Ketan Desai

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Dr. Ketan Desai is the former president of Medical Council of India and World Medical Association who now serves as Head of Urology department at B.J. Medical College.[1] He is currently a member of Gujarat Medical Council. [2]

Early life[edit]

Desai is a native from Gujarat’s Maroli village. He completed his school graduation from Hansraj Morarji Public School, where his father Dirubhai Desai was a teacher for the primary section. After school, he completed his MBBS and MD in urology in the year 1983 from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad .[3]

Career[edit]

After graduating from B.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad in 1983, he became the head of urology department in the same year and still serves as Head. He became the youngest head ever in Indian history. He later became syndicate and senate member of the Gujarat University with most of the time uncontested. He became president of Gujarat Medical Council in the 1990s and became president of Medical Council of India in 2001. He has also served as president of Indian Medical Association and Dental Council of India. He later become president of World Medical Association.[3]

On April 23, he and other doctors were arrested on corruption charges of Rs two crore to recognise a college in Punjab[4]

In the year 2010 he was reelected as senate member of Gujarat University after a legal challenge was dismissed.[5]

Controversy[edit]

The MCI was dissolved by the President of India on 15 May 2010 following the arrest of MCI's president Ketan Desai by the CBI on 22 April 2010. Desai, alleged middle-man J. P. Singh and doctors Sukhwinder Singh and Kanwaljit Singh have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.[6][7] The CBI recovered 1.5kgs of gold and 80kgs of silver from Desai's premises.Further, gold worth ₨ 35 lakhs were recovered from Desai's bank lockers in Ahmedabad.[8] CBI told that he had more than 35 lockers which were then yet to be opened and contents noted. He also was reported to own more than 400 properties across the country. But surprisingly Mr. Gulam Nabi Azad the then Union Minister of Health commented that the Government had no control over MCI and cannot take any action.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ketan Desai’s journey from BJMC to MCI". Indian Express. 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Gujarat Medical Council About Us". Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Ketan Desai’s journey from BJMC to MCI". Indian Express. 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  4. ^ PTI Apr 23, 2010, 09.57am IST (2010-04-23). "MCI boss Ketan Desai arrested - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ TNN Jan 26, 2012, 03.51AM IST (2012-01-26). "GU defends Ketan Desai's election to senate in SC - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Court extends judicial custody of Ketan Desai by 14 days". The Hindu. May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ "President signs ordinance on MCI". The Hindu. May 15, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  8. ^ http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/cbi-desai-owns-10-houses/611648/