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MBBS Doctor, Technician get six months jail for running illegal pathology lab

MBBS Doctor, Technician get six months jail for running illegal pathology lab

Mumbai : In a trial that lasted five years at the magistrate’s court in Parbhani, the court has convicted an MBBS doctors as well as a technician for running an illegal pathology lab in the area. Convicted under the relevant provisions of the Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, the two have handed over six months imprisonment as well as a fine of Rs 5,000 each by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (Parbhani), reports Indian Express.

The punishment has been awarded to an MBBS doctor, Dr Saleha Kausar and her technician Mohammed Imran Gandhi for issuing pathological reports to patients without a adequately qualified to do so. The evidence of the same came through to a sting operation done by the local police, where it was revealed that Dr Kausar was a running pathology lab with only an MBBS qualification. Moreover, the “technician” Gandhi was also revealed to be having no medical/technical qualification, and was engaged in testing of samples, and was also providing his own signature on reports to patients.

The lab is also reported to have been running without any license/registrations.

 

 

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    manav deep singh October 2, 2016, 8:27 pm

    Is there any law which prevents an MBBS doctor from practicing pathology? To the best of my knowledge, there is no law which prohibits an MBBS doctor from practicing anything related to modern system of medicine except conducting medical termination of pregnancy. However, there are certain court judgments against practice of highly specialised surgeries by MBBS doctors.

  2. I am MBBS doctor. I have passed Pathology Exam doring 1st MBBS and converscent and Duely Taught and certified Pass in 1st MBBS PATH COURSE.
    BY VARTUE of this i shud be allowed to practice to that extend Path.
    Lab Tech BSc DMLT certified by Competent Auth. ..shud be allowed to repoert to that Extend. They can not be allowed to give HP report. Small Hands Small work. Self Employment cant be denied. Too shortage of PG PATHS. We..They .. wont reach Rural Area…not even in Cities.
    New Tecnology…Put blood and Report from other end. Can use of these machines be banned! MD also hand ovr That Report!
    Given case…MBBS and Tech …without Study cant opine.
    .

  3. NOTHING NEW, THERE ARE LAKHS OF SUCH LABS IN INDIA. ALL GOVERNMENT LABS IN PHCs,CHCs ARE ALSO SUCH LABS. PUNISH THEM TOO WITH 6 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT. PUNISH THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS RUNNING SUCH LABS IN PHCs,CHCs

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    abdul samad burhan October 1, 2016, 6:35 pm

    Also MBBS Doctors were appointed as Assistant pathologists based on MBBS qualification

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    abdul samad burhan October 1, 2016, 6:30 pm

    Basic investigation can be done without a pathologist.A Lab then needs a Biochemist, a Microbiologists and so on. Where will one get the specialists. Even in Hospitals and bigger Labs you find visiting pathologists.
    These days you have analyzers which are reliable. And specialized investigation are outsourced.
    The need of the hour is to raise the standards of the paramedical services. Otherwise things would remain legal in terms of qualification but worthless when it comes to quality

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    Dr Arvind kumar Dwivedi October 1, 2016, 10:09 am

    More then 70% pathology labs are owned & run by non -Pathologist in the country. Moreover cut-practice for pathology lab is taken for granted.There are very few labs which can survive on basis of genuineness of quality reports.
    Only & only greediness inside clinicians is responsible for this. Many a times investigations are advised & reports are not even properly seen. As objective of investigation advise was different.Whole process requires purification.

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