A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. The collation of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease, and provides early warning of possible outbreaks.
Concluding his reply to questions raised by MPs, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan termed the Bill as one that will “go down in history as one of the greatest reforms of this government”.
The bill would replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) with the commission to reform the medical education sector. It also seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, stating that the council that was set up was corrupt.