The Medical council of India has created a special Five member committee to address the issues suffocating the growth of medical specialities and super specialities in India. The pride for the state of Karnataka and the city of Bangalore is that Dr Vivek Jawali (Chairman, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore & Past President of Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons) is one of the members of this committee apart from Dr M C Misra, Director, AIIMS, Delhi. This committee is to deliberate and give recommendations to the MCI on an action plan.
Dr. Jawaliis a pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India and has performed over 18,000 Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgeries till date. He performed India’s first beating heart (off pump bypass surgery 1992) and India’s first minimally invasive bypass surgery on 28th September 1995.
Dr. Jawali did India’s first awake cardiac surgery (surgery without G. A. or Ventilator, done under continuous high thoracic epidural) in June 1999. He also performed world’s first awake open heart surgery (on a 74 year old patient who underwent triple bypass with aortic valve replacement without G. A. or a Ventilator) in April 2002.He was recently awarded with Bangalore Management Association Lifetime Achievement Award and is also the recipient of Harvard Medical International Lifetime achievement award for medical excellence in India.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) is responsible to establish and maintain standards in medical education and in recognising medical qualifications in India. The council protects and promote health and safety of the populace by making sure that proper standards in medicine has been maintained.