PIL for 50 percent non-doctors in medical councils

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) To make medical councils in India “unbiased” and “corruption-free”, NGO People For Better Treatment (PBT) will file a public interest litigation (PIL) to get non-doctors into the council.

“Every medical board in the US has 50 percent non-doctors as members. In India, it is all a doctor’s group. We are planning to bring a PIL soon on this,” PBT president Kunal Saha said here Saturday.

According to the US-based doctor, corruption in the medical fraternity can be prevented if India takes up initiatives that ensure professionals other than doctors are allowed to be a part of medical groups.

“The Indian government has to understand why this shielding and corruption is happening because all are from the same fraternity,” Saha said.

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