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Head of the Medical Council of India removed for corruption

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1385 (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1385
  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai

    The High Court in Delhi has ordered that Dr Ketan Desai, the president of the Medical Council of India, be removed from his post after it found him guilty of corrupt practices and abuse of power.

    Besides heading the council, which regulates the medical profession in India, Dr Desai also heads the Indian Medical Association, which represents India's doctors.

    Because the council also regulates medical education, including the establishment of new medical colleges and the number of students that colleges can admit, it has enormous power.

    A large number of medical colleges in India …

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