Medical Council of India suspends licence of city doctor for medical negligence


The Medical Council (MCI) of India has debarred a city doctor from practicing for three years after its ethics committee found him guilty of medical negligence and printing incorrect information about his qualification on the prescription paper. The order came on petition filed by banker Sudhir Srivastava who held that his wife Nidhi died due to wrong diagnosis and treatment by Dr Vipul Shah.

A copy of the order, that was received by the applicant on Wednesday, debarred Dr Shah from practice for two and three years under separate charges. Both the suspension will run simultaneously. The MCI has directed state medical faculty to erase the name of Dr Vipul Shah from its record. On being contacted, Dr Vipul Shah said that he was not aware of any such order.

Source: Times of India

Two Fortis cardiologists nominated to Medical Council of India

Two eminent cardiologists from Fortis Healthcare, Dr Ashok Seth chairman Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, and Dr Vivek Jawali director and chief cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore, have been nominated to the newly constituted Medical Council of India (MCI), the premier statutory body that governs the standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in the country.

A gazette notification of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, published recently, announced the names of the council members. Apart from elected members, the Central and state governments nominate medical professionals of pre-eminence to the MCI. While, Dr Seth was nominated by the Delhi government, Dr Jawali was nominated by the Karnataka government, both for a period of four years.

Source: Times of India