The Medical Council of India: need for a total overhaul

The Medical Council of India (MCI) is modelled on the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom. The latter agency is intended to subserve crucial functions: set the standards of good medical practice it expects of doctors throughout their working lives; assure the quality of undergraduate medical education in the country...

Professional misconduct or criminal negligence: when does the balance tilt?

On September 13, 2013, the Supreme Court absolved Dr Praful Desai, an oncologist, of conviction on the charge of criminal medical negligence in the treatment of one of his patients. This article examines the judgment of the Supreme Court in the light of medical negligence and criminal jurisprudence...

Response by Eric Suba to Sankaranarayanan et al

During the 1970s and 1980s, reports from several countries documented substantial reductions in incidence rates of cervical cancer and death rates following the introduction of cervical screening and confirmed the role of cervical screening as an archetypal preventive health intervention; moreover, reductions in death rates....

Response to article titled "US-funded measurements of cervical cancer death rates in India" by Eric J Suba

Dr Eric Suba has been distorting facts and persistently disseminating biased and misleading views and statements regarding our studies over the past several years. His article in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics fails to mention the facts that seem unfavourable to his arguments and the ethical concerns...

The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics is peer reviewed and indexed in Medline and other databases.