HYDERABAD: Initiating a rare disciplinary action, the Telangana State Medical Council (TSMC) has cracked the whip on more than six doctors and issued warnings on several others for “unethical and faulty” medical practices.
Taking a serious note of the unethical medical practices, the council suspended the licence of Dr Chandra Bhushan of Global Hospital, who had a few months ago unsuccessfully performed height-increasing surgery on one Nikhil Reddy, an IT professional from Hyderabad, for two years.
“Dr Chandra Bushan, orthopaedic surgeon has been barred from practicing medicine for two years,” the TSMC announced.
Similarly, Dr Namratha, chairman of Srushti IVF Centre at Secunderabad, has been banned from practicing for five years. She now faces a lifetime ban from performing surrogacy when a school teacher died during hysteroscopy in her clinic in August.
Further, the TSMC has banned three doctors for six months for their unethical psychiatric practices.
The doctors are - Dr Rahul Carter of Serenity Foundation Secunderabad, Dr Hari Kumar Rava of Mind Crest Hospital of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation and Dr Minhaj Zafar Nasirbadi of Samtha Rehabilitation centre.
Finding another doctor T Manoj Kumar guilty of conducting unnecessary appendicitis surgeries on people from rural areas of Karimnagar district, the TSMC suspended him for a period of three months. Seven other doctors who were associated with these surgeries have been given stern warnings by the council.
Dr Kirshna Kanth Reddy has been suspended for a unspecified period for his non-compliance to TSMC orders. The council had earlier ordered him to display his MBBS equivalent degree. The council said the suspension would be revoked if and when he chooses to comply with its order.
Two others, K Swamy and D Rajesh, who the TSMC did not refer to as doctors have been recommended to the police “for practicing and dispensing” allopathic drugs without any qualifications.
“The decision taken on Friday to ban the doctors is unanimous,” said Dr E Ravindra Reddy, chairman of TSMC.
This year September, a failed anaesthesia procedure resulted in a woman going into a coma with 70 pc brain damage. According to sources, the TSMC is now examining the issue.