Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Medical Council has been reported to have sent a show-cause notice to a doctor who had been found practicing despite being temporarily barred by the council.
The concerned doctor had been temporarily barred from the council for allegedly performing sex determination and sex-selective abortions and other violations under the PC-PNDT Act. TOI reports that in 2015, health department officials had caught Dr Ramchandran wheeling a woman into an operation theatre for sex-selective abortion and seized the ultrasound machine and documents. The case, being heard by a Neyveli court, was also referred to the state medical council which, based on an investigation, decided to remove his name from the medical register until further orders.
As per council rules, no doctor can practice unless registered with the council. If found guilty of the violations of the ban, the doctor may face permanent removal from the register of medical practitioners or may even face a imprisonment upto 1 year informed Dr Senthil