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3 medical College professors to face Action for Private pracitce

3 medical College professors to face Action for Private pracitce

Mumbai: In a recent case of alleged private practice by government doctors, the Maharashtra government has written a letter to Maharashtra medical council (MMC) to take a strong action against the three professors of Yavatmal medical college for doing the private practice without permission.

The three medical college professors have been identified as Associate Professor (Paediatrics), Associate Professor (Medicine) and Associate Professor (Surgery) .

Citing the case of Dr Chavan, Yavatmal GMC dean told the daily that the said faculty was found to have participated in triathlon in Hyderabad and even completed it despite being on sick leave from the institute. “If you claim o be on sick leave and then participate in triathlon and carry out private practice by violating service conditions, an action is abounding to be taken,” he told The Indian Express.

It is alleged that these doctors have been bunking their official duties for their private practice. Their absense from the medical college became conspicuous when during a routine inspection at the college DMER officials found that all the three professors had been absent from duty for a prolonged period.

After the inspection done at college, the bureaucrats told the college collector Rajendra Deshmukh to submit the report of the absentee teachers with the names of the colleges where they were doing private practice.

Questioning whether these doctor were doing private practice and had the permission for the same, the Medical Education Department directed Yavatmal collector Rajendra Deshmkukh to submit a status report. In his report the collector confirmed that they were doing private practice listing out the various hospitals where the doctors were associated

“Rathod was practicing from 10 am to 8 pm, Janbandhu from 10 am to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm and Chavan from 10 am to 8 pm,” his letter stated.

The DMER later issued a show cause notice against all the three professors asking them to submit replies within seven days. With no response, DMER has now finally written to the Maharashtra Medical Council to initiate proceedings to take action against all the three teachers under the section of 22 (b) of the MMC Act which empowers the authority to remove the name of a registered medical practitioner for misconduct.

Besides this the DMER has also proposed that proceedings be initiated against them under the Maharashtra Civil Service—discipline and appeal—rules

With the incident, the officials further directed the DMER, as well as deans of all the government-run medical colleges across the state, have been asked to conduct a periodic review and ensure teachers are available in colleges and they do not carry out private practice. “We will not hesitate to take stern action against errant deans too if they fail to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the teachers and report it to DMER and MED,” the official told TOI 


Source: with inputs
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  1. It is amatter of breach of contract between drs and employee. Medical council has nothing to do. It is not a misconduct. The employer should take action as per conduct rules

  2. Private medical college doctors practice outside the duty hours..BMC colleges allow practice..why not government medical college faculty..govt doesn\’t pay doctors well ..Agree they should not practice from 9 am to 5 pm

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    Dr Mukesh Dinkar December 1, 2017, 9:04 pm

    One must follow rules or face action. MCI has made rules to maintain standards of medical education. There is a choice either Pvt practice or medical college teaching profession. If govt medical college teaching staff does not attend college hospital duties the poor people suffers. They are getting salary from the taxes paid by these poor people. Such teaching staff members must be punished.

  4. When there is shortage of doctors in india why can’t doctor practice outside his duty hours in college .Most of the other profession do it . why this law to the medical college doctors

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    dr dharmendra kumar dewan December 1, 2017, 11:58 am

    Such faculty MUST be severely punished….shameless creatures ! it is these people because of whom the whole profession is getting tarnished..