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Doc victory over med council after 3-yr legal battle

Source: , Posted On:   10 February 2021

Doc victory over med council after 3-yr legal battle | Kolkata News - Times of India

Kolkata: Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dropped contempt proceedings against the Centre after the Union health ministry acted on the National Medical Commission recommendations that two medical specialisation degrees in paediatric surgeries in Germany should be recognized in India. The Centre had informed the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) on January 29 to recognise these paediatric specialisation degrees from Germany.
The Centre’s decision ends a three-year legal battle for paediatric specialist Biswajit Bhaduri, whose employer — CMRI — was penalized Rs 10 lakh by the state health commission for engaging him as a specialist. The state panel was hearing a medico-legal complaint on the death of a newborn in the hospital. The penalty order was based on a recommendation by the Medical Council of India (MCI), which refused to recognise these degrees in India. Bhaduri had then moved court.
In a statement, Bhaduri said that he had to face hostile fellow practitioners brought up in the British system of medicine who were unfamiliar with the German system of medical training and often labelled his degrees as “fake” and even threatened. He also referred to the HC order as “vindication” of his “lone fight for justice and lost prestige”.