ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

MUMBAI

Public Trust Act 1950 Regn. No. F – 7373 Bom

Societies Regn. Act Xxlof 1860 Regn. No. Bom-454/81 GBBSD

302, The Summit Business Park Premises Chsl, Opp. PVR Cinema, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 40093

Tel: 022 2683 6019 2682 1109 2684 1109 98674 50066

Managing Trustee

DR. KISHORE ADYANTHAYA

9867122776 managing.trustee@amcmumbai.org drkisad@gmail.com

President

DR. NILIMA VAIDYA-BHAMARE

9892750298

president@amcmumbai.org nilimabhamare67@gmail.com

Hon. Secretary

DR. HEMANT DUGAD

9869046460

secretary@amcmumbai.org

drhemanthdugad@gmail.com

President Elect

DR. ASHOK SHUKLA

9322270961

ashokshukla99@gmail.com

Imm. Past President

DR. SUSHMITA BHATNAGAR

7738065081 / 9869013797

snb4amc@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. RAJEEV AGARWAL

9324547676

rajeev9324@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. PRADEEP BALIGA

8779202530

drpradeepbaliga@yahoo.com

Treasurer

DR. VIKRAM KHANNA

9819055857 getwellsoonent@gmail.com treasurer@amcmumbai.org

Jt. Secretary

DR. SUPRIYA ARWARI

9821031263 supriyarwari@gmail.com

Jt. Secretary

DR. RAHUL RANE

9833011340 dr.rahul.rane@gmail.com

Jt. Treasurer

DR. VIKRANT DESAI

9833147979 drvikrantdesai@gmail.com

To,

Shree Sanjay Pandey

The Police Commissioner , Mumbai city.

Subject : Withdrawal of statement made regarding the medical fraternity

Respected Sir,

At a recent program held on 27th March 2022 , at hotel Sahara Star , for celebration of our Golden Jubilee year , you had graciously accepted our invitation to attend as Chief Guest . The main intention behind the invitation was to have a learned officer amongst us & build a good relationship with the Police Department through a person of your Stature …. The police Commissioner himself . You being the chief , represent the entire police force in Mumbai . You were honoured on the dias of a distinguished and elite organization in the presence of an August audience .

Over the years the Association of Medical Consultants , popularly known as AMC, has tried it’s best to maintain good relationships with your department. Our Office Bearers have been meeting local police stations and sensitising the police to the laws pertaining to doctors through our Medicolegal Manual , specially created for the purpose , with a lot of effort . All through the COVID season too , the Association has helped the police by donating PPE kits , masks, sanitizers etc. This relationship of mutual faith that was built with so much of effort was brought to naught , by your statement to the press yesterday .

Every profession has a few black sheep . The Police Department more so . It has been proven statistically that the police department ranks second in the corruption department & doctors feature at the very bottom …. if at all .

In your statement you said that people go to the doctors and the police as a last resort .This however , is not true at all . People do trust doctors more and come to us at the first symptom or sign of disease to get relief . To the police , however , they definitely go as a last resort , for fear of harassment is much more .

When you were on the dias as the Chief Guest , you also made a mention that unnecessary tests were done in the COVID season and that it was your personal experience that COVID could be treated by a simple Paracetamol . Wish that was true . Wish you had told the government this , so that the government would not have spent crores and crores of rupees in establishing health care JUMBO facilities & more than 1500 doctors would not have died in vain . Had only crocin been made available , we would have millions of more deaths on our hands .

Date: 5th April, 2022

website: http://www.amcmumbai.org email: office@amcmumbai.org

ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

MUMBAI

Public Trust Act 1950 Regn. No. F – 7373 Bom

Societies Regn. Act Xxlof 1860 Regn. No. Bom-454/81 GBBSD

302, The Summit Business Park Premises Chsl, Opp. PVR Cinema, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 40093

