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Ketan Desai and the Medical Council of India: the road to perdition?

Sanjay Nagral

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2010.048


Abstract

“The Medical Council of India is a statutory national agencyc charged with several responsibilities. Sadly, it is plagued by inefficiency, arbitrariness and lack of transparency. It has been functioning for some years as the fiefdom of one person, Ketan Desai. He has been re-elected president of the council despite strictures against him by the High Court of New Delhi. This essay provides data that may help the reader identify the rot within the Council. Permitted optimism, we may hope that this essay and similar observations by others will prompt a change for the better. At present, such optimism is not justified.”

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