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Punjab Medical Council President loses MCI License in false information case

Punjab Medical Council President loses MCI License in false information case

Chandigarh: The president of the Punjab Medical Council is now facing the MCI axe with the latter having cancelled the registration of the doctor for a period of 3 years, according to recent media reports.

Tribune Reports that MCI has cancelled the registration of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) president, Dr Amar Satinder Singh Sekhon for allegedly furnishing false information to the MCI during an inspection of a medial college for a period of three years.

The case goes back to year 2005, when Dr Sekhon was the Principal of Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda. It has been alleged that the doctor, furnished false information during an MCI inspection, showing one Dr Muktanjali Arya, a private practitioner in Ludhiana as a full time faculty of Microbiology at the Institute. Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that for the same reason of false appointment of the said microbiology doctor , Dr GPI Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Adesh University, Bathinda, had been suspended by the council. However, his case pertained to year 2011.

Tribune now reports an order for cancellation of registration four medical practitioners for a period of 3 years has been made in the same case. Besides Dr Amar Satinder Singh Sekhon and Dr GPI Singh, the doctors facing action include Dr Muktanjali Arya and Dr V Mohan Besides this, in the MCI order, a warning has been issued to Principal of Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun Dr NK Singh.

The daily adds that Speaking about the decision, Dr Sekhon said he was not aware of such decision taking place. The doctor told Tribune “I didn’t attend any MCI inspection and I had left the Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in 2006 and the Dr Muktanjali Arya case started in 2011,” he said. He said only communication from the MCI regarding the case was a letter he received in 2016. I had given reply to that. “If they have done so, it is unfair and I was not even given a chance to defend myself,” he told the daily.

Read Also: MCI Inspection: Vice Chancellor Registration Cancelled for 3 years, for giving false information

Source: with inputs from Tribune
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    Prof(Dr)Mohinder Kumar January 24, 2018, 12:14 pm

    I am the whistle-blower on whose complaint MCI initiated the inquiry in year 2011.

  2. Congratulations Sir!

  3. Sir, congratulations for wining a long journery real fight for community.

  4. These people have always lowered their prestige and compromised with their respect and dignity for the purpose of money . One wonders as how much hunger these ill people have for money . They want to grab everything by any means fear or foul but they don\’t realize that they have to leave everything here only the moment the die . Unscrupulous people . They should be imprisoned as well for good time as they are not fit to be with the society .

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    Dr Patnaik Vantharam Venkata Gopichand January 24, 2018, 9:18 am

    Is this news true? Is it PMC president?

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    Dr. Rajeev Sudan January 24, 2018, 8:43 am

    That\’s so sad. The medical education has bee in murky hands from last decade or more. The penalty society has to keep paying for at least next 3 decades. The nation\’s can be easily disintegrated by lowering academic standards , no external aggression is needed. The government blind as usual, wants to give complete free run to these medical shops in national medical bill. The stink is everywhere ……..

  7. MCI makes such regulations which are impractical, not required and moreover cannot be achieved even by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Then they take action against the Doctors and the private Colleges. This is total GundaGardi. It is agreed that several private Medical Colleges are running for several years which are not up to the mark but the condition of majority of the Government run Medical Colleges is worst. However, they get the permissions on the basis of only a certificate given by the Principal Secretary of the State that the \’Deficiencies shall be fulfilled\’, which are never get fulfilled. The MCI will always be remembered as the \’Destroyer of Medical Education\’ in India.