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Medical Council of India recommends removal of 25 doctors from medical register for falsely claiming to be faculty members

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7024 (Published 18 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7024
  1. Patralekha Chatterjee
  1. 1New Delhi

The Medical Council of India (MCI), which regulates medical education, has recommended the removal of 25 doctors from the Indian Medical Register and state medical registers for periods ranging from three to five years “for providing misleading information regarding their working as full time faculty.”

Twenty five doctors, registered with medical councils in several states across the country, are under fire from the council’s ethics committee for falsely claiming to be full time faculty members of the Melmaruvathur Adiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, a private institution in Tamil Nadu.

The council was following up a report by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Public health advocates have welcomed the council’s latest move. But they say that cracking the problem of fake faculty members is not going to be …

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