DMER declares 4,500 Maharashtra doctors as ‘quacks’

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has declared 4,500 doctors as quacks, out of which, 2,500 graduates are from medical college

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The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has declared 4,500 doctors as quacks, out of which, 2,500 graduates are from medical college, Mumbai for not serving the mandatory one year in rural areas.

The DMER came up with a list of 4,500 doctors who received their MBBS degrees between 2005 and 2012 but did not serve in rural areas and also did not pay penalty. Every five years, serving doctors should renew their registration with the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) every five years. And according to DMER, serving doctors who did not serve one year in rural areas will not get to renew their registration and those doctors are as equal as quacks.

Every medical student graduating from government-run colleges has to sign a bond which states that they will serve a year in the village within five years of receiving MBBS degree. If they fail to do so, they have to pay the penalty which ranges from INR 10 lakh to INR 2 crores.

Doctors who have been declared quacks
780 from Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Parel
761 from Grant Medical College attached to JJ Hospital
595 from B J Medical College, Pune
526 from Government Medical College, Nagpur
485 from Topiwala National Medical College attached to BYL Nair Hospital at Mumbai Central.

We have the list of bogus doctors and will share the details of it with district-level committees, who will take action against the bogus doctors”
DMER head Dr Pravin Shingare

However, this has not down well with doctors who stated that the DMER does not give proper health infrastructure to doctors who serve in rural areas.

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