13 Maharashtra doctors suspended for carrying out sex determination tests
The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) suspended 13 doctors against whom action had been initiated under the Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act. The suspended doctors are gynaecologists and radiologists from Beed, Osmanabad, Jalgaon and Pune. This comes after the last round of suspensions of five doctors a few months ago. “These are temporary suspensions till the charges against them are proved in court. If found guilty, their membership will be terminated,” said Dr Shivkumar Utture, an Executive Member, MMC.
It is alarming that the MMC itself does not have details of all the doctors who practise in the state. They are seeking more information on two doctors from Mumbai in this regard. “One of these doctors is a homoeopath and the other is not registered with the MMC. We have asked the government for more information on them,” said Dr Utture.