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HISTORIC MOMENT- National Medical Commission Takes Charge, Medical Council Of India Abolished

Lawstreet Journal 29 Sep 2020 8:08pm

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The field of medical education experiences a notable reform where the National Medical Commission (NMC) is constituted to function the highest regulator of medical education all over India along with the four Autonomous Boards. In the meantime, the Medical Council of India has been terminated. The four Autonomous Boards are created along with the Commission so as to help the NMC in its daily operations. The four autonomous boards are the Under-graduate Medical Education Board, Post-Graduate Medical Education Board, Medical Assessment and Rating Board, and Ethics and Medical Registration Board. 

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare noted in its statement, “This historic reform will steer the medical education towards a transparent, qualitative and liable system. The basic change that has happened is that the regulator is now ‘selected’ on merits, as opposed to an ‘elected’ regulator. Men and women with impeccable integrity, professionalism, experience, and stature have been now placed at the wheel to steer the medical education reforms further,” along with the statement, the notification with this respect to these changes was issued on 24th September. 

The Chairperson of the NMC will be selected for a period of three years and Dr. SC Sharma, retired professor, ENT, AIIMS Delhi has been chosen as the Chairperson and the Commission will be having 10 ex-officio members that include Presidents of the four Autonomous Boards, Dr. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr. Rajendra A Badwe, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and Dr. Surekha Kishore, Executive Director, AIIMS, Gorakhpur. 

The statement further mentioned, “NMC will also have… Continue Reading...


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