New Delhi: It is the duty of every hospital to verify the credentials of the treating doctor hired by them-, Registrar, Delhi Medical Council, Dr Girish Tyagi recently stated. The council official was responding to a recent case where a quack, using a fake MBBS degree and a fake Goa Medical Council was practicing in a Delhi Based Hospital and was only caught after a female doctor filed a medical negligence complaint against him following the death of her brother.
It is reported that a medical negligence case had been filed by one Dr. Saika following the death of her brother. The case concerned a 45-year male patient who admitted with complaints of Blood in Vomiting and stool on 16/11/2017 at SHL Hospital, Munirka at 2 PM. He was given treatment as prescribed by Mr. Ram Chander Yaday. Around 11 PM the patient condition deteriorated and taken to Safdarjung Hospital (17/11/17) where he was declared as brought dead at 2:00 AM. Post-Mortem was done at Safdarjung Hospital which identified the cause of death as a result of shock and hemorrhage due to bleeding varices in a known case of chronic liver disease.
During the investigation into the medical negligence case, the council found that the concerned doctor Ram Chander Yadav was practicing on the basis of MBBS from Goa Medical College and being registered with Goa Medical Council. He was claiming himself to be the holder of MBBS, DCH, FCCP. He also got the membership of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) also.
The doctor was not registered with Delhi Medical Council, but with Goa Medical council. Further verification of his Goa Medical Council registration certificate revealed that it was a fake document. The council was shocked to find that Shri Ram Chander Yadav (Shri R.C. Yadav), is neither qualified nor authorized to practice an allopathic system of medicine.
The council then gave the following decision
It is, the decision of the Delhi Medical Council that Shri Ram Chander Yadav (Shri R.C. Yadav) a person unqualified in the field of modern scientific system of the medicine (allopathy) acted recklessly by administering treatment which was beyond his knowledge, skill and competence, with scant regard to the life and safety of the patient and that the actions on the part of Shri Ram Chander Yadav (Shri R.C. Yadav) constitute an act of negligence for which he is liable to prosecuted under the provisions of Indian Penal Code in addition to Section 27 of the Delhi Medical Council Act, 1997. A copy of this Order be also sent to the Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of NCT of Delhi for taking stringent action against SI-11. Hospital under the Delhi Nursing Home Registration Act for employing unqualified person and allowing him to treat patients.
Reiterating the council stance on medical practice in the capital especially in the light of the case, Dr Tyagi Explained, “For practicing an allopathic system of medicine in the NCT of Delhi, a person should hold recognized medical qualification as per First, Second or Third Schedules to Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and should be registered with the Delhi Medical Council.”
” Since the hospital is also held liable for hiring unqualified persons, It is the duty of every hospital to ensure/verify the credentials of the treating doctor hired by them.” he said
Elaborating on the process of verification, he added, ” The process is quite easy.
- Go to Search your Doctor page at Delhi Medical Council website (http://www.delhimedicalcouncil.org/app/search_ur_dr.php)
- Enter Credentials of the doctor.
- If you don’t find the details of the doctor coming on the site or are having any trouble for verification, immediately contact the council.”