MBBS students may have to clear examination to be eligible to practice

The provision is part of a bill drafted by the Health Ministry, following suggestions by a high-powered Committee led by Niti Aayog Vice Chairman to address concerns over quality of medical education.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:December 31, 2016 4:49 pm
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MBBS students in India will soon have to clear National Exit Test (NEXT) before being eligible to practice anywhere in the country, an official said on Friday.

The provision is part of a bill drafted by the Health Ministry, following suggestions by a high-powered Committee led by Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya to address concerns over quality of medical education in medical colleges and upgrade quality of doctors in the country, said a Ministry official, adding suggestions and feedback have been sought till January 6.

Among other proposals the bill has are conducting of common counselling for entry in Post Graduate medical admission and 50 per cent reservation in PG courses for students who served at least three years in remote and difficult areas.

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  1. S
    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:10 am
    This should be included the Mbbs student who has degree of Mbbs from abroad/foreign.
    1. P
      Jan 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm
      Hi what nonsense Niti Ayog chairman says : A medical student comes out from 5.5 years long course : How is this chairman? if they want to improve medical profession first do n ot give recognition to private medical colleges :yo instead of doing this , these s in Niti Ayong s[oiling future of medical students :
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        Dr J
        Jan 1, 2017 at 8:22 am
        Good decisions. But how to get quality with reservations and donations ???
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          Dr R
          Jan 1, 2017 at 5:13 am
          The self proclaimed talented officers in Niti Aayog are taking wrong decisions related to highly talented doctors in India. Doctors have already cleared many tests. Niti Aayog people may not have cleared even half the number. Now they are imposing test on genuinely qualified doctors while actually they themselves need tests to prove themselves. These persons without ping ability test will decide whether the real capable doctors will treat any patient or not. They don't know how vast medical science is. One textbook requires hundreds of high potential doctors of the world. Only backdoor entry doctors should be put to such tests, as well as for PG entrance.
          1. M
            Jan 1, 2017 at 1:27 pm
            Why there is lot of clamor in the comments section?why doctors do not see their profession as service to humanity?If they do not see it as service to humanity doctors neither the doctors nor the profession deserves the respect that people have for them.lt;br/gt;1.Now inexperienced doctors have to serve at least three years to get into good colleges which offers cheap and quality education.This will make situation better for the people in remote areas but will not solve the problem.People in remote areas should not become guinea pigs of these rookies with limited istance of senior doctors.A bill should be ped to make even the seasoned doctors to serve in the remote areas after all it is the tax payers money which helps these intelligent people get cheap education.lt;br/gt;2.Rich kids need not clear the toughest exams to get into good colleges but now they have to be really good enough to practice their profession.Lot of under-qualified doctors who can muscle their way into the respectable profession using the money and power has to yield to the move made my health ministry.It is a very good move as it will improve the quality of professionals in the medical industry.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why dont we do come up with some thing similar for engineering graduates from IIT ,NIT and government colleges.It should be made mandatory that they should work at least for five years in India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Jai hind!
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              Ritwik Chatterjee
              Jan 1, 2017 at 12:11 pm
              The people's who are taking this decision don't know ABCD of MBBS itself properly.They are not taking decision to bring quality of doctors in India but instead they are spoiling the students future.They should use their brain wisely and take decision. And if this takes place then there will be no enough doctors in India and the students who graduate from the Indian medical colleges will go and work abroad .
              1. S
                Jan 2, 2017 at 2:38 am
                My mom had stomach pain. Dr kept her on saline for 3 days only to die. So Dr R, probably it is better for you.You will not fight with thugs
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                  yakesha s
                  Jan 1, 2017 at 7:44 am
                  And how do you find the backdoor doctors? Any mechanism that you know of? Educate the general public. As you rightly pointed out, people in NITI aayog are brainless, they just take decisions as they think. But you are intelligent, you can replace everyone else. Please do that.
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