The National Medical Commission (NMC) has sought details of doctors from the Income Tax Department who allegedly received free gifts from six pharmaceutical companies, including Micro Labs, which manufactures Dolo 650. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the administrative body of the Income Tax Department, in July charged the makers of the widely used Dolo-650 tablet for indulging in misogyny and promoting its products to medical professionals and doctors for nearly 1,000. Was accused of distributing free gifts worth Rs. Let us inform that on July 6, the Income Tax Department had raided 36 premises in nine states against Bengaluru-based Micro Labs Limited.
The NMC, in a letter dated August 3, had requested CBDT Chairman Nitin Gupta to send the names, registration numbers and addresses of the doctors involved so that those details could be sent to the respective State Medical Councils for information and necessary action. Dr. Yogendra Malik, Member, Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB), NMC, in the letter drew attention to Section 6.8 of the Medical Council of India (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, as amended from time to time, which governs pharmaceutical companies. and allied health sector sets codes of conduct in the relationship of doctors with the industry.
He said that it would be pertinent to mention here that for the first time, any complaint regarding professional misconduct by the registered medical practitioner has to be disposed of by the concerned State Medical Council. Malik said that I would like to emphasize that the Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB), National Medical Commission is committed to inculcate ethics in the lives of registered doctors and will not tolerate any malpractice.
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