NMC Bill opposed: MCI Odisha unit joins 12-hour ceasework

Laura Christensen
January 2, 2018

The Bill was anti-people as it promoted unscientific mixing of medical systems.

A bill to replace the apex medical education regulator - Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body, to ensure transparency, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 29.

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill was tabled in Parliament on Friday that will replace the Medical Council of India besides allowing practitioners of alternative medicines, such as homoeopathy and ayurveda to practice allopathy after completing a bridge course.

The association said the new bill makes provisions for only 40 per cent seats in a private medical college to be regulated as far as fee was concerned while for the rest, the private colleges are free to fix the rates. He said that the new proposal in the bill is not acceptable to them.

The MCI termed the Bill as undemocratic and anti-federal in character. "It will hamper the government's stated goal of universal and affordable healthcare", he added. Doctors protested in parts of Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Odisha, as well.

According to doctors, the National Medical Commission Bill draft is against the poor patients and the issue needs to be corrected.

CHP officer killed when SUV hit by possible drunk driver
Another CHP officer was injured. "Andrew was drawn to this profession due to his courage, integrity and his desire to serve". Tim Pearson, commander of the CHP office in Hayward, fondly recalled Camilleri, who joined the department in August 2016.

"The Bill paves the way for corruption as it removes all regulations for setting up a medical college".

"We stand by the students' stir".

While services at government hospitals will not be affected, the doctors will observe a "Black Day" and wear black arm bands as they see patients.

Tandon also said: "The NMC proposes two registers - one for the urban and the other for the ones who have undertaken the bridge course".

There will also be a Medical Advisory Council (MAC) to aid the NMC.

"If this happens, the nominated members will be obligated to the government and not the public", said Dr Veeranna. Doctors will have to pass an exit examination on graduating from their MBBS courses to get a licence to practise. The NMC will consist of four autonomous boards to look at different aspects of medical education and registration.

Other reports by My Hot News

Discuss This Article