National Medical Commission Act has two key contradictions

Parliament has passed the National Medical Commission(NMC) Bill, 2019 which seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act,1956. However,experts have said that there are two fundamental contradictions and inconsistencies in the NMC Act,2019. The first contradiction is that Section 15(1) of the NMC Act act has proposed a common exit examination called National Exit Test(NEXT)… Continue reading National Medical Commission Act has two key contradictions

Explained: Why Medical Commission Bill bothers doctors

National Medical Commission(NMC) Bill,2019 is being criticised by medical fraternity even after getting passed in Parliament. The Indian Medical Association(IMA) has raised concerned over Section 32 of the NMC Bill that provides for licensing of non medical persons or Community Health Providers to practise modern medicine. According to the Bill,the Commission may grant limited licence… Continue reading Explained: Why Medical Commission Bill bothers doctors

Rajya Sabha Passes National Medical commission Bill

The Rajya Sabha has passed the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 which seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. If enacted, the current Medical Council of India would be replaced by a National Medical Commission. The Commission will have four autonomous boards: a) Undergraduate Medical Education Board, b) Post-Graduate Medical Education Board, c)… Continue reading Rajya Sabha Passes National Medical commission Bill

Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission bill 2019

The Lok Sabha has passed the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. If enacted, the current Medical Council of India would be replaced by a National Medical Commission. The Commission will have four autonomous boards: a) Undergraduate Medical Education Board, b) Post-Graduate Medical Education Board,… Continue reading Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission bill 2019

What changes are being brought in medical education?

National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 proposes to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. If enacted, the current Medical Council of India (MCI) would be replaced by a National Medical Commission. The bill seeks to replace the MCI on the grounds… Continue reading What changes are being brought in medical education?

Govt. opposes NEXT for MBBS students

The Tamil Nadu government has opposed the provision in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill proposing a common final-year MBBS exam- National Exit Test (NEXT). According to the state government, such an exam could be held for those studying medicine abroad and coming to India for practice, not for MBBS students in India. The state… Continue reading Govt. opposes NEXT for MBBS students

Bill to revamp medical education cleared

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Medical Commission Bill. The National Medical Commission Bill 2019 proposes to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. If enacted, the current Medical Council of India would be replaced by a National Medical Commission. The Commission will have four autonomous boards: a) Undergraduate Medical Education Board, b) Post-Graduate… Continue reading Bill to revamp medical education cleared

Doctors appearing in ads for hospitals may face action

Recently,a group of doctors working in a corporate hospital in Kerala has violated the Medical Council of India(MCI)’s Code of Ethics after their photographs and details were featured in a newspaper advertisement for the hospital. Earlier,MCI had taken action against a group of physicians who had reportedly appeared in an advertisement released by the hospital… Continue reading Doctors appearing in ads for hospitals may face action