Indore: The Madhya Pradesh High Court ordered an interim stay on a Medical Council of India (MCI) order suspending the registration of six government doctors of the MY Hospital including its superintendent for unethical drug trial on patients.
Justice S C Sharma of the Indore bench of the MP High Court granted the stay on the MCIs order suspending V S Paul (superintendent), Pali Rastogi, Anil Bharani, Ashish Patel, Ujwal Sardesari and Abhay Paliwal.
Former additional advocate general Sunil Jain, who represented the doctors, told reporters, “The MCI did not respond to the high courts notice issued earlier. After which, the single bench today stayed the MCIs July order.”
Jain said the doctors in their petition had alleged that the MCI misused the rules and regulations in an old case of drug trial and issued orders against them without giving chance to present their side.
Several cases of unethical drug trial had come to light between 2010 and 2013 in Indore.
It was alleged that the doctors conducted drug trial on poor patients under the pretext of treatment.
Medical Dialogue steam had earlier reported that the Medical Council of India (MCI), the apex regulator of allopathic doctors in the country had ordered the suspension of 8 medical practitioners for their alleged involvement involved in an unethical drug trial on unsuspecting patients that had stormed the country 7 years ago.