Chennai: In the latest bid of council action against unethical medical practitioners, two medical practitioners going to face action, which may included cancellation of licences by the Tamil Nadu Medical Council. One doctor has been held on dock on account of lending his prescription pads to a quack, and another, a radiologist, on account of permitting a homeopath to conduct ultrasounds in his absence.
TOI reports that action is going to be against radiologist Dr Kulandaivelu, working at Suham Scan centre based on a complaint by the Health Officer, Dr Elangovan. The complaint alleged that the radiologist was allowing a homeopathy practitioner to do ultrasounds in his absence, while all the reports were to the state health department were sent in the radiologist’s name, the homeopath was performing the said ultrasounds and signing the reports in her name. Several other violations of the PC-PNDT Act were also found the centre was raided by joint director Dr Elangovan.
During the hearing on the matter, Dr Kulandaivelu justified to the council that the said homeopath had completed a course in sonography at the Bharathidasan University and was hence permitted to do ultrasound scans at the centre.