However, the nonsensical decision has brought the NMC Administration and Ruling Party face to face for a showdown.
The Health Committee of NMC appears to have taken an unhealthy decision. The Health Committee has thrown out the NMC’s “Bogus Medical Practitioners Search Committee,” specifically formed to crackdown on bogus doctors in city and NMC limits. The Committee was formed in accordance with the directives of Maharashtra Government. Bogus doctors have mushroomed in recent past and thus have been posing health hazards to innocent citizens. However, the nonsensical decision has brought the Administration and Ruling Party face to face for a showdown.
The move on the part of Health Committee has put the crusade against bogus doctors in limbo. Reports are pouring that many bogus doctors, without any fear, have started their business again.
The NMC Commissioner Shyam Wardhane, implementing the directives of State Government, had constituted the “Bogus Medical Practitioners Search Committee,” with Additional NMC Commissioner Hemant Pawar its Chairman.
The Committee, taking serious note of mushrooming of bogus doctors, had cracked down on 52 fake doctors and had initiated stringent action under Medical Practitioners Act Maharashtra 1961 and FIRs were filed against 10 bogus doctors. Similarly, Dr S S Shinde of NMC’s Isolation Hospital was issued a show cause notice on account of negligence. The Committee members had inspected the Isolation Hospital as an outbreak of cholera and gastro was reported during Urs at Tajbagh and many patients were admitted in the Hospital. During the inspection, the Committee members found no doctors and the situation like a hell.
The throwing out of NMC Administration’s Committee by Ruling Party’s Health Committee would certainly trigger a showdown between the top officials and ruling office bearers.