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Doctors indicted in sexual crimes deserve to be barred: HC

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Doctors, indicted for sexual misconduct, deserve to be caught and barred from practicing, the High said today.

The high made the observation while issuing notice to an Indian-origin doctor, who was barred from practising by a US in 2011 and was now treating patients in the National Capital Region (NCR).



"Such a doctor deserves to be caught and barred from practicing," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said.

The bench, which had on its own taken cognisance of a media report on the doctor's conduct, also sought the response of the Medical Council and listed the matter for May 23.

The took on record a report filed by the State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), in pursuance to its earlier direction, giving details of the doctor and stating that he was practising in and Gurgaon.

The bench directed DSLSA to establish or contact the in in the US to obtain and place before it the order by which the doctor was asked to surrender all US medical licences, leave the country and "not practice medicine in any form within the United States or any other country".

The had earlier directed DSLSA Member Secretary Sanjeev Jain to ascertain the name and address of this doctor, carry out an immediate probe and file a report in four days.

Taking cognisance of the media report, the high had earlier asked the government about a mechanism to ensure that Indian-origin doctors, who were barred from practising by a foreign country, do not treat patients here.

As per the media report earlier referred to by the bench, the medical practitioner had pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery for unwarranted medical examination on women patients.

The had noted that the report had claimed that the mechanisms governing medical practice in India were ill- equipped to detect such cases which enabled such doctors to practice in the country.

It had said that the issues raised in the report were of public importance inasmuch as they related to the life and health of the citizens involved.

It had also issued notice to the Medical Council of India asking it to file a report on the mechanism, statutory regime as well as rules and regulations in place to scrutinise and check such practices.

The bench had sought the response of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and appointed senior advocate Prashanto Sen as the amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the matter.

As per the report referred to by the court, the doctor was charged in in the US with aggravated sexual battery, a crime that carries a mandatory minimum 25 years in prison.

Following his indictment by a superior in in 2010, a plea bargain was negotiated. He had pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery and was asked to surrender all US medical licences, leave the country and "not practice medicine in any form within the United States or any other country," the referred in its order.

As per the report, the doctor now runs a clinic each in and Gurgaon.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Doctors, indicted for sexual misconduct, deserve to be caught and barred from practicing, the Delhi High Court said today. The high court made the observation while issuing notice to an Indian-origin doctor, who was barred from practising by a US court in 2011 and was now treating patients in the National Capital Region (NCR). "Such a doctor deserves to be caught and barred from practicing," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said. The bench, which had on its own taken cognisance of a media report on the doctor's conduct, also sought the response of the Delhi Medical Council and listed the matter for May 23. The court took on record a report filed by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), in pursuance to its earlier direction, giving details of the doctor and stating that he was practising in Delhi and Gurgaon. The bench directed DSLSA to establish or contact the court in Georgia in the US to obtain and place before it the order by ... Doctors, indicted for sexual misconduct, deserve to be caught and barred from practicing, the High said today.

The high made the observation while issuing notice to an Indian-origin doctor, who was barred from practising by a US in 2011 and was now treating patients in the National Capital Region (NCR).

"Such a doctor deserves to be caught and barred from practicing," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said.

The bench, which had on its own taken cognisance of a media report on the doctor's conduct, also sought the response of the Medical Council and listed the matter for May 23.

The took on record a report filed by the State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), in pursuance to its earlier direction, giving details of the doctor and stating that he was practising in and Gurgaon.

The bench directed DSLSA to establish or contact the in in the US to obtain and place before it the order by which the doctor was asked to surrender all US medical licences, leave the country and "not practice medicine in any form within the United States or any other country".

The had earlier directed DSLSA Member Secretary Sanjeev Jain to ascertain the name and address of this doctor, carry out an immediate probe and file a report in four days.

Taking cognisance of the media report, the high had earlier asked the government about a mechanism to ensure that Indian-origin doctors, who were barred from practising by a foreign country, do not treat patients here.

As per the media report earlier referred to by the bench, the medical practitioner had pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery for unwarranted medical examination on women patients.

The had noted that the report had claimed that the mechanisms governing medical practice in India were ill- equipped to detect such cases which enabled such doctors to practice in the country.

It had said that the issues raised in the report were of public importance inasmuch as they related to the life and health of the citizens involved.

It had also issued notice to the Medical Council of India asking it to file a report on the mechanism, statutory regime as well as rules and regulations in place to scrutinise and check such practices.

The bench had sought the response of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and appointed senior advocate Prashanto Sen as the amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the matter.

As per the report referred to by the court, the doctor was charged in in the US with aggravated sexual battery, a crime that carries a mandatory minimum 25 years in prison.

Following his indictment by a superior in in 2010, a plea bargain was negotiated. He had pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery and was asked to surrender all US medical licences, leave the country and "not practice medicine in any form within the United States or any other country," the referred in its order.

As per the report, the doctor now runs a clinic each in and Gurgaon.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Doctors indicted in sexual crimes deserve to be barred: HC

Doctors, indicted for sexual misconduct, deserve to be caught and barred from practicing, the High said today.

The high made the observation while issuing notice to an Indian-origin doctor, who was barred from practising by a US in 2011 and was now treating patients in the National Capital Region (NCR).

"Such a doctor deserves to be caught and barred from practicing," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said.

The bench, which had on its own taken cognisance of a media report on the doctor's conduct, also sought the response of the Medical Council and listed the matter for May 23.

The took on record a report filed by the State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), in pursuance to its earlier direction, giving details of the doctor and stating that he was practising in and Gurgaon.

The bench directed DSLSA to establish or contact the in in the US to obtain and place before it the order by which the doctor was asked to surrender all US medical licences, leave the country and "not practice medicine in any form within the United States or any other country".

The had earlier directed DSLSA Member Secretary Sanjeev Jain to ascertain the name and address of this doctor, carry out an immediate probe and file a report in four days.

Taking cognisance of the media report, the high had earlier asked the government about a mechanism to ensure that Indian-origin doctors, who were barred from practising by a foreign country, do not treat patients here.

As per the media report earlier referred to by the bench, the medical practitioner had pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery for unwarranted medical examination on women patients.

The had noted that the report had claimed that the mechanisms governing medical practice in India were ill- equipped to detect such cases which enabled such doctors to practice in the country.

It had said that the issues raised in the report were of public importance inasmuch as they related to the life and health of the citizens involved.

It had also issued notice to the Medical Council of India asking it to file a report on the mechanism, statutory regime as well as rules and regulations in place to scrutinise and check such practices.

The bench had sought the response of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and appointed senior advocate Prashanto Sen as the amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the matter.

As per the report referred to by the court, the doctor was charged in in the US with aggravated sexual battery, a crime that carries a mandatory minimum 25 years in prison.

Following his indictment by a superior in in 2010, a plea bargain was negotiated. He had pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery and was asked to surrender all US medical licences, leave the country and "not practice medicine in any form within the United States or any other country," the referred in its order.

As per the report, the doctor now runs a clinic each in and Gurgaon.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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