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MP: PMO orders inquiry into doctors foreign trips funded by pharmas

MP: PMO orders inquiry into doctors foreign trips funded by pharmas

MP and Chhattisgarh : A foreign trip taken by around 30 doctors belonging to the two states may prove highly costly, as the PMO is reported to have ordered an inquiry into the details of the same. It is alleged that the said foreign trip was taken at the expense of pharma companies, a fact that completely goes against the code of Medical Ethics.

According to the complaint that has led to this inquiry, pharma companies had spent around Rs 2 Lakh each for 30 doctors for sending them to Italy.

Reports have now come out, that the PMO has now written a letter to the to the chief secretaries of the two states, asking them to initiate action against the errant doctors.

 This comes after the political pressure from parties demanding action from the government. In the month of May, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia had written a letter to Sharad Jain, MoS Health in Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government, demanding action against the accused doctors.
This was followed by the MP State Health minister, Narottam Mishra seeking a detailed report in this regard. With the report recently being submitted by the department, it shall be followed by a formation of a high-level committee which shall probe further into the allegations

the Medical Council of India through its respective state branches also had issued notices to these 30 doctors asking them to provide details of the properties, bank accounts as well as foreign travels made, especially about the ITALY visit

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    Look from all angle July 13, 2016, 4:07 pm

    It is very good to take this type of action , BUT so far does the government or the brain who has thought of this action against doctors , has made any concrete protection of bullying abusing beating doctors here and there by nonmedical brains when doctors have no way to save life or improve condition of patient ? Does that nonmedical brain or government has completely replaced the loss of doctors life , respect and lifetime worry of his or her family with shattering of dream ? Who the hell has given this idea that doctors want his patient to worsen and lose fame and want to get abused . What penalty has been given against those hooligans ? And what against THOSE WHO DID NOTHING when a doctor is beaten ? JUST THINK AS IF YOU ARE DOCTORS WIFE , HUSBAND , BROTHER OR SISTER . JUST ….THINK .

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    Look from all angle July 13, 2016, 3:59 pm

    It is very good to take this type of action , BUT so far does the government or the brain who has thought of this action against doctors , has made any concrete protection of bullying abusing beating doctors here and there by nonmedical brains when doctors have no way to save life or improve condition of patient . Does that nonmedical brain or government has completely replaced the loss of doctors life , respect and lifetime worry of his or her family with shattering of dream . Who the hell has given this idea that doctors want his patient to worsen and lose fame and want to get abused . JUST THINK AS IF YOU ARE DOCTORS WIFE , HUSBAND , BROTHER OR SISTER . JUST ….THINK

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    Dr rajeev jain July 13, 2016, 8:12 am

    What about the other companies like shoes undergarments tv vcr coolers ac food items tractos buke car companies who send there dealers or distributirs to foreign tours

  4. Why not investigate pharma companies too.How much they spend on their executives.Any complaint against doctors should first investigated by IMA first,a kind of departmental investigation,if found guilty penalties should soft ,like financial penalties ,warnings .Habitual offenders should be given harsher punishments.
    Directly cancellation of licence is too harsh a punishment,it is a question of survival of a doctor.
    Temptations are sometimes hard to resist ,human weakness.
    if doctors registration is to be cancelled ,pharma co, registration should also be cancelled simultaneously

  5. When our politicians go on their so called \”official jaunts \” to \”study\” the functioning of another country\’s public workings ,nobody bats an eyelid but when doctors are sponsored to give presentations for pharmaceutical companies ,everybody\’s got a problem . If some one can actually prove that there was preferential prescription of a certain brand or other favors received ,its another matter all together .Till then don\’t be so quick to judge. Most other countries ask doctors to prescribe the recommended international non proprietary name and let the pharmacist randomly pick as per availability.

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