Mumbai: 45 super-speciality doctors' licences might be suspended

Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 16:32 IST | Rupsa Chakraborty

In the past two years, the licences of 78 doctors have been suspended

Mumbai: 45 super-speciality doctors' licences might be suspended
This image has been used for representational purpose only

At least 45 super-speciality doctors will face the heat from the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for submitting fake documents for registration. As per the ongoing investigation, they have been found guilty and their licence to practice might get suspended. This comes after the apex medical regulating body sent show-cause notices to 50 doctors (an inquiry against the remaining doctors is pending). In the past two years, the licences of 78 doctors have been suspended. All the doctors found guilty are from the College of Physicians and Surgeons’ 2015 batch.

"The list seems never-ending as we have found another 45 doctors who have submitted fake documents. We are reviewing doctors from as far back as 2010. It will take time to scrutinise all the documents," said Dr Shivkumar Utture, president of MMC.

MMC uncovered the racket when they started verification of the documents of doctors, who submitted their graduation as well as post-graduation certificates, for registration. During scrutiny, MMC found that 78 doctors had filed applications for registration between January 2015 and October 2015. All of them had submitted certificates from the College Of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. Later an FIR was filed at Agripada police station against them.

Also read: Mumbai: Doctor arrested for running fake certificate racket

The Agripada police arrested Dr Snehal Nyati, who was allegedly running the fake post-graduation certificate racket, in November last year.

"It is our duty to find the violators and now its up to the police to take further steps," said Dr Utture.

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and also a complete guide on Mumbai from food to things to do and events across the city here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

Bombaywaali summit set to take the city by storm!

NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK