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Medical Council of India suspends leading Orthopedic Surgeon for practicing without license

Medical Council of India suspends leading Orthopedic Surgeon for practicing without license

Mumbai:  A leading orthopedic surgeon in Mumbai is now facing the wrath of the apex medical council, for continuing to treat patients with an expired license. The Medical Council of India has now suspended the said doctor for a period of 5 years.

TOI reports the case of Mumbai’s leading orthopedic surgeon with the Bombay Hospital Dr Muralilal Saraf, whose suspension order comes in response to a medical negligence complaint of 2014. Complainant  Nandini Suchde had alleged medical negligence on part of 8 doctors associated with the orthopedic department of the said hospital, in the treatment of her mother, who suffered from femur fracture, which allegedly led to her death.

In her complaint, she also pointed out that Dr Saraf had been practicing without necessary registrations as he never registered as an MS (Master of Surgery) with the state council or the MCI but continued to work for three decades at KEM Hospital.

It is reported that while the council unanimously exonerated seven doctors of all charges, held Dr Saraf guilty on account of lapsed registration. As a result, the ethics committee in a decision, which was upheld by the executive committee ordered the suspension of the doctor for a period of five years.

DIVIDED RESPONSE

The decision has drawn a mixed response from the members of the medical community, with some upholding the decision stating that the law is clear on the matter of registrations, while others calling this penalty as harsh.

Senior surgeon Dr Arsdhad Ghulam Mohammed speaking to TOI said, “If a doctor has failed to register his additional qualification, it can’t be said this is equal to driving a car without a license. Every doctor realizes he or she cannot practice without registration.“

However, the move has been opposed on the grounds that the MMC was itself dysfunctional for over a decade, being run by a court appointed administrator, adding that practice asking doctors to re-register with the council, every five years is unnecessary

Source: with inputs
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    Dr.Ravisekar chennai September 7, 2017, 11:02 am

    Is it necessary to reregister once in every 5 years?

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    DR. RABINDRA NATH TRIPATHY MD ( RADIO-DIAGNOSIS) September 6, 2017, 6:53 am

    IF A DOCTOR BY CHANCE FORGOT TO RENEW HIS REGISTRATION BEFORE EXPIRY AND THE SAME WAS DETECTED HE / SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMINDED TO DO SO . IMPOSING SUSPENSION FOR 5 YEARS IS A DRASTIC ACTION.MCI MUST BE CONSIDERATE IN SUCH MATTER . SUGGEST THAT THE STATE MEDICAL COUNCILS SHOULD REMIND THE DOCTORS WELL IN ADVANCE FOR RENEWALS . NOW MCI SHOULD CONSIDER SYMPATHETICALLY THE PRESENT CASE AND WITHDRAW THE SUSPENSION MAXIMUM WITH AN ADMONITION / WARNING AND ALLOW THE DOCTOR FOR RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION .

  3. plz god save our doctors. what the hell is MCI doing, MCI you don\’t have any problem with the RMP who don\’t even pass 10th class and who runs his show as a doctor, but you only have problem with the real doctors who work hard day and night to save the people.

  4. It is the stupidest thing asking doctors to register and they cannot practice without registration when in our country BAMS AND BHMS EVEN NOW BUMS can practice allopathic medicine why is the MMC or the state govt not doing anything about this

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    Dr N K Chandrasekaran September 5, 2017, 4:54 pm

    It is sheer nonsense. He is qualified in the speciality and it\’s a disgrace on MCI to disqualify him.