Doctors are known for saving human life and preventing them from various diseases. In India some peoples still believe that Doctor’s are god’s angels and everyone trust them blindly. We have blind faith on doctors. Doctors accepting gifts would be struck off the Indian medical register for periods ranging from three months to more than one year.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to propose that doctors found accepting costly gifts not be allowed to practise for a year and more. The proposal will be sent to the Union Health Ministry for approval this week. While those accepting gifts worth more than Rs 1,000, till up to Rs 5,000, will be given a warning, those found to have taken gifts for more than Rs 5,000, till up to Rs 10,000, will have their names removed from the MCI register for three months. A gift worth between Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000 can lead to removal from MCI register/state medical register for six months, and one above Rs 1 lakh would invite a penalty of more than a year.
What is your opinion about this?
Accepting gifts may create problem for doctors is right?