WMA to challenge Indian Medical Association over its support of top Indian doctor for president

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 03 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4203
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1London

The World Medical Association (WMA) has said it will challenge the Indian Medical Association about its repeated assurances that all charges against Ketan Desai had been dropped, after Reuters published an investigation into the man selected as the WMA’s future president.

Desai, who was nominated for the presidency by the Indian Medical Association, was first elected president of the WMA in 2009. But his inauguration was suspended in 2010 after he was arrested amid allegations of bribery involving …

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