India’s Medical Board has sacked a doctor who was sacked from the country’s Medical Council for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for complaining that the government has not allowed the compulsory registration of Aadhaar, a database that provides the personal information of people.
The medical board said in a statement on Sunday that it had been informed by the medical council that Dr Deepak Sharma, a doctor at the hospital in Delhi, had made allegations that the medical board was refusing to allow the Aadhaar number for a medical practice as prescribed by the Indian government.
According to the statement, Sharma had complained to the medical councils’ executive director, Dr Sudhir Kapoor, that the organisation had failed to accept the information on the Aadhaar as prescribed in the National Health Act, 1952.
In a letter to Kapoor on August 14, Sharma said that the board was unwilling to accept information on Aadhaar and would not permit any medical practice to take place on a medical basis without it.
The Medical Council has said it will conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations and will also hold a public hearing.
It has said Sharma had been dismissed from the medical society for allegedly “violating the guidelines of the society”.