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Medical Council of India Constitutes a new Medical Ethics Committee,details

Medical Council of India Constitutes a new Medical Ethics Committee,details

New Delhi: Following the takeover of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Board of Governors (BOG) have now constituted a new Ethics Committee containing eminent medical practitioners from across the country.

The 13 member committee consists of Two Board of governors as Chairperson and Co-chairperson and besides, contains 11 members from various specialisations across the country.  Amoung the 13 members, one is also a legal expert and one public member

Sources informed Medical Dialogues that following are the Members of the newly constituted Ethics Committee

  1. Dr.B N Gangadhar, Director, NIMHANS Bangalore- Member BOG and Chairperson
  2. Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director, Indian Council of Medical Research- Member BOG and Co-Chair
  3. Dr Sharda Jain, Gynaecologist, New Delhi- Member
  4. Dr Ajay Kumar, Gastroenterologist, New Delhi- Member
  5. Dr DS Meena, Professor, Orthopedics, SMS Medical College, Jaipur- Member
  6. Dr SS Kothari, Professor, Cardiology, AIIMS New Delhi- Member
  7. Dr Sahni, Professor, GI Surgery AIIMS, New Delhi- Member
  8. Dr GS Wander, Cardiologist, Ludhiana
  9. Dr Shivdutt Gupta, Bhatinda- Member
  10. Dr L.S Chauhan- Member
  11. Dr SS Aggarwal, former IMA President- Member
  12. Mrs Anupama Goel- Legal Member
  13. Prof DS Chauhan- Public Member

The Ethics committee of the MCI is in charge of upholding the principles of Medical Ethics and has the power to try all the cases related to Medical Ethics and impart punishment to doctors whose conduct stand in violation of the MCI code of Medical Ethics.

The MCI prescribe standards of professional conduct and etiquette and a code of ethics for medical practitioners. Giving the rising number of cases of alleged medical negligence cases against doctors, the ethics committee indeed has a tough job before itself to maintain a balance by disregarding mischevious complaints against doctors, yet at the same time giving apt punishment in cases of true misconduct.

Sources informed Medical Dialogues team that the committee held its first meeting last week, and was seen taking stock of the pending cases


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    Rabindra Samal May 26, 2019, 4:03 pm

    Ethics Committee heard the pleas of both sides on 10.05.2018 in my Apeal No 89/2017 i.e. Rabindra Samal Vs. Dr Kamal Bandu Kapoor & ors but despite repeated requests no order copy has been served to me in the interest of transparency, fairness, equity and justice. Here Justice is denied to me. There is no other option but to knock the door of judiciary.
    Rabindra Samal Patient and appellant

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    Dr G Lokendra nath December 14, 2018, 9:57 pm

    Our state head CM interfered into so many lives ofINDIA and abroad .Iam a true citizen of trueINDIA . I will be greatful if I am not meddled by ex MLA and now changed party.They were not present in my childhood to see my mother rearing 5children with meagre income making both ends meet still recollect starved days and debts owed.