Raipur: The Chhattisgarh Medical Council (CMC) suspended registrations of seven private doctors today, after the incident of?unnecessary hysterectomies by doctors, to allegedly make insurance claims surfaced in the state, more than two years ago.
After reviewing the report of a high-level probe committee, the practise registrations of seven doctors were suspended for different periods of time,?for their alleged involvement in removing women's uteruses without proper medical reasons, CMC Registrar Shrikant Rajimwale told PTI.
The registration of Pankaj Jaiswal has been suspended for two years and an FIR would be lodged against him, the CMC registrar said, adding that the practise registrations of Mohini Idnani as well as Jyoti Dubey have been suspended for eight months, while registrations of four other doctors namely Nalini Madaria, Nitin Jain, Prajjwal Soni and Sonali V Jain have been suspended for two months.
Except Jaiswal, previous suspensions of rest of the doctors would be adjusted with the fresh order, Rajimwale said.
Therefore, suspensions of Nalini, Nitin, Prajjwal and Sonali would be automatically revoked, since they have already served two months of their suspension terms, while Mohini and Jyoti would have to face six months of suspension, he said.
In 2012,?practise registrations of nine doctors were suspended in Chhattisgarh for their alleged involvement in removing 22 uteruses without proper medical reasons, and a high-level committee was formed to probe the incident.
Later, two doctors were given a clean chit based on the finding of a probe report, while seven others were suspended.
Notably, Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal had admitted in the assembly on July 2013, that doctors had removed some 1,800 uteruses illegally in the state since October 2010. Such surgeries were carried out allegedly, to make money under various insurance schemes, such as the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Most of the victimised patients were from rural areas, who were in the age group of 20 to 40 years.