The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has issued notices to 21 doctors, including four from Mumbai, for violating the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) code on self-advertisement.
Dr Kishor Taori, chairman of MMC, said, “Section 6.1 of the MCI’s code of medical ethics says a doctor cannot advertise for himself or herself alone or with other doctors. We found these doctors violating this section.”
The four city doctors, who got the notice from the MMC, are Dr Mahesh Shah (cardiologist, Andheri), Dr Parag Telang (cosmetic surgeon, Andheri), Dr Shaila Shenoy (dermatologist, Andheri) and Dr Makrand Masrani (gynaecologist, Andheri). The doctors have given an unconditional apology to the MMC.
Sources said one of the doctors was pulled up for an article published in a newspaper on a procedure performed by him more than a decade back and another for writing a column two years back that included his photo. According to the MMC, doctors found flouting the rule can invite punishment ranging from a warning letter to cancellation of their registration.