MCI given clean chit to Dr BKS Sanjay


MCI has given clean chit to Dr BKS Sanjay and set aside order of Uttarakhand medical Council. This was informed by Dr Sanjay by issuing a press note on Friday.

A complaint was made by Dr. (Lt. Col) MML Ahluwalia regarding alleged medical negligence of his son who died during treatment at Sanjay Orthopedic, Spine & Maternity Centre. The complaint was first investigated by a committee of Chief Medical Officer constituted by the District Magistrate, Dehradun. The said committee did not find any medical negligence on the part of the hospital.

After six month of the incident, the complainant approached the Uttarakhand Medical Council. Acting on its own wisdom, the Ethics committee of Uttarakhand Medical Council ignored the CMO committee report and other facts of the case and debarred Dr BKS Sanjay from practicing for six months in August, 2017.

Dr. Sanjay appealed to Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi against Uttarakhand Medical Council impugned order on 9 August 2017. The above matter was considered by the Ethics Committee of the MCI at its last meeting held on November 20 and 21, 2017 did not find Dr Sanjay guilty of any misconduct/medical negligence and exonerated him.

The ethics committee, MCI, New Delhi considered his appeal and investigated the matter in detail. They observed that the order dated Aug 03, 2017 passed by the Uttarakhand Medical Council does not record any reasons in support of findings to the effect that there was grave misconduct on part of the doctor and nowhere discussed documentary evidence, therefore it was difficult to understand the basis of the said decision. The Ethics Committee felt that in absence of any evidence, there is no occasion to hold the appellant guilty of misconduct or negligence.

The committee observed “In view of above the Ethics Committee is of the considered opinion that no case of medical negligence or misconduct is made out against appellant and accordingly the appellant Dr. BKS Sanjay is exonerated and the order dated 03.08.2017 passed by the Uttarakhand Medical Council is hereby set aside”.

The recommendations of the ethics committee were approved by the executive committee of the MCI at its meeting held on December 14, 2017 and further by oversight committee vice their letter dated January 3, 2018. (ends)


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