Dr Binayak Sen’s heart condition: Medicos writes to Chief Justice of India

 
53 Doctors and Noam Chomsky writes to supreme court Chief Justice of India demanding immediate release of India's Bare foot Doctor & Human rights Defender Dr. Binayak Sen

To : The Honourable Chief Justice of India,

We are extremely concerned about the health of Dr. Binayak Sen who has been imprisoned in Raipur since May 2007. Recently we learned that his health had worsened and that the doctor appointed by the court to examine him recommended that he be transferred to Vellore for an angiography and perhaps, if needed, an angioplasty or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft without further delay.

We believe that the court had ordered that Dr. Binayak receive treatment as per the doctor’s recommendations but there are still hurdles being created by the local administration. We urge you to use your good offices to see that this order is implemented immediately, as any delay may pose a risk to Dr. Binayak Sen’s life.

We also urge that Dr. Binayak be granted the bail that has been denied to him for almost two years now. Dr. Binayak has a blemishless record of public service both as a medical doctor amongst the poor and as a human rights crusader, and it is our humble opinion that a great injustice has already been done to him. We urge you to review his case.

See List of Signatories Sincerely,

1. Dr. Anagha Amte
Maharogi Seva Samiti
Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra
2. Dr. Bharati Amte
Maharogi Seva Samiti
Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra
3. Dr. Diganth Amte
Maharogi Seva Samiti
Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra
4. Dr. Prakash Amte
Maharogi Seva Samiti
Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra
5. Dr. Sheetal Amte
Maharogi Seva Samiti
Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra
6. Dr. Vikas Amte
Maharogi Seva Samiti
Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra
7. Dr. Sugan Baranth
Sane Guruji Rugnalaya
Malegaon, Maraharashtra
8. Dr Prabir Chatterjee MD
Routine Immunization Consultant
196-C/1 Picnic Garden Road
Kolkata, West Bengal
9. Bobby J. Cherayil, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
10. Anita Cheriyan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
11. Noam Chomsky
Professor of Linguistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, Massachusetts
12. Keith G Davies, FRCS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Boston University, Massachusetts
13. Sudarshan Devanesen CM MD CCFP
M.Cl.Sc.FCFP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
14. Dr. Yeshwant Devare
General Practitioner
Sane Guruji Rugnalaya
Malegaon, Maharashtra
15. Ranjan Duara, MD, MRCP, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, University of South
Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Professor of Neurology, Florida International
University College of Medicine, Miami FL and
Associate Professor of Medicine, Neurology and
Psychiatry, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
16. Shahnaz Duara, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Director Newborn Nursery
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
17. Mary Ganguli, MD MPH
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology,
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18. Rohan Ganguli MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Pathology, and
Community Health Systems
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Executive Vice President, Center for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
19. Dr. Revathi Joshi
Primary Health Center
Dhadgaon, Maharashtra
20. Sandra Lobo MRCP, DCH
Pediatric Neurologist
Belmont Massachusetts
21. Philip T Ninan MD
Vice President for Neuroscience
Global Medical Affairs
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
22. Dr. Rakhal Gaitonde
Training and Research Associate
Community Health Cell
Bangalore, Karnataka
23. Dr. Rumi Jehangir
Opthalmic Surgeon
Mumbai, Maharashtra
24. Surendra Kelwala, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
25. Dr. Vivek Korde
General Practioner
Mumbai, Maharashtra
26. Shanker Krishnamurthy, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Cortlandt Manor, NY
27. Uma Krishnamurthy, MD
Aneasthesiologist
Cortlandt Manor, New York
28. Usha Kuchimanchi, MD, MRCP
Consultant Physician
Hull and East Riding
East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
29. Satish Kumar, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Oklahoma
30. Alexander Kuruvila, M.D.
Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon
Riverside, California
31. Dr. Rupa Madkaikar
General Practioner
Mumbai, Maharashtra
32. Ranjit Mani, MD, FRCP
Neurologist
Rockville, Maryland
33. Smita Mehta, MD
Pediatrician
Nevada
34. Dr. Badar Maskati
General Practitioner
Saifee Hospital
35. Dr. Anirudh Malpani
General Practitioner
Malpani Hospital
Mumbai
36. Dr. Narayan Malpani
General Practitioner
Malpani Hospital
Mumbai, Maharashtra
37. Dr. Quresh Maskati
General Practitioner
Saifee Hospital
Mumbai, Maharashtra
38. Dr. M.P. Mirajkar
General Practitioner
Habib Hospital
Mumbai, Maharashtra
39. Dr. Sanjay Nagral
Consultant HPB & Liver Transplant Surgeon
Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre
Mumbai, Maharashtra
40. Deven Naik
General Practioner
Mumbai, Maharashtra
41. Ramji Narayan, MS
Atlas Star Medical Centre
Al Khuwair
Sultanate of Oman
42. Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
43. Dr. Vijay Pole
Maharogi Seva Samiti
Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra
44. Dr. Sham Pophle
General Practioner
Mumbai, Maharashtra
45. Dr. Pallavi Raut
Primary Health Center
Dhadgaon, Maharashtra
46. Dr. Anita Roy
Consultant, Anasthesiology
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
47. Dr. Nobhojit Roy
Head, Department of Surgery
BARC Hospital
Mumbai, Maharashtra
48. Nandini Sengupta, MD, MPH
Clinical Director, Pediatrics
Dimock Community Health Center
Boston, Massachusetts
49. Professor Michael Stein
Executive Director
Harvard Law School Projects on Disabilities
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
50. Dr. R. Sukanya
Training and Research Associate
Community Health Cell
Bangalore, Karnataka
51. Ajit Varki, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego
52. Nissi Varki, MD
Professor of Pathology
University of California, San Diego
53. Dr. Ketki Waghe
General Practioner
Mumbai, Maharashtra
54. Honorine Ward, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts


For a detailed analysis of the state’s case against Dr. Sen, read the 3-part series in Indian Express by Vinay Sitapati:  http://www.binayaksen.net/2009/01/indian-express-series-on-binayak-sen/

o A timeline of Binayak Sen’s case is available here:  http://www.binayaksen.net/2009/01/timeline-of-events-in-the-strange-case-of-dr-binayak-sen/

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