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PG from Seychelles: Tamil Nadu Medical Council lens on MBBS doctor for practicing as Surgeon

PG from Seychelles: Tamil Nadu Medical Council lens on MBBS doctor for practicing as Surgeon

Chennai:A Vellore-based MBBS doctor, who has been practising as a surgeon in the area is now currently under the radar of Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC) for holding an unrecognized post-graduate degree in surgery.

The doctor in question, identified as one Dr P Shankar confessed to the state medical council that he had bought the PG certificate by paying Rs 6 lakh. During his post-graduation medical course, he hadn’t attended any training. He just wrote an examination and received the certificate right away.

According to a confirmation made by the Tamil Nadu Medical Council’s President Dr K Senthil, “Dr P Shankar had got the certificate by paying Rs 6 lakh through a broker in Pune. During inquiry, he told us he did not attend classes or training. He wrote an examination and was given the certificate the same day.”

TOI reports that Dr Shankar produced a “passing certificate” dated February 26, 2017, from University of Seychelles- American Institute of Medicine. A giveaway, however, was the degree certificate he produced: It was dated two days ahead of the date on the passing certificate.

“We’ve asked him to stop displaying this as a PG degree. We don’t know how many more are practising speciality medicine with such degrees,” Dr Senthil informed the daily.

It has been confirmed by the state medical council’s representatives that disciplinary action would be taken against the MBBS doctor for violation of the Tamil Nadu Code of Medical Ethics Regulation by displaying an unrecognised degree.

However, the crucial issue of unrecognized medical degrees is not new in the state. While having a conversation with TOI, Dr Senthil said that two years ago the council had pulled up some doctors who claimed to cosmetologists and diabetologists without degrees or diplomas in dermatology or endocrinology.

“We suspect there are many more,” Dr Senthil added.

Moreover, cases of retaining fake degrees from the University of Seychelles- American Institute of Medicine have also been reported a few times. In 2016, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) barred 21 doctors from displaying their postgraduate qualifications obtained from the Seychelles varsity terming their courses as “dubious”. Some doctors, who attended week-long fellowships or training programmes in reputed universities, have displayed the course as their speciality, despite the medical council warning them against the practice, adds TOI.

Read Also: TN Medical Council Notice to 48 Doctors for holding Unrecognised PG degrees

Source: with inputs
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  1. Many clinics and corporate hospital doctors displays fake degrees and cheating patients. TNMC Must appoint a legal committee to verify their certificates. Punishment to be given not only to doctors and also to the hospitals.

  2. V know how hard it is to get mbbs in India…. getting pg aftr hardworking stressful period…and again working 3 yrs in d pg life…for getting a pg degree…
    But… some people who don\’t hv d efficiency to get mbbs here in India…. study in Russia and put as MD directly and practicing…..

    Are the Indians who worked get hard and get MD degree are fools….?

    Wats d use of hard work?

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    Dr Surender Bhardwaj September 22, 2018, 12:38 am

    अपने देश हिंदुस्तान में एमबीबीएस डॉक्टरों की कमी को दूर करने के लिए सरकार ने कुछ बड़े फैसले लेने चाहिए। देश में मेडिकल की पढ़ाई के लिये सरकारी और प्राईवेट मेडिकल कॉलेजों में बहुत ज्यादा मारा-मारी है, जिसकी वजह से डॉक्टरी की पढ़ाई के लिए लोग अपने बच्चों को दुसरे अन्य देशों के मेडिकल कॉलेजों में दाखिला दिलवाते हैं तथा अपने देश के नागरिकों द्वारा करोड़ों रुपया अन्य देशों में जा रहा हैं। अगर हमारे देश की सरकार चाहें तो यह करोड़ों-अरबों रूपया अपने देश में ही रखा जा सकता हैं जैसे:-

    1. केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय ने उन मेडिकल कॉलेजों में एमबीबीएस कोर्स के लिए 50 फीसदी सीटें बढ़ाने की मंजूरी देनी चाहिएं जिनकी स्थापना के 5 साल पूरे हो चुके हैं।

    2. बीडीएस के कोर्स के बाद दो वर्ष का अतिरिक्त मेडिसिन से सम्बंधित एमबीबीएस का पाठ्यक्रम शामिल करके अतिरिक्त पढ़ाया जाना चाहिए ताकि ये डॉक्टर दांतों की बीमारियों के ईलाज करने साथ-साथ शरीर की अन्य बीमारियों का भी ईलाज कर सकेंगे। इस प्रक्रिया करने से:
    – एक तो गाँव और शहरों में डॉक्टरों की कमी दूर होगी।
    – दूसरा एमबीबीएस के लिए मारा-मारी भी खत्म होगी।
    – तीसरा बीडीएस कोर्स की तरफ बच्चों का रूझान बढ़ेगा।
    – चौथा मां-बाप को मजबूरन अपने बच्चों को दुसरे अन्य देशों में भेजना नहीं पडेंगे।
    – पांचवां अपने देश के नागरिकों का करोड़ों रुपया अपने देश में ही रहेगा।

    मुझे उम्मीद है कि सरकार बच्चों के उज्जवल भविष्य और देश के नागरिकों के अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के हित में उचित निर्णय लेने की कृपया करेंगे।

    प्रार्थना करता।
    डॉ सुरेन्द्र भारद्वाज
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  4. If the disparity between students on the basis of class is removed and the seats in local medical college is increased than the foreign exchange can be saved as the expenditure incurred by the students in foreign medical colleges are comparatively cheaper to that with private medical colleges in India

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    Dr. Pradeep Kumar Nemani September 21, 2018, 7:32 pm

    Dear Dr Rajinder Kaul,
    It is not possible to get an MD degree from a Govt. medical college, if you Jane done your MBBS from a private unrecognised medical college because you will not get state medical council registration. So, please be assured that many things can be presumed but not always possible. Hope this clears some dust.

  6. There are Mch Ortho also from Seychelles practicing in Pvt hospitals after DOrtho