The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) on Saturday suspended the registrations of 13 doctors, who have been charged for disclosing the sex of foetus.
The suspended doctors include Dr Sudam and Saraswati Munde from Beed who have been absconding after being charged for the death of a patient in an illegal abortion case. The MMC has suspended the registration of Dr Mohan Bandopant Nagane (Pune), who has been convicted by the court, for five years.
In keeping with the provisions of the MMC Act and the Pre-Conception And Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT), the council suspended the doctors from Beed, Jalagaon, Pune and Osmanabad.
MMC has received information about two Mumbai doctors being allegedly involved in illegal sex determination. However, their names are not on the MMC database.
“We have requested the state government for their registration numbers so that we can verify and take action against them immediately,” said Dr Shivkumar Utture, executive member of MMC.
The 13 doctors have been suspended temporarily on the basis of the chargesheet filed against them. “The suspension will continue till the courts give the verdicts.
If they are acquitted by the court, their suspension will be revoked but in cases of conviction, the suspension will be for five years,” said Dr Utture.
In December, the MMC had suspended five doctors across the state including Dr Madhav Trimbakrao Sanap, who continued to practice despite the suspension. Dr Sanap was arrested on June 3.
The MMC has decided to upload the names of the suspended doctors on their official website for the information of the patients and the medical community.