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Biggest reform, National Medical Commission bill: Harsh Vardhan

IBEF:  July 30, 2019

As per Union Minister, Harsh Vardhan, Genuine concerns over the National Medical Commission bill have been tended to and the legislation will be probably the greatest reforms.

The bill would supplant the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) with the commission to change the medical education sector.

It additionally looks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, expressing that the council that was set up was corrupted. It has been asserted that the procedure by which the MCI managed medical colleges was flawed.

Moving the bill for deliberation in Lok Sabha, Vardhan said it looks to set up another structure to handle difficulties in the medical education sector.

Declaring that the bill is a master poor enactment, which would not only bring government seats but as well as 50 per cent of all private seat inside the reach of meritorious students having a place with financially weaker section.

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare looked to guarantee that real worries of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have been tended to.

Supporting the bill, BJP part Mahesh Sharma said the 1956 India Medical Council Act has totally neglected to satisfy aspiration of the people and the council has turned into a "den of corruption" and it has been "commercialised".

Sharma said in the proposed board, out of the 26 individuals, 21 individuals would be doctors. The legislation would improve the number of seats and instructors in medical colleges and have control over the fee structure.

There has been 25 to 30 per cent development in country’s medical tourism every year and for continuation of this trend, the country needs great doctors and great medicinal facilities. The bill proves for that

Among others, the bill has the arrangement for making national standards in medical education uniform by recommending that the last year MBBS exam be treated as a entrance test for PG and a screening test for students who graduate in medicine from foreign country. This exam would be called the National Exit Test (NEXT).

'NEXT' would guarantee that the NMC moves from a system of repeated inspection of infrastructure and to concentrate on results rather than the process.
 

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