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MMC DISMISSES CASE AGAINST DR YUSUF MERCHANT

Maharashtra Medical Council dismissed a complaint against Dr. Yusuf Merchant and exonerated him of all the charges, levelled and framed against him. Dr. Yusuf Merchant was represented by Adv. Shabnam Latiwala and Dr Gopinath Shenoy. Advocate Latiwala states that according to the order dated 31/03/2021 The Governing Council of MMC declared that Dr.Yusuf Merchant has not committed any violation of the Code of Medical Ethics or Professional Misconduct. The Maharashtra Medical Council also held that there was no evidence to substantiate the allegations levelled against Dr.Yusuf Merchant. Adv. Shabnam Latiwala said that Justice has finally prevailed. Adding further, she said, there was no merit and no evidence at all in the case as observed by the Maharashtra Medical Council. The entire case was a frivolous and malicious prosecution as all the charges against Dr.Yusuf Merchant were baseless and unsubstantiated. Adv. Shabnam Latiwala states that her client was vindicated  by some disgruntled elements, who are trying to bring discredit and disrepute to her client and stop him from working in the arena of Rehabilitation of Substance Abusers. The said persons, supported by an unregistered and recently formed social organization PARA, tried getting a media trial for my client. A question therefore arises, as to whether it actually exists or is a fictitious entity floated with sole purpose of maligning Dr. Merchant by creating a media campaign against him and discredit his good work. According to Dr. Gopinath Shenoy,” Meaningless and baseless allegations have now become a norm. It is legalised harassment and extortion that doctors and other professionals are subject to nowadays.” It was Dr Merchant, who got the deadly drug MCAT ( Meow Meow) banned in India by filing a PIL, when no one wanted to take on the Drug Mafia even at the cost of the youth of India. He made many enemies since 1988 due to his...