Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) To make medical councils in India "unbiased" and "corruption-free", NGO People For Better Treatment (PBT) will file a public interest litigation (PIL) to get non-doctors into the council.
"Every medical board in the US has 50 percent non-doctors as members. In India, it is all a doctor's group. We are planning to bring a PIL soon on this," PBT president Kunal Saha said here Saturday.
According to the US-based doctor, corruption in the medical fraternity can be prevented if India takes up initiatives that ensure professionals other than doctors are allowed to be a part of medical groups.
"The Indian government has to understand why this shielding and corruption is happening because all are from the same fraternity," Saha said.