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Nepali doctors were found plagiarizing Nigerian Research Papers

By Alisha Shrestha on Dec 07,2017 - 20:33

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It was found that Nepali doctors plagiarized content from research paper of African country and it was simultaneously delivered amidst research conducted in western Nepal. They have expressed retaliation for what they have done and vowed not to repeat same mistakes. The doctors were found to have copied it from the paper titled "Dyslipidemias in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Nnewi South-East Nigeria" based on research carried out in the African country. Hence, the papers were withdrawn from an international journal.

Doctors MK Shrewastwa and C Thanpari, lecturers at the Department of Biochemistry, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kohalpur; NK Yadav, lecturer at Department of Biochemistry, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara; RK Mittal, professor and head of Department of Biochemistry at Nepalgunj Medical College; and V Rohil, assistant professor at Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India were authors of the paper titled “DYSLIPIDEMIA IN TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS IN WESTERN  NEPAL"

Dr Mukesh Kumar (MK) Shrewastwa expressed “We were not very aware of the issue of plagiarism. Other members of the team are outside the country. I and my family are under immense psychological stress.” He earnestly requested not to publish any news regarding this and added “My father suffered a cardiac arrest recently, I promise not to make any such mistake again."

The paper was published in Bali Medical journal of Indonesia but it was withdrawn quickly, after a complaint was filed against journal. It was published in Nepal Medical Journal, which emulated entire statement of “Dyslipidemias in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Nnewi South-East Nigeria." N N Jisieike-Onuigbo of the Department of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, PMB 5025 Nnewi, Nigeria; E I Unuigbe of University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin and C O Oguejiofor, also of Department of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital authorized Nigerian research papers on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

A fine of Rs 10,000 to Rs 100,000 or six months imprisonment or both can be attested for violating copyright, as per Clause 26 (1) of the Copyright Act 2006.

Tags -  plagiarism , doctors , research , papers , diabetes

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