Thursday, 5 March 2015

Punishment given to 6 doctors................Fine of Rs 10,000 each and serve one-year imprisonment.

Please keep on sharing till it reaches to all doctors.... 
पुणे के सोनोलॉजिस्ट्स को मेरा नमन
न्यायपालिका को सबक सिखाने का एक मात्र रास्ता यही है

No sonography tests in city from Monday...

The accused doctors are attached to Chinchwad-based Aditya Birla Hospital (FILE PHOTO)....

Protesting 'insensitive' punishment given to 6 doctors for the incomplete filling of Form F, 250 sonography centers have agreed to doc association's call; accused docs not aware of support.

While a court of judicial magistrate (first class) has announced its judgment against the six doctors of the Chinchwad-based Aditya Birla Hospital for the incomple filling of Form F, the Pune doctor's association has now called upon a cease of gynaec sonography tests from Monday in retaliation. Over 250 radiologists and sonologists have agreed to join the protest.

On February 25, the court found six doctors guilty of violating the Pre- Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994. They will need to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 each and serve one-year imprisonment.

The doctor's association, which includes Association of Nursing Homes and Clinic Owners of Pune (ANHCOP) and Indian Medical Association of Pune, has claimed that the penalty is huge and the injustice is not only towards doctors, but the medical profession, too.

Dr Nitin Bhagali, president of ANHCOP, told Mirror, "The court's judgment is insensitive as the punishment is same as conducting a sex determination test. It has come as a shock to us. Filling of the form is a clerical job which is done by hospital staffers. How can doctors be held responsible for a minor technical error that is not even their fault?"

Urging all centres in the city to stop conducting gynaec, especially pregnancy-related sonography tests, Dr Avinash Bhondwe, past president of IMA Pune, said, "We are firm on our stand and will continue to remain so until the court changes the judgment. The act deems the same punishment for incomplete filling of forms and an illegal sex determination test. The degree of punishment needs to change.

Bhondwe added that they had written to the Union health ministry, urging it to amend the Act, which was refused. However, the accused doctors seem to be not unaware of the support. Dr Anup Bhasrakade, one of the accused, said, "Although we are not aware, it will be a big relief if they are supporting us. The imprisonment has come as a huge punishment for us. We are still in a state of shock."

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