Last year, the National Medical Commission Bill was passed in both houses of Parliament after facing stiff resistance from doctors. The Central Medical Council of India (MCI), which regulates medical education, was canceled and a National Medical Commission (NMC) was formed in its place. Now this commission will be in charge of making all policies related to medical education and medical services in the country.
The National Medical Commission (NMC), a new body, is set to release medical education in the country from Friday, a day after the dissolution of the Central Government's Board of Governors-Medical Council of India (BoG-MCI) through gazette notifications. Acting as an apex regulator.
The establishment of NMC is a governmental step to improve the medical education sector. Explain that the government dissolved the MCI in 2018 after allegations of corruption and turned it into a board of governors headed by Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health) of Niti Aayog.
The body was functioning under the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956. Now Dr. Paul said that the Board of Governors "BoG-MCI" has been dissolved and replaced by the NMC from Friday. Similarly, the IMC Act has been replaced by the NMC Act. , Came into existence in 2019.
Major points of opposition to the law:
Under the Act, a six-month bridge course will be brought under which even those working in primary health will be able to treat patients. It was being said that the possibility of spreading the trap of the hawkish doctors will increase. The strike doctor said that after graduation, doctors will have to take an examination and only then can get the license of medical practice. Based on this exam, admission will be done for post-graduation. The exit exam will be implemented in the next three years. This will make the path of becoming a doctor extremely difficult.
There was also an objection to the fact that the NMC would also decide the fees of private medical institutions, but on 60 percent seats, private institutions can decide the fees themselves. There was also a point that the National Medical Commission would have 25 members. Now a committee constituted by the government will nominate these members. Medical Council of India officials were appointed through elections and most of the doctors were members.