The number of bogus pathologist has gone up in in Mumbai as well as Maharashtra. Even, the one who have enrolled in paramedical council start a pathology centre. Today, on the occasion of ‘World Pathology Day’, discussion took place on pivotal topics like how to identify a bogus pathologist? And how just by enrolling the name in paramedical council does not give anyone the permission to open a pathology centre.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, President elect, IMA said, “Paramedical staff work to diagnose, treat and treat the patients and these people think that if the enroll their name in paramedical council; they can open a pathology centre. But, it does not work like that way. Due to wrong information, now, lab technicians give blood report to the patients. Nobody becomes a pathologist, if they work for 20 years as a lab technician.”
In order to treat patients, doctors need blood or other test reports. The pathologist is important for this. And one wrong report by them can be risky for patient’s life.
On the occasion of ‘World Pathology Day’ To alert patients, screening of the documentary ‘Story of the Public Health’ by Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists (MAPPM) took place, in order to explain, who is pathologist? Also, how to identify the bogus pathologist?
Dr Nandita Palshetkar, gynaecologist and IVF expert, Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, President elect, IMA, Dr Smita Sharma, AAMC President, Dr Sandeep Yadav, president of Maharashtra Association of Practising Pathologists and Microbiologists (MAPPM) were present at the event.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Sandeep Yadav, president of Maharashtra Association of Practising Pathologists and Microbiologists (MAPPM) said, “Pathologist is an important component of the medical field. One wrong report by them can be risky for patient’s life. Moreover, the patient is not given report without doctor’s signature. At many places, lab technicians who work under doctors, give report to the patient which is wrong. Due to the worrisome scenario, after 10 years, we will have to launch ‘Save pathologist’ campaign.”