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Report stating 57 percent fake doctors in India Erroneous: Centre Slams WHO

Report stating 57 percent fake doctors in India Erroneous: Centre Slams WHO

New Delhi: The government termed as “erroneous” a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which claimed that 57 percent of allopathic doctors in India do not have a medical qualification.

“The report is erroneous since MBBS is the minimum qualification for enrolment as a registered medical practitioner in a state medical register to practice medicine, and hence all registered doctors have medical qualifications,” Union Minister JP Nadda told the Lok Sabha in a written reply to a question.

He further said Section 15 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 prohibits a person other than medical practitioner enrolled on a state medical register to practice in the state.

Since health is a state subject, the primary responsibility to deal with cases of quacks (fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill) lies with respective state governments, he said.

Keeping in view the above, the Central government has requested the chief ministers of all states to take appropriate action against quacks and evolve suitable policies to ensure availability of quality health workforce in rural areas, he said.

A WHO report released in 2016, had claimed that 31 percent of those who claimed to be allopathic doctors in 2001 were educated only up to the secondary school level and 57 percent did not have any medical qualification.

The study also highlighted that just 18.8 percent of allopathic doctors in rural India had medical qualification.

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Source: PTI
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    Reddy , Bangalore January 15, 2018, 5:13 pm

    ALL EXCEPT MB,BS. and beyond are quacks . The parliament standing committe please note and don\’t go with tinkering m b b s syllabus and stop bridge course . It wil bring down the validity of m b b s degree.

  2. Study of medical practitioners of WHO is based on data given by Registrar General of India and stating erroneous is for hiding the long term failures of successive Governments to provide primary health care to 68% of rural population of this country

  3. WHO is fake agency, they\’re recognising fake colleges like colleges of Malaysia, Mauritius, China and Russia, having unqualified faculties without any infrastructure.

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    DR PANKAJ NIGAM January 8, 2018, 1:57 pm

    Absolutely correct report. Govt of India is trying to shift responsibility by stating it is a state subject.
    The ruling class is hand in glove with quacks whom they use for procuring votes.