Tel: 022 2683 6019 2682 1109 2684 1109 98674 50066

Managing Trustee

DR. KISHORE ADYANTHAYA

9867122776 managing.trustee@amcmumbai.org drkisad@gmail.com

President

DR. NILIMA VAIDYA-BHAMARE

9892750298

president@amcmumbai.org nilimabhamare67@gmail.com

Hon. Secretary

DR. HEMANT DUGAD

9869046460

secretary@amcmumbai.org

drhemanthdugad@gmail.com

President Elect

DR. ASHOK SHUKLA

9322270961

ashokshukla99@gmail.com

Imm. Past President

DR. SUSHMITA BHATNAGAR

7738065081 / 9869013797

snb4amc@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. RAJEEV AGARWAL

9324547676

rajeev9324@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. PRADEEP BALIGA

8779202530

drpradeepbaliga@yahoo.com

Treasurer

DR. VIKRAM KHANNA

9819055857 getwellsoonent@gmail.com treasurer@amcmumbai.org

Jt. Secretary

DR. SUPRIYA ARWARI

9821031263 supriyarwari@gmail.com

Jt. Secretary

DR. RAHUL RANE

9833011340 dr.rahul.rane@gmail.com

Jt. Treasurer

DR. VIKRANT DESAI

9833147979 drvikrantdesai@gmail.com

A few days ago , a gynecologist from Rajasthan committed suicide under duress … due to the reckless action of an irresponsible policeman who charged her with Section 302 , that is murder !!!! Where the patient had succumbed to post partum haemorrhage , a known complication ( after delivering her fourth child after previous 3 girl children in want of a male child ! ) …… without taking the opinion of a medical board . The NMC has clearly laid down the guidelines for the implementation of the judgement of the Jacob Matthews case , which your brethren should have been well versed with . The reporter printed only one side of the story and the local political goons placed the dead body in front of the hospital and created ruckus . It was a clear case of abetment to suicide …… nothing short of a murder . In the wake of this situation , we would have expected greater sensitivity from the top most officer of the Mumbai Police .

With great power comes great responsibility & you are in that seat of great responsibility . The entire medical fraternity is feeling the angst and wants you to apologise and withdraw your statement about the unnecessary tests that doctors prescribe …… a comment which ought to be in the technical domain and not to be made casually ,

The jurisdiction of the police is in the area of law enforcement as statutorily mandated . The formation of guidelines about medical prescriptions is most definitely out of the purview of the police authority .

We at , AMC , However being a recognised body of specialists and super specialists do have that expertise . There is not a single example of a policeman having studied medicine & become a doctor , but ample examples of medical men having become excellent policemen .

The doctors and the police need to work shoulder to shoulder for the benefit of our Society.. We look after the health of the society and you look after their security . We are like the 2 wheels which carry equal burden , and hence , need to work in tandem .Just like the police force , the medical profession also puts in a lot of effort day in and day out 24*7 . You cannot demean this noble profession just on the basis of a few doctors who may have unholy nexus . You should use your power to help us instead to route out these unethical elements , to book unregistered doctors or quacks , to shut down shanty ” hospitals ” , to help the medical professionals deal with unruly mobs that destroy and damage the hospital property & break the morale of healthcare professionals . That would go a long way in establishing a harmonious society .

website: http://www.amcmumbai.org email: office@amcmumbai.org

ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

MUMBAI

Public Trust Act 1950 Regn. No. F – 7373 Bom

Societies Regn. Act Xxlof 1860 Regn. No. Bom-454/81 GBBSD

302, The Summit Business Park Premises Chsl, Opp. PVR Cinema, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 40093

Tel: 022 2683 6019 2682 1109 2684 1109 98674 50066

Managing Trustee

DR. KISHORE ADYANTHAYA

9867122776 managing.trustee@amcmumbai.org drkisad@gmail.com

President

DR. NILIMA VAIDYA-BHAMARE

9892750298

president@amcmumbai.org nilimabhamare67@gmail.com

Hon. Secretary

DR. HEMANT DUGAD

9869046460

secretary@amcmumbai.org

drhemanthdugad@gmail.com

President Elect

DR. ASHOK SHUKLA

9322270961

ashokshukla99@gmail.com

Imm. Past President

DR. SUSHMITA BHATNAGAR

7738065081 / 9869013797

snb4amc@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. RAJEEV AGARWAL

9324547676

rajeev9324@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. PRADEEP BALIGA

8779202530

drpradeepbaliga@yahoo.com

Treasurer

DR. VIKRAM KHANNA

9819055857 getwellsoonent@gmail.com treasurer@amcmumbai.org

Jt. Secretary

DR. SUPRIYA ARWARI

9821031263 supriyarwari@gmail.com

Jt. Secretary

DR. RAHUL RANE

9833011340 dr.rahul.rane@gmail.com

Jt. Treasurer

DR. VIKRANT DESAI

9833147979 drvikrantdesai@gmail.com

We reiterate that , AMC shall stand solidly behind any member found to be harassed by any anti social element , be it the police , politician or media . We shall not hesitate go to court or suspend services till the culprit is brought to book .

