Petition to Conduct CBI Enquiry into Murder of Dr J A Mathan

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Press Release on “Drive against Quackery and Quacks (Fake Doctors) in Karnataka”

 CRISP (Children's Right Initiative for Shared Parenting), People For Better Treatment (PBT)                                      
 and

Voice of Women and Families in India (VOW)

Press Release on “Drive against Quackery and Quacks (Fake Doctors) in Karnataka”

Voice of Women and Families in India (VOW India), CRISP and PBT (People for Better Treatment) have conducting this press conference on Tuesday 13th December 2011 at Press club, Cubbon Park, Bangalore from 3.30 to 4:00 PM

We have made a presentation highlighting the following issues, in the interests of patients who have been victimized due to the Fake Doctors who are practicing Scientific Medicine without having the Licence to Practice Medicine. We invite the IMA (Indian Medical Association) and other organizations to join us in this fight against Quackery.
The issues addressed are:
  • Serious issues in How Quacks show that they have Licence to Practice Modern Scientific Medicine. Harsh Punishment for Quacks who are involved in Misrepresentation and Murder.Liability of Quacks should be under KMC/MCI till a separate Tribunal is created to handle the Crimes by these Quacks
  • The Social impact of Fake RMP Certificates, and unscrupulous methods by Quacks to obtain RMP certificates including Forgery, Adultery and Blackmail
  • Specific complaint against Sunil Redson and Shantharaj Redson from Yadgir, who are QUACKS and are Suspects in the Murder of late Dr J A Mathan (to create a Fraudulent Certificate of Efficiency allegedly given by Dr J A Mathan)
  • Petition to the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Health Secretary and other Law-enforcers to conduct the appropriate Investigations into General and Specific Complaints against Quacks.
  • Exposure of Quacks practicing in India using Website URL:
Press Conference "Drive against Quackery"

We need your support to create awareness about the importance of Having Legally competent Doctors to treat Patients.

Roshni Mathan Pereira                                      Pankaj Rai (People for Better Treatment)
Kumar Jahgirdar (President CRISP)                   Dr Savio Pereira (Eminent Doctor)                                                                             


Chronology of Actions against Quackery in Karnataka
1. An anti-quackery cell set up in 1983 by the health and family welfare department
2. In order to curb the practice of quackery, the Supreme Court had passed a judgement on October 8, 1998, to identify the quack doctors
3. As per the order, Director of Health and Family Welfare department had issued a circular No. MDL, 14: 2000-01 dated November 4, 2000. 
4. HC order on March 7, 2001 directing the DGP to take action against unregistered medical practitioners.
5. Government circular dated November 28, 2001 to the district administration to take action against doctors practising any recognised system of medicine other than the one in which they are registered, is not being implemented.
6. HC order on March 1, 2002 that on any complaint filed against unqualified or fake practitioners, the government is competent to take action.
7. On August 17, 2002, Health and Family Welfare Minister Kagodu Thimmappa announced an ordinance would be promulgated to check the menace of quacks.  

8. Karnataka government passed a notification No. HFW215/PIM-2007 dated December 13, 2007 to control the quack doctors to register Ayurveda Board, District Ayush officers and District Family welfare officers.

Coverage:

Television coverage: Doordarshan Kannada and Suvarna TV on 13 December 2011

Media Coverage:
Prajavani 15 December 2011
Indian Express 14 December 2011
Eenadu 14 December 2011

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