The Delhi Medical Council Service to Community & Medical Fraternity Is our endeavour Delhi Medical Council
Earning the trust of the public and the profession by being transparent, accountable, accessible and responsive
Dr Girish Tyagi
A review of last year looks at the ways in which we have fulfilled our purpose in all our areas of responsibility, and the way in which they will evolve in future as we implement our policies. We are determined that the Delhi Medical Council will continue to meet the needs of the society and will merit and maintain the confidence of the public and the profession.
One of the major thrusts is the introduction of renewal of registration, which will require our registered practitioners to demonstrate that they remain up to date. We have succeeded in our endeavour of providing an equitable platform for the users and the providers of health care services.
Dr Girish Tyagi
Compliance of the law of the land : The Council took steps to disseminate information about the provisions of Delhi Medical Council Act and extensively emphasized on it through print media, at medical professionals associations meetings, through correspondence with the Heads of medical institutes and hospitals. Awareness was created amongst the medical fraternity. The fraternity has reposed its faith in the Council by coming forward for registration in large numbers.
Initiative was taken by the Council by arranging for Field Camps at various medical colleges and institutes to facilitate registration of doctors with Delhi Medical Council.
Number of medical practitioners registered with Delhi Medical Council during the Year 2009-10 – 4460
Total number of medical practitioners registered with Delhi Medical Council - 44297
Notification of Delhi Medical Council Register
In compliance with the provisions of Delhi Medical Council Act, the State Medical Register of medical practitioners registered with the Council was notified on 28th November 2002.
The medical professionals have welcomed and responded positively to the concept of Continue Medical Education and the Council has accredited a total of 816 CME programmes.
In order to achieve better connectivity with the registered practitioners and public the Council launched its website, "www.delhimedicalcouncil.nic.in"
The Council through its fair and transparent functioning has not only established its reputation amongst the medical fraternity but also has won the confidence of the public, the investigating agencies and the courts of law.
The Council is leading a crusade against the self- proclaimed doctors, "Quacks", to free the State of Delhi from their menace. In this mission it has been coordinating with the Directorate of Health Services to bring these charlatans to book. We have issued more than one hundred show cause notices to quacks. Prosecution proceedings have been launched against quacks in the courts. We have been able to sensitize the judiciary and have evolved procedures to simplify the executive and judicial process to book these offenders. As a result many quacks have been arrested, some have been denied bail. A request has been made to the High Court of Delhi through the Delhi Govt. to appoint special magistrates for speedy trial against quacks. We propose to request for amending laws so that trial proceedings against quacks are done expeditiously.
We set the standards of professional practice by describing what is expected of doctors, in their day to day conduct &performance, by the profession and by society .To achieve this objective the Council formulated the Code Of Ethics for medical practitioners practicing/servicing in the NCT of Delhi.
The duties of a doctor registered with the Delhi Medical Council :-
Patients must be able to trust doctors with their lives and well-being. To justify that trust, we as a profession have a duty to maintain a good standard of practice and care and to show respect for human right. In particular as a doctor, you must : -
In all these matters you must never discriminate unfairly against your patients or colleagues. And you must always be prepared to justify your actions to them.
For the first time in India Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs in collaboration with WHO published "Standard Treatment Guidelines". This publication was very well received amongst doctors in India, and as a part of collaborative efforts between Delhi Medical Council and DSPRUD these guidelines were distributed free of cost to registered practitioners of Delhi Medical Council in order to promote and create awareness among them regarding the need for rational use of drugs.
On the request of Govt of NCT of Delhi this study was done by National Council of Applied Economic Research under the supervision of Delhi Medical Council. The study projects the needs of Health manpower for the NCT of Delhi till the year 2020. The report has been submitted to the Govt of NCT of Delhi.
On the initiative of Delhi Medical Council, a National Conference of State Medical Councils on Regulation of the Medical Profession was held in Delhi at the India International Centre on 15th and 16th January 2003 with the objective to promote interaction, exchange of information and ideas amongst Medical Councils in the Country. The representatives of the following States attended the conference:-
The meeting was also attended by the representatives from the Medical Council of India and an observer from the Government of India.
The following items were considered on the agenda : -