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Criminal Case For Bribery Against Dr. Ketan Desai Is Delayed Again As Co-accused Takes Foreign Trip

Disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai, was caught red-handed by the CBI on 22nd April, 2010 for taking a huge bribe from a private medical college allegedly in exchange of granting MCI recognition to admit MBBS students. Seven years later, criminal trial against Dr. Desai is still delayed on one ground or another as Desai roams free on bail. During this long delay in the justice delivery system, Desai also managed to recapture the coveted post of World Medical Association (WMA) president (with help from his unprincipled medical cronies in MCI/IMA) by virtue of which, the biggest medical mafia in Indian medicine attends conferences and delivers lectures on medical ethics and good medical practice. This is the irony for the “good” doctors and millions of hapless patients of India.

When the criminal case against Desai came up for hearing last month before the CBI court in Patiala House in Delhi, one of the co-accused in the same corruption case, Mr. J.P. Singh (who was allegedly involved as a conduit for bribing Dr. Desai) was allowed to travel to USA/UK on a personal ground and as such, the case was adjourned again to 25th May, 2017. The long and sordid saga of Dr. Ketan Desai and deep-rooted corruption in the MCI and IMA has not only damaged credibility of the entire medical community in India, it has also caused further erosion in public trust on doctors. We hope that the CBI will work harder to bring justice to all the corrupt individuals including Dr. Desai who are responsible for the present abysmal condition of medical education and healthcare delivery system in India.

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  • R N Srivastava April 23, 2017, 10:22 am

    I suggest that the matter be brought to the notice of Prime Minister’s office and failing that to the Notice of Supreme Court of India & Law Commission of India.

  • ARVIND MISHRA April 26, 2017, 7:07 am

    This is a classic example, if some one dare to fight against corrupt doctors in India.
    That,s why doctors have lost trust and respect among common people

  • Parag April 29, 2017, 12:04 am

    I agree with the comment from Mr Srivastava. This is blatant corruption & dillydallying in a highlighted case and should be taken up to the PMO office for faster settlement. A case can also be lodged on change.org to provide visibility on the proceedings and to expose the prevailing corruption in MCI to general public. This could also ensure that such an important case against the medical mafia is not undermined.

    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

  • R N Sen May 4, 2017, 3:05 am

    Available in indiamedicaltimes.com medical education news………
    For information please… as his activity has lead to uncertainty of so many medicos and staff:-

    MEDICAL EDUCATION NEWS
    Medicos left in the lurch as Gian Sagar Medical College closes

    Monday, April 17, 2017 Chandigarh: With power and water supply disconnected, and the doors of most rooms, including classrooms, locked, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital at Banur, about 35 km from Chandigarh, appears as virtually closed.
    The employees, including faculty, have not received their salaries since October last year. No classes have been held after January. Exams are round the corner but students don’t know whether they will be able to appear in them, reports HT.
    “We don’t know what happens next. It’s a deserted place now with no power and water, and no staffers as they haven’t been paid for six-seven months now,” said Dr A S Sekhon, dean of Gian Sagar Medical College, which has 100 MBBS seats.
    “Whether students get to sit in exams will depend on Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, which would know that there have been no classes for two months now,” added Dr Sekhon.
    The medical college first came to the limelight in April 2010 when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Dr Ketan Desai, then president of the Medical Council of India (MCI), for allegedly “accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore” and “entering into a conspiracy” with “his tout” J P Singh and Dr Sukhwinder Singh, vice chairman of Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust to grant permission to Gian Sagar Medical College for admission of students for 2010-2011 for different courses for which the college reportedly did not have the required facilities.

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