Nagpur: The Maharashtra Medical Council
(MMC), which was revived after a span of 12 years by the state
government has decided to root out corruption and take to task
doctors, who have brought a bad name to the profession.
The MMC will uphold the values, moral ethics and
practices of the medical profession and at the same time will
enhance the professional acumen of its members. Also, it will
not spare the black sheep(s), newly elected MMC President Dr
Kishore Taori said.
"The MMC will simplify the procedure of registration of
doctors with the Medical Council and root out corruption and
hassles for young doctors," Taori who heads Radiology
Department of Government Medical College here told PTI in an
He said as part of the simplification process, all
government-run Medical Colleges will be nominated as
collection centres for the registration of doctors with MMC.
This will help 3,000 odd doctors who roll out from
various medical colleges every year and go to Mumbai for
registering themselves with the MMC. They can now submit their
documents at the nearest government medical college.
The MMC will also look into pending complaints against
medical professionals including the alleged negligence by
them. There are roughly 600 cases of different types, some of
them on flimsy grounds and a good number of them to
defame the doctors, Taori said.
Taori who is perhaps the first from Vidarbha to occupy
the top post of MMC in recent times, also said while dealing
with professional colleages MMC will also ensure that there is
no unnecessary harassment of doctors and also that they are
not taken for a ride.
Among the priorities, he said that since MMC is the apex
body in the state where both doctors and patients can
approach, "we will try to set up two way interactive website
for better communication."
He said the Maharashtra government with a Health Minister
in Dr Vijay Kumar Gavit, himself a doctor was willing to
extend all sort of co-operation to the doctors in general and
to MMC in particular.
Taori along with Dr Shankar Khobragade from the city and
Dr U Deshmukh from Amravati represent Vidaarbha region in the
governing council of the MMC.
He was elected president of MMC after elections in
Mumbai. It was the Indian Medical Assocation (IMA) which
pursued the government to revive the body and even filed a
public interest litigation (PIL) for reconstitution of MMC, he