Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) on Wednesday suspended licenses of two doctors for violation of norms. Ahmedabad-based Dr Narendra Kantilal Parikh’s licence was suspended for three months for violation of norms in issuing certificates to an accused in a criminal case which aided the latter in evading law. The licence of Dr Jitendrasinh Lalitsinh Rana of Surat was suspended for six months for negligence in treatment which caused patient’s death.

Ahmedabad case

In case of Dr Parikh, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court had asked the GMC to investigate into a matter related to issuance of medical certificates by the doctor to an accused in a criminal case. Medical certificate issued by Dr Parikh on May 11, 2017, to the accused had helped the latter evade law under the guise of getting treatment for various ailments at the doctor’s Shreeji Clinic and Hospital in Saraspur. After listening to what Dr Parikh had to say in his defence, the Executive Committee took the decision on November 11, 2017, to impose threemonth suspension on him which was later ratified by the General Body of the Council.

The suspension will be in effect from February 21 to May 20, 2018, and the doctor will not be able to practice medicine during the period. Speaking to Mirror, Dr Nitin Vora, President of Gujarat Medical Council, said, “The court asked us to investigate if the certificates issued were in order or not. The Council found that the doctor had violated the regulations and was hence awarded the suspension. He can appeal this ruling in the Medical Council of India.”

Surat Case

In the case of Dr Rana, who practices at Aaram Hospital in Kosamba area of Surat, one Divyang Patel had alleged that negligence on the part of the doctor during Hernia operation had led to the death of his father. The two parties were heard and a sub-committee was formed to look into the matter. On the basis of the report of the sub-committee, the Executive Committee of the Council on November 22, 2017, decided to suspend him for six months and the same was ratified by the General Body later. The suspension period will be effective between February 21 and August 20, 2018.

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