Hyderabad: Just a few days after the Maharashtra Medical Council, through its suspension of a leading orthopedic surgeon, made it clear that state council registrations are a must to practice, action has now been announced by Telangana State Medical Council ( TSMC) against medical practitioners that are working with the private hospitals in the state without getting registration with the state medical council.
It is reported that registration with the Telangana State Medical Council (TSMC), mandates one-year government service by medical practitioners after completing their PG. The action comes after the state medical council found that many doctors after completing their PG courses, while avoiding their compulsory service were getting registered with MCI in order to practice and simultaneously boycotting registrations with the state council to avoid the condition.
As a result, the TSMC has now written to all the private medical colleges and hospitals in the state reiterating that completing one-year government service is mandatory for all doctors with PG qualification in private and government hospitals and that the council is not going to provide registrations to doctors for practicing in the state unless they complete this one year government service
In a circular to principals of all the private medical colleges and hospitals, Chairman of TSMC, E Ravinder Reddy said that completing one-year government service was mandatory for all doctors with PG qualification in private and government hospitals.
“It is reliably learnt that some of the medical practitioners are practicing with the registration of Medical Council of India (MCI) in corporate hospitals without registration with Telangana State Medical Council (avoiding one-year compulsory resident service). Such Medical Practitioners are liable for disciplinary action as per the Act in TSMC,” the circular from the Chairman TSMC, E Ravinder Reddy said.
Telangana Today reports that, as a part of the disciplinary action, the names of private hospitals where doctors with MCI registration but without TSMC registration will be reported to the concerned District Medical and Health Officer (DM&HO), the circular cautioned.
Medical Dialogues team had recently reported that the Maharashtra Medical Council had suspended a leading orthopedic surgeon for a period of 5 years for practicing without MMC license.
Read more at Medical Dialogues: Medical Council of India suspends leading Orthopedic Surgeon for practicing without license