In a report published today by the popular online journal “The News Minute”, WMA Secretary-General, Dr. Otmar Kloiber and their spokesperson, Nigel Duncan, have claimed that according to their information, all cases against Dr. Ketan Desai have been dropped by the CBI and he has been given acquitted from all charges of corruption by the Indian authority. The WMA had no answer as the reporter simply pointing to the online Indian court site that clearly shows that the “Corruption Cases No. 11/12 of 2012” is still ongoing before Judge Shri Gurdeep Singh at the Patiala Court in Delhi with the last date of hearing on August 3, 2016 (see the full news report below; the report can also be accessed at the link http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/ketan-desais-election-wma-can-ethics-body-have-moral-power-if-it-cant-keep-clean-house.
Desai was installed last week as the WMA president for 2016/2017 through a seemingly fraudulent claim by the top leaders of IMA and MCI including IMA president, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal and MCI Ethics Committee members Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr. Vinay Aggarwal and Dr. Sudipto Roy, all of whom have been well-known medical cronies for Desai for a very long time. Selection of Desai, perhaps the most corrupt medical man in Indian medical history, as the supreme leader of the world medical body has generated a huge turmoil across the international medical community. People of India are hardly any strangers to the news of corruption in our healthcare and medical education system. But the bigger question that must be raised is why the “foreign” leaders of WMA played along with this corruption to make the tainted Indian doctor as the WMA president?