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Dr Kunal Saha to file review petition against Supreme Court’s decision

New Delhi: Dr Kunal Saha whose petition against the West Bengal Medical Council for not taking any disciplinary action against Dr Sukumar Mukherjee considered responsible for the death of Dr Saha’s wife, Anuradha Saha, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday, has said he will file a review petition against the court’s decision.

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Kolkata neurosurgeon, hospital directed to pay Rs 25 lakh for botched brain surgery

Kolkata: The West Bengal Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Dr Alok Kumar Khan and the Calcutta Medical Complex Nursing Home to pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakh and a litigation fee of Rs 50,000 to the widow of a patient who died due to a botched brain surgery and follow up treatment by Dr Khan.

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Bengal worst in healthcare: People for Better Treatment

Kolkata: Expressing alarm over the increasing incidents of medical negligence in West Bengal, People for Better Treatment (PBT), an organisation crusading against the menace, on Wednesday blamed the Mamata Banerjee government for the state being the “worst” in providing healthcare.

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PBT lodges criminal case against ‘fake’ doctor

Kolkata: People for Better Treatment (PBT), a Kolkata-based charitable organisation devoted to fight healthcare corruption and medical negligence, has lodged a criminal case against Subhendhu Mallick, a self-claimed “surgeon” with a thriving medical practice in Serampore, about 15 km from here.

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Many Indian doctors under pressure to meet revenue targets: BMJ

London: Many doctors working in India’s private hospitals are under pressure to carry out unnecessary tests and procedures to meet revenue targets, according to The BMJ.

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MCI accused of appointing non-members to its various committees

New Delhi: People for Better Treatment (PBT), a Kolkata-based charitable organisation devoted to fight healthcare corruption and medical negligence, has accused the Medical Council of India (MCI) of appointing outside doctors, who are not elected members of the MCI, to its various committees that regulate medical education and practice of medicine in the country.

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Notices issued on a plea seeking inquiry into alleged rigging in MCI election

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the union health ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) on a plea seeking CBI inquiry into the alleged “manipulation and rigging” in election, held in December last year, of the MCI office bearers.

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NGO appeals PM for bringing Desiraju back to Health Department

New Delhi: People for Better Treatment (PBT), a Kolkata-based charitable organisation devoted to fight healthcare corruption and medical negligence, has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to bring back Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju, who was transferred “allegedly due to his strong stance against corruption and refusal to pave the way for another return of disgraced ex-president of Medical Council of India (MCI), Dr Ketan Desai” and his supporters to helm of Indian health regulatory system.

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AMRI hospital pays Rs 1.6 crore compensation in Anuradha death case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the plea by Kolkata-based AMRI hospital, which had sought one-year extra time to pay the compensation of over Rs 11.5 crore in a case of death due to medical negligence.

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Govt urged to remove MCI vice president for issuing false medical certificate

New Delhi: In an attempt to point out yet another irregularity in the selection of the newly elected Medical Council of India (MCI), Dr Kunal Saha, the NRI medical practitioner who is waging a crusade against corruption in the medical field, has identified that the newly elected MCI vice president, Dr C V Bhirmanandham, was previously found guilty of doing an unethical act to help a top political leader in Tamil Nadu. Dr Saha obtained the information from the state health department through some documents received under the RTI Act.

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