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Mandatory 6 months training for MBBS Doctors for performing Ultrasound: No Penal action to be taken against Doctors having minimum 15 years of Experience
The legal aspect of 6 months training for MBBS Doctors for performing ultrasound came for arguments under lordships of Hon. Supreme Court in a Petition filed by Dr. Anil Wasti, Dr. Manjeet Singh Chandrasen and Dr. Bhaskar Prasad. V/s. State of Chhattisgarh in SLP (Civ.) No. 3058/2020. The Bench comprised of Hon. Shri. Sharad Bobde, the CJI, Hon. B.R. Gawai J. and Hon. Surya Kant.
Upon hearing the Ld. Sr. Council Shri. Mukul Rohotgi, an important interim order was passed on 07/02/2020:
"By way of interim relief, it is directed that no penal action will be taken against a doctor who has put in practice for not less than 15 years, in case he does not take the proposed examination. It is, however, made clear that candidates are free to take the proposed examination."
Their lordships have used words “a doctor who has put in practice for not less than 15 years". Thus, it is related to an MBBS doctor having experience of 15 years and not ultrasound experience, as matter revolves around training of MBBS Doctors.
Dr KK Aggarwal
President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA