Association ( WMA). Video picture of bribe should be posted again every where. PBT must win in this case. There is no doubt.

  • neeraj October 23, 2016, 6:46 am

    The ad in today’s print media has the following persons paying tribute to Dr Ketan Desai on his global appointment:

    Dr SS Agarwal, National President, IMA
    Dr KK Aggarwal, National President Elect, IMA; President Heart Care Foundation of India
    Dr A Marthanda Pillai, Imm Past National President IMA
    and
    Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, National President Elect IMA 2018

  • Dr. Basavaraj Modi October 23, 2016, 10:56 pm

    I did not surprise about the news that Dr. Kean Desai has been elected as President WMA, in spite of being charged & jailed for corruption charges when he was Chairman, MCI. In India we very rarely see rich & influential people being punished for their offences of any type. Law and law enforcing authorities either are weak or can be influenced by money and power.

    God save our mother land!

  • ARVIND MISHRA October 24, 2016, 1:37 am

    State medical councils are working only to save and protect doctors wrong doings.
    I am sure that majority of the doctors are good and honest…but there are enough doctors working only for money and if they are caught for wrong doings MCI corrupt officials are there to help them….off course not free of cost.
    The ethics committee members are unaware about any ethics…only money.Dis- honest doctors are ready to give wrong medical opinions…registrar medical council is a mediator to liaison with police…
    poor patients have no option…
    The MCI is a gang of white collar criminals…
    Consumer court takes years..
    actually help less situation for poor family members

  • Saileswar Chakrabarti October 24, 2016, 2:28 am

    This kind of administration in the medical council has been going on from time immemorial as evident from series of some concrete examples available on records. The main problems are regulatory authorities in India are not functioning in the true sense of the term. Had they taken some effective steps sincerely from the very beginning to stop corruption and maintain integrity, honesty and credibility in their respective administration, such shocking situation would not have developed and come to such stage. However, we, PBT and people of this country would continue our fight till we reach our goal.

  • Anonymous October 25, 2016, 10:06 am

    PBT’s work is highly appreciated. Best wishes for Dr. Kunal Saha for selfless work.

  • Meena Jain October 26, 2016, 2:15 am

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  • Parag October 29, 2016, 1:56 am

    This would be a win of evil…and is indeed a very bad news.

    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