The Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC), which is responsible for regulating medical doctors in Tamil Nadu, has sent notices to many doctors, asking them to remove their names from a famous healthcare website.
They are treating this listing as an advertisement, and state that it breaches the code of medical ethics. This notice is going to raise a hornet’s nest, because it raises more questions than it answers. Will other state medical councils also send similar notices ?
How will this impact the business model of doctor discovery platforms? Will they fight ? Will doctors object to the notice ? If doctors are not allowed to use the internet to reach out to their patients, won’t this make it harder for patients to find the right doctor ? In this day and age, is this a sensible step to take ?
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