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Every Hospital has to verify the credentials of their Doctors: DMC Registrar

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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.

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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.

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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 (
  • 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.”



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    Dr Gowrinath K June 13, 2018, 4:31 pm

    Every medical care facility including medical colleges should have their own website containing the study, work experience and other relevant data of their faculty so that based upon the information of the faculty of hospital can also be verified by other doctors or the public. Hiring unqualified persons to do allopathic medical practice for less salary is known to happen even in some corporate hospitals of our country.

  2. medical council never responds to verification.not even to e mail.practically impossible to get it done.

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    अनिल कुमार June 10, 2018, 12:39 pm

    देर आये,दुरूस्त आये।
    उचित निर्णय जो पहले ही ले लेना चाहिए था।
    निजी प्रेक्टिस करने वाले चिकित्सकों पर भी स्वास्थ विभाग (मुख्य चिकित्सा अधिकारी)द्वारा लागु होना चाहिए, ऐसा करने से झोला छाप चिकित्सकों पर अंकुश लगेगा और मानवीय सेवा का पेशा चंद लोगों के कारण कलंकित नहीं होगा।

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    Dr.Naresh Gupta June 10, 2018, 11:12 am

    Is a death of patient necessary for every step we think of. I have written to government authorities to ensure that Doctors treating the patient should have minimum of MBBS drgree. and code blue team and protocol should be practiced in every hospital. Patient is taken to any organisation where hospital is written with the belief that qualified doctor ,equipment and protocol must be present but is deceived where it is not available and at times patient does not know the deficiencies.In this care the attendant being the doctor could know. the DMC must check and ensure that no organisation using the word hospital is having non qualified person examining or treating the patient and code blue team exist and protocol is practiced.It is the duty of DMC in delhi

  5. Commendable step.Shouldve been taken long ago. But why only credentializing hired drs? Even honorary drs using any hosp for treating his/her pts should be approved by hosp.
    This way quacks/in service drs/cross speciality will be reduced and only genuine private practice will be practised.