Terms & Conditions
CRITERIA FOR EXAMINING THE COMPLAINT OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE/
PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT AGAINST A REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.
Please note that all complaints of medical negligence/professional misconduct against a
registered medical practitioner received in the Delhi Medical Council are first screened by the
Executive Committee of the Delhi Medical Council itself or in consultation with a medical
specialist to which the complaint pertains and if at that stage the Executive Committee is of
the opinion that the matter cannot be disposed of and the same require further investigation,
such cases are referred to the Disciplinary Committee for hearing. On the date of hearing or
any other date to which hearing could be adjourned, it shall be obligatory on the parties to
appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the Council. Where the complainant fails to
appear on such days, the Disciplinary Committee may in its discretion either dismiss the
complaint for default or decide it on merits, where the opposite party fails to appear on the
date of hearing, the Disciplinary committee may decide the complaint ex-parte. The decision
of the inquiry is put up for confirmation before the Council and after the same is confirmed, it
is communicated to the respective parties and to other as may be required.
Particulars to be contained in the complaint
"The complaint shall contain the following particulars:-
- the name, description and address of the complainant;
the name, description and address of the opposite party or parties, as the case may
be, as far as they can be ascertained;
the facts relating to the complaint, when the cause of action arose and what are the
grounds or causes of the complaint;
- the documents in support of the complaint if any;
the relief which the complaint claims.
No complaint shall be entertained unless it is in writing and signed by the person making it.
The complaint shall be verified by the complainant. The complainant shall file six copies of
the complaint along with such number of copies as there are opposite parties in the
complaint. All anonymous and frivolous complaints shall be rejected."
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