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Medical Council of India calls for president elect of WMA to be denied post

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 18 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5825
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. 1New Delhi

India’s top regulatory agency for medical affairs has called for an Indian doctor who is under investigation for allegations of corruption to be prevented from taking over as the president of the World Medical Association.

The Indian urologist Ketan Desai, a former president of the Medical Council of India, had been declared president elect of the World Medical Association last year and was to have taken up the role at the association’s annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, which opened on 14 October. But when the association met, Dr Desai was not elected president because he failed to attend. No reason was given for his non-attendance.

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Dr …

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