Maha Medical Council cracks whip against 'fake' MD physicians
The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has launched a crackdown against doctors, who pursue post-graduate degrees through distance education and claim to be MD physicians. "The degrees such doctors are not recognised by the Medical Council of India and MMC," MMC president Dr Kishor Taori said.
"There are around 600 such doctors. We have sent notices to some of them, asking them to stop displaying boards and using stationery to denote they are MD," <g data-gr-id="13">Taori</g> said.
"With such false claims, there is no level playing field as far as those with such degrees and those who have obtained recognised MD degrees are concerned. Such doctors may work as bogus cardiologists, gynaecologists or run fake ICUs," he said.
The MMC, which heard the complaint of a doctor at Mehkar inBuldhana district of Vidarbha against two doctors with fake MD degree, warned the latter to burn their letterheads and other stationery that mentions them as MD doctors "immediately, failing which action would be taken against them".