An additional chief metropolitan magistrate Tuesday directed the Azad Maidan police to file an FIR against doctor M L Saraf of Bombay Hospital, for having practised medicine without due registration for about 25 years.
Nadini Suchde (48), a Colaba resident, had registered a case of medical negligence against Saraf and four other doctors from the same hospital, alleging that her mother Gitika Ghosh died during treatment for femur fracture at Bombay Hospital in January 2013 due to negligence on the doctors’ part.
According to the magistrate’s order, Saraf registered himself as a medical practitioner on December 31, 1971, and never renewed his registration.
Hence, in 1988-89, the council had removed his name from the register. Later, he applied for fresh registration in October 8, 2013.
“Considering this aspect and provisions of Maharashtra Medical Practitioner Act, it reveals that, there are prima facie ingredients made out for attracting provisions of cognizable, particularly section 33 and 38 of the Indian Medical Practioner’s Act,” the court observed.
According to Suchde, she had sought this information through a Right to Information Act. It is further alleged that she had tried to register new FIR with Azad Maidan police station, but, “for reasons known to the police, no FIR was registered in this cognizable case”. An FIR has been lodged by Suchde against Saraf, Dr P L Tiwari, Dr Parikh,Dr N Bharucha and Dr Borges at Azad Maidan police station.