CHENNAI: THE Medical Council of India on Tuesday directed the Tamil Nadu Medical Council to remove a doctor from its registry for six months for appearing as faculty at more than one private medical college, in violation of the Code of Medical Ethics Regulations.
According to official sources, Muthu Kumar was a faculty at Annaii Medical College and Hospital in Kancheepuram district and at SRM Medical College and Hospital in Kattankulathur. When he appeared for assessment for the second institution on July 2, 2015, the doctor concealed the information in his declaration form that he had already appeared for Annaii Medical College for the same academic year on December 19, 2014.
Though the offence was not detected immediately, the sub-committee that the MCI had constituted to scrutinise declaration forms spotted it while carrying out its assessment for the academic year 2015-16.
Confirming Muthu Kumar’s suspension to Express, Dr K Senthil, president of Tamil Nadu Medical Council, said the council has directed the State unit to suspend him from practice for six months. This will be done at the next meeting of the council.
When summoned for explanation, Muthu Kumar said he was not aware of the norms which state that he should not appear in more than one medical college as faculty.
However, his claims contradict his earlier declaration wherein he had stated that he was not a faculty in any other institution.