GULBARGA: The Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has received as many as 150 complaints against doctors and hospitals in this year so far, KMC president Dr H Veerabhadrappa said.
Veerabhadrappa told reporters at Patrika Bhavan that KMC was set up to help people get justice in case of any problems with doctors or hospitals.
Claiming that he suspended the licences of two doctors for misconduct, he urged people to approach KMC if they have any complaints instead of taking the law into their hands.
Veerabhadrappa said KMC aims to conduct fast-track trials and hearing of cases (professional misconduct, medical negligence and violation of code of medical ethics) registered with the Council.
“KMC plans to issue new A 4-size, tamper-resistant KMC certificates for all medical practitioners when they come for renewal of registration. Another plan is to offer a bar-coded smart card, which can be used as an identity card, to all doctors,” he said.
The KMC website will be updated with the latest software applications, helping all medical practitioners update their information, including change of address and registration of additional qualification online.
Veerabhadrappa said that the KMC will also publish booklets on good medical practices and make them available online. The KMC-II building premises at Millers Tank Bed Area, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore, will be offered for conducting Continuing Medical Education conferences or workshops, he informed.Veerabhadrappa said KMC will also start a library for students preparing for medical entrance exams on the premises of the building. KMC will also felicitate students with highest aggregate marks in final year MBBS with a gold medal and certificate in memory of late Dr Mohandas Bhandary (KMC member), he informed. This year Dr Abhinaya Venkatakrishnan from M S Ramaiah Medical College received the award.
He said about one lakh doctors have registered with the KMC. On an average 3,000 doctors register with the KMC every year.