A Sangli-based medical professional has approached the Bombay high court (HC) seeking a compensation of Rs60 lakh from the state government for spoiling his career.
Dr Shashikant Dorkar contented that the post-graduate course conducted by the Government Medical College at Mirajwas not recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Anyone practicing medicine without getting registered with the MCI is liable to be prosecuted under the MCI Act, and attracts punishment of imprisonment for a term up to one year or fine.
"Though the petitioner has completed and awarded post-graduate degree by Shivaji University, he is not entitled to practise as a post-graduate doctor," Dorkar stated in his petition filed through advocate Pooja Thorat.
The 45-year-old medical professional had completed his MBBS course and internship of one year in 1989. Thereafter he got admission for MS (ENT) course at the Government Medical College, Miraj, and successfully completed his masters in 1993. Dorkar then joined Wanless Hospital attached to the same government medical college and worked there for five years as a lecturer. Thereafter he shifted to another medical institute, Bharti College at Sangli. In 2006, an MCI team visited the college for inspection and pointed out deficiency in his degree.