Sona Kakar, India Psychiatrist, suspended for 6 months – patients complain about “no positive result”

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Improper Counselling: Psychiatrist Suspended for 6 months By TS Medical Council

Psychiatrist Sona Kakar

Psychiatrist Sona Kakar

Acting stringently against unethical practices by medical practitioners, the Telangana State Medical Council (TSMC) has suspended 3 medical practitioners sand issued a warning to 2 doctors for improper practice.

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During a press note released yesterday, Council Chairman Dr E Ravindra Reddy confirmed the suspension of a psychiatrist and psychotherapist of Columbus Hospitals in Begumpet, Dr. Sona Kakar for six months. The suspension comes after one T Harita Reddy filed a complaint against the doctor.

Informing about the case, Dr Reddy told TOI, “The complainant opted for couple counseling for her marital discord, but Dr Kakar had never given the couple counselling and instead has taken a unilateral decision of giving 21 sessions of individual counselling with no positive result.

Harita also alleged that Dr Kakar has not given them couple counselling for which they have enrolled and this lead to irrevocable repercussions on them and cost them money and kept their lives on hold. The doctor has failed to provide them with the video footage of counselling. Due to this unfair and unethical practice, Dr Kakar was suspended for six months.

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