By Christina England
A staggering 1,992 Indian doctors were found guilty this week of yet again profiting from the pharmaceutical industries. The Medical Council of India have found that doctors have been violating professional ethics, by excepting gifts, hospitality and financial gains.
In the article Nearly 2000 doctors named for taking pharma firms’ gifts-Politics … the Economic Times stated:-
“Nearly 2,000 doctors have violated professional ethics by receiving gifts, hospitality orÂ monetary grants from pharmaceutical companies in the last three years according to the Medical Council of India (MCI), parliament was informed Friday.”
Further on the report states that the minister said that Rakash Lodha of the Department of Paediatrics All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Anurag Bhargav of Jan Swasthya Sahyog in Chhattisgarth have recently conducted a study, which was reported in a recent issue of Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, saying that vaccine manufactures are offering vaccines at hugely reduced prices to doctors and that AzadÂ Ghulam Nabi the Health Minister said that the doctors then go on to vaccinate the patients at the full charge of the vaccine.
All in all this made a nice juicy profit for these doctors, it seems such a shame that they were found out. In the USA however, even though India and other countries do act on such behaviour, reports show evidence clearly highlighting that the USA do not.