The medical fraternity shall now have ZERO TOLERANCE TO Unwarranted violence against its members.

Withdrawal of your remarks against our profession will go a long way in reassuring the medical profession that you do recognise the tremendous contribution of doctors to society and that your remarks were inadvertently spoken .

Thanking you in anticipation of a statement which re instills our faith in your department ,

Thanking you, Yours truly,

Dr. Nilima Vaidya-Bhamare President-AMC (9892750298) president@amcmumbai.org

Dr. Sudhir Naik

Chairman – Medicolegal Cell (9820149368) sgnaik67@yahoo.com

Dr. Hemant Dugad Hon. Secretary (9869046460) secretary@amcmumbai.org

Dr. Lalit Kapoor President – FAMC (9820055676) drlalitprabha@gmail.com

website: http://www.amcmumbai.org email: office@amcmumbai.org

ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

MUMBAI

Public Trust Act 1950 Regn. No. F – 7373 Bom

Societies Regn. Act Xxlof 1860 Regn. No. Bom-454/81 GBBSD

302, The Summit Business Park Premises Chsl, Opp. PVR Cinema, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 40093

Tel: 022 2683 6019 2682 1109 2684 1109 98674 50066

Managing Trustee

DR. KISHORE ADYANTHAYA

9867122776 managing.trustee@amcmumbai.org drkisad@gmail.com

President

DR. NILIMA VAIDYA-BHAMARE

9892750298

president@amcmumbai.org nilimabhamare67@gmail.com

Hon. Secretary

DR. HEMANT DUGAD

9869046460

secretary@amcmumbai.org

drhemanthdugad@gmail.com

President Elect

DR. ASHOK SHUKLA

9322270961

ashokshukla99@gmail.com

Imm. Past President

DR. SUSHMITA BHATNAGAR

7738065081 / 9869013797

snb4amc@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. RAJEEV AGARWAL

9324547676

rajeev9324@gmail.com

Vice President

DR. PRADEEP BALIGA

8779202530

drpradeepbaliga@yahoo.com

Treasurer

DR. VIKRAM KHANNA

9819055857 getwellsoonent@gmail.com treasurer@amcmumbai.org

Jt. Secretary

DR. SUPRIYA ARWARI

9821031263 supriyarwari@gmail.com

Jt. Secretary

DR. RAHUL RANE

9833011340 dr.rahul.rane@gmail.com

Jt. Treasurer

DR. VIKRANT DESAI

9833147979 drvikrantdesai@gmail.com

ABOUT US:

Established in 1972, The Association of Medical consultants AMC as it is popularly known is one of the fastest growing Association of Specialist Doctors in Mumbai and has a strength of almost 13,000+ Medical consultants catering to 90% hospitalized healthcare in Mumbai & its suburbs.

We represent Consultants practicing at both corporate and non-corporate Tertiary care referral Hospitals (both Government and Private) and individual Consultants practicing through their own.

Ours is an Association of almost 13,000+ consultants in private practice and corporate sectors. We are also registered with the Charity Commissioner. Our activities are many, apart from welfare of our doctors. We conduct a lot of Programs for society such as First Aid Responder workshops, Nurses Training Programs, Healthcare exhibitions, Blood Donation Camps, Anti-Noise pollution drive, Organ Donation awareness to name a few.

Issues related to public health such as Environmental issues, PIL for railway accident victims, Organ and Blood donations, First Aid Workshops, Medical Camps, Public Awareness Initiatives, issues related to violence against doctor, electronic medical record keeping, etc. are taken up by our association from time to time for the benefit of the doctors and public at large.

website: http://www.amcmumbai.org email: office@amcmumbai.org

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