National Medical Commission

The Parliament passed the controversial National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019, proposing sweeping reforms to medical education amid a storm of protest by the medical fraternity.  The Bill was passed with two new amendments introduced by the Upper House.

The Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and provide for a medical education system which ensures:

(i) availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals

(ii) adoption of the latest medical research by medical professionals

(iii) periodic assessment of medical institutions

(iv) an effective grievance redressal mechanism.

You can read the highlights of the bill here.

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