DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

Business Affairs Homepage

Varian acquires Noona Healthcare Gains mobile service app that captures PROs

Philly leads US cities in need of radiologists Shortages continue to leave radiologists in high demand

Siemens Healthineers holds grand opening of new Erlangen HQ Continuing its 140 year presence in the city

Does GE CEO move cast doubt on healthcare spinoff? Industry analysts weigh in on how this could change the game plan

Healthcare has a serious problem with wasted spending How supply chain can hold the key to more efficient hospital finances

Mass imaging exam cancellations by VA puts veterans lives at risk Medically needed scans reportedly removed from schedule to reduce backlog

Hologic to acquire Focal Therapeutics for $125 million Furthering its expansion into the breast conservation surgery market

GE CEO Flannery is out as Culp Jr. named chairman and CEO The latest shake-up in a year full of transitions

China tariffs now hit $4.7 billion worth of U.S. medical devices AdvaMed warns that things could get worse before they get better

Samsung in talks with Nipro for medical device division sale May sharpen focus on diagnostic imaging solutions

World Medical Association taps controversial doc as chief

by Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
An Indian doctor battling corruption charges has been named president of the World Medical Association (WMA).

The physician, Dr. Ketan Desai, was chosen to become the world medical ethics group's president in 2009.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material,camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED



Then in a 2010 case, Desai was slapped with corruption and criminal conspiracy charges linked to allegations he had taken a $450,000 bribe from a medical college to help it get the Medical Council OK to add more students, according to a Reuters report.

The college, which wasn't indicted, refused to comment. Desai didn't respond to queries from the news agency, but has protested that he is innocent and is out on bail as the case continues. WMA spokesman Nigel Duncan told the agency that beyond announcing that Desai had given his inaugural address at the association's annual assembly in Taiwan, "I don't think there's anything we want to add."

Reuters added that the Indian Medical Association also had no comment when queried on the matter.

In 2015, the news agency reported that the France-based WMA may have been misled about the legal status of the cases, in that the Indian Medical Association apparently erroneously informed it that charges had been dropped.

“It’s terrible, in general, that this hangs like a great pall over everything,” said Sir Michael Marmot, a British doctor who preceded Desai as president, told the agency at the time. “We need clarity. It’s just not good for anybody.”

One case is pending appeal to India's Supreme Court, but has not yet been dismissed, Reuters learned from an unnamed source at India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The next hearing is scheduled for November 4.

A second case, according to Reuters, alleging conspiracy to add additional students at a private medical school, is also stalled as investigators in the Uttar Pradesh state wait on a go-ahead from the government to prosecute.

These delays are being attacked by Kunal Saha, president, People for Better Treatment (PBT), based in the U.S. "I have sent a legal notice to the MCI and Health Ministry demanding immediate action to stop this atrocity. We will move [to the] Supreme Court if Indian authorities fail to take any action within seven days," he told the Business Standard.

That publication reported that Saha's communication to MCI stated, "I'm sending this legal notice to you seeking your urgent attention and immediate intervention to a matter of great public interest against the baleful promotion of a grossly tainted physician, Ketan Desai, ex-MCI president, to the prestigious post of World Medical Association (WMA) president." His statement to the organization also stressed that Desai's presidency was “in blatant violation of an order passed by this MCI, suspending Dr. Desai's medical registration and categorically barring him tofrom participating in any medical association as a doctor."

The MCI order, according to the publication, stated to Desai that its decision was "to suspend your right to practice medicine during appeal/complaint alleging professional misconduct on your part.”

When pressed by that publication, spokesman Duncan replied, "In response to your query, a WMA comment would be that 'to our knowledge all criminal charges have been dismissed against Dr. Desai.'”

Business Affairs Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED