Mumbai: Taking cognizance of the evasion of compulsory bond service by many doctors after completing their graduate, postgraduate and super-speciality degrees from the government medical colleges of the state, the Maharashtra Directorate of Medical Education has through a notice informed such doctors that their registrations shall not be renewed with the State medical council.
As an implication, the DME goes on to add, that such practitioners shall be treated as BOGUS DOCTORS.
All the Medical Practitioners who have obtained Graduate Degree/Post Graduate Degree/Diploma/Superspeciality Degree from Government /Municipal Corporation Medical Colleges in Maharashtra are, hereby informed that it is mandatory for them to submit Bond-free certificate at the time of Renewal of Registration to the Maharashtra Medical Council. If such certificate is not produced then the Maharashtra Medical Council is instructed not to renew the registration and such unregistered (Non renewal) medical practioners will be treated as Bogus Doctor and he/she is liable for necessary action as per the Maharashtra Medical Profession Act,1961 by the Maharashtra Medical Council.
This is the second notice that the Directorate of Medical Education has taken out to this effect. Earlier in the month of July, the DME had issued to notice stating that Doctors who have obtained their undergraduate and postgraduate medical degrees from government medical colleges in Maharashtra, would not be allowed to renew their registrations with the Maharashtra Medical Council, unless they submit the proof of their one-year mandatory service to the council. The authority was seen reiterating the same with the current notice, with a stronger degree of vehemence, clearly implying that medical practitioners will not be exempted on the grounds of ignorance of the same.
All the Medical Practioners, who have obtained Graduate Degree/Post Graduate Degree/Diploma /Superspeciality degree from Government/Municipal Corporation Medical Colleges in Maharashtra, have to complete the required bond service or pay the Bond Penalty. As per Government of Maharashtra Circular No.MMC-0816/C.R.33/Adhiniyam, dated 05.01.2017, non-completion of Bond service will be treated as misconduct as per Medical Council of India, Code of
Ethics and Rules 1.9(2002). All the practioners must obey the Government Rules & failing which, action as per 22(1) of Maharashtra Medical Council Act, 1965 would be initiated. The Director of Medical Education and Research has been declared “Nodal Officer” to take such action as per Government Circular mentioned above.
All the bonded Medical Practitioners should obtain a bond free certificate from DMER by submitting a necessary application through the concerned Dean. All Bonded Medical Practioners should note that they themselves will be responsible for the loss/damages, if instructions, in this notice, are not followed by them. All the bonded Medical Practioners are requested to take note of this notice.