Two doctors, Dr. Ch. Srikanth and Dr. Karan M. Patel, have been severely disciplined by the Telangana State Medical Council and suspended from practicing medicine for periods of three and six months, respectively. Due to his negligence and failure to refer a patient to a more advanced facility, Dr. Srikanth was judged to have engaged in misconduct. According to the Indian Medical Council (professional conduct, etiquette, and ethics) Regulations 2002, he has been given a three-month sentence.
In the second instance, it was discovered that Dr. Karan M. Patel had grossly misbehaved by operating on a patient’s foot. The general body of the council consequently voted to revoke his registration for a period of six months and to remove him from the medical register for the same amount of time.
According to the IMC regulations, both doctors have been advised that they have a 60-day window in which to appeal to the National Medical Commission.
By this action, all doctors are now reminded to rigorously abide by the ethical principles and codes of conduct established by the Indian Medical Council and the Telangana State Medical Council. The council has a responsibility to safeguard the interests of patients, and any negligence or improper behavior on the part of doctors will be severely punished.
The choice to punish the two doctors so severely will definitely convey a clear message to the medical community about the value of abiding by ethical standards and acting with professionalism and honesty. To preserve the confidence of the general public and the profession, it is crucial to ensure that all doctors adhere to the highest standards of medical practise.