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