Is it legally correct for an MD (General Medicine) doctor to practice as a cardiologist/nephrologist/endocrinologist?

M3 India Newsdesk Nov 01, 2018

Dr. MC Gupta, an AIIMS doctor turned lawyer offers medico-legal advice as to whether an Indian doctor with an MD in General Medicine could legally practice as a specialist or do basic surgeries.

Is it legally correct that an MD in General Medicine can:

  1. Function as a cardiologist, nephrologist, neurologist, endocrinologist etc. depending upon his training and experience?
  2. Do basic surgery, dermatology, obstetrics, psychiatry etc. because he is an MBBS?

Dr MC Gupta answers..

An MD...

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