The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has suspended registrations of six doctors for flouting guidelines of the Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Detection Techniques (PCPNDT) Act. Two other doctors have been sent notices to for violating the Act.
Of the six doctors, three are from Mumbai, and one each from Udgir, Solapur and Kolhapur districts. The doctors who have been sent notices are from Navi Mumbai and Solapur. An official from the MMC said, “Their registration has been suspended for 5 years.”
With this development, the number of registrations that have been suspended in the past few months has reached 36 . The fate of more than 30 doctors is still hanging in balance, as the MMC is yet to decide on what action is to be taken against them. According to a MMC official, the final decision will be taken after reviewing each case individually.
Speaking to MiD DAY, Asaram Khade, state PCPNDT consultant, said, “The medical body has cancelled registration of around 66 doctors so far. Also, out of the 400 cases that were filed against doctors for violating the PCPNDT Act, 302 are pending in the court. While charges have been framed against 69 doctors, eight cases have been sent to Ayurvedic council and seven have been directed to the Homeopathic council.”
Dr Gulabrao M Patil (Solapur)
Dr Jagdidh T Yerolkar (Udgir)
Dr Uttamkumar B Sardesai (Kolhapur)
Dr Prabhudas A Solanki (Mumbai)
Dr Romineni Venugopal Somaiah (Mumbai)
Dr Ivan Martin Rocha (Mumbai)
Notices sent to
Dr Megha Mahendra Tople (Navi Mumbai)
Dr Shashikant D Gaikwad (Solapur)