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National Medical Commission Bill


'National Medical Commission will bring great transparency,' says PM Modi

February 26, 2021 1:13 pm

The National Medical Commission would bring great transparency and also rationalise norms to set up new medical colleges, PM Modi said

NMC Bill persists with old tendency of centralisation

September 05, 2019 10:48 am

Healthcare in India is mostly practiced by non-physicians because we will never have enough physicians. Like other developing democracies, we have a shortfall of certified providers.

National Medical Council Act offers little change, brings in a host of new problems

August 23, 2019 11:36 am

The NMC Act, in the garb of change, has some provisions which are far more problematic than those in the amended MCI Act. The constitution of the medical commission as proposed in the Act has issues of subjugating federalism at multiple levels.

Curing the system

August 15, 2019 12:03 am

India needs more doctors. National Medical Commission will address the issue, transform medical education

Harsh Vardhan: ‘MCI was plagued by corruption, led to diminishing respect for medical profession’

August 05, 2019 7:15 am

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan speaks to Abantika Ghosh on why the NMC Bill is a historic reform and why he thinks India is set to see a brain gain in the medical profession.

NMC Bill has advantages but why hurry, ask experts

August 02, 2019 7:52 am

The Bill proposes a common final-year MBBS examination, National Exit Test (NEXT), for admission to post-graduate medical courses and for obtaining a licence to practise medicine.

Amid AIADMK walkout, Rajya Sabha nod to National Medical Commission Bill

August 02, 2019 1:33 am

In 2016, the Bill was referred to a Standing Committee, the minister said, and out of its 56 recommendations “40 have been fully accepted, seven partially accepted and nine not been accepted”.

National Medical Commission is no cure-all, many important questions remain

August 02, 2019 12:05 pm

The excessive reliance on a battery of diagnostic tests is reflective of both commercial considerations as well as weak knowledge. Students spending lakhs to become doctors resort to unethical practices to recoup their investment and pollute the system.

Parliament today highlights: NMC Bill passed in Raya Sabha, POCSO (Amendemnt) Bill gets Lok Sabha approval

August 01, 2019 9:09 pm

On the NMC Bill, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the Bill will go down in the history as the one which transformed the medical education in India.

In Photos: Doctors in Delhi go on strike against NMC bill, emergency services hit

August 01, 2019 2:09 pm

Intensifying its protests against the NMC Bill, the resident doctors at AIIMS will hold a demonstration on Thursday and march towards Parliament in the afternoon. Some other hospitals in Delhi have also given notices to the respective administrations regarding the strike.