Tamil Nadu Medical Council serves notice on doctors for onli
The Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC) has recently served notices on 100 doctors - majority of them from Chennai — for advertising online. The council has initiated disciplinary action against all 100 of them, and has charged them with misconduct.

Last month, the council had issued a circular to deans of all medical colleges, and medical associations advising doctors to refrain from advertising online. It noted that it was misconduct as per the Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations of Medical Council of India for a Registered Medical Practitioner to advertise about themselves and their practice to solicit patients. However, the violations continued.

“We have served notices on 100 doctors in the State. Majority of them are from Chennai. The others are from Madurai, Coimbatore and Salem. We have sought explanation from them and they should reply to us within 15 days. We will conduct an inquiry based on their explanation,” said K. Senthil, president of TNMC. The idea behind the move is to ensure doctors comply with the code of conduct and provide a level-playing field for everyone, he said, adding: “Only five per cent of doctors promote themselves on online platforms, and we wanted to keep in mind the welfare of the other doctors.”

Read more: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/medical-council-serves-notice-on-doctors-for-online-ads/article27892298.ece
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Dr. a●●●●l g●●l Rheumatology
Can we post our skills in justdial or google business? Experts please guide. What does advertisement means? If a new speciality is started in a remote place, shouldn’t information be made available on internet? How will the public be aware of such developments?
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Dr. A●●●●●●a J●●●●i Psychiatry
Telemedicine is not illegal. Please raise this point with MCI.
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