1. MCI replaced by new medical body; degree not enough to become doctor now!

MCI replaced by new medical body; degree not enough to become doctor now!

The Modi government has cleared the ambitious National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill that has paved the way for the exit exam for medical graduates.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 16, 2017 12:15 PM
MCI, nmc bill, exit exam, doctor, mbbs doctor, National Medical Commission Bill, new medical body The Modi government has cleared the ambitious National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill that has paved the way for the exit exam for medical graduates. (Pinterest)

A five and half year medical degree won’t be enough for doctors to practice now. The Modi government has cleared the ambitious National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill that has paved the way for the exit exam for medical graduates. This move has ended the era of Medical Council of India (MCI) as the apex medical education regulator. The National Medical Commission Bill seeks to develop the medical sector in many ways and proposes for the first time an exit exam for MBBS graduates who would have to clear this test to get practising licences.

As per The Indian Express, the Bill also provides for the introduction of the examination within three years of its passage by Parliament. Such a move would make the medical sector the first in the country’s higher education system to have a common entrance test (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), counselling and exit examination. According to the Bill, a 25-member commission selected by a search committee headed by the Union Cabinet Secretary will replace the elected MCI. The bill subjects to annual inspections on physical, infrastructural and bed-patient norms.

In the recent years, there have been allegations of corruption in MCI. But, under the NMC Bill, if a college is found to be in violation of norms, such as those governing teachers, laboratories, patients, etc., it can be fined sums ranging from half of the cumulative fees it charges from students to 10 times that amount. MCI’s annual inspections being accused of being “random” and susceptible to corruption. Private medical colleges have many times challenged MCI decisions in court and role of judges has also been under the scanner. Sources say that the exit examination will have a greater advantage in the performance of medical graduates as well as colleges. “Once the licentiate (exit) examination starts, the performance of students would be an automatic system for rating colleges”, said a source.

As per an IE report, the ex-officio members of the NMC will include the director of AIIMS, New Delhi; Director General of Health Services; and nominees of PGI Chandigarh, JIPMER Puducherry, TMCH Mumbai, and NEIGRIHMS Shillong. The 64-member medical advisory council will have one member from each state and Union Territory (nominated by the Home Ministry); chairman UGC; director NAAC, etc. There will be four boards under the NMC for UG and PG medical education, ethics, ratings and assessment.

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    P Kumar
    Jan 2, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    The first thing if someone asks what is to be done first in this country, is minimizing of corruption from medical field and increasing competency of medical professional. The people are really crying. Big congratulation to the government for taking bold step. (1) Make illegal any form of commission/favors to medical professional from drug companies, the license of the company should be immediately cancelled if found so. People are put on ventilators unwontedly, not for bed fee, but to give hope to people so that they can prescribe costly drugs and patient cannot go to other hospital. If no commission is given by drug companies this ventilator game may reduce. (2) Make medical vigilance team of doctors to have eye on medical professionals, because for public this is not possible. (3) In developed countries medical professional are to clear exam every five years. Many Medical professionals are outstanding, but this is required to book people who are defaming this most ethical profession
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      Lava K
      Dec 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm
      Super 😊 good move. Same has to be done for the colleges too and not only limit to students alone. All medical colleges should provide free education with best infrastructure. After all why make money to save lives. They pay and then get into the vicious cycle of making money. All hail MODI
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        Umesh kumar gupta
        Dec 17, 2017 at 7:46 am
        Wonderful now the patients will get good Treatment therecare checks and balances for private colleges now after exit exam you will find 50 of pass out from private colleges even govt colleges will fee the heat because in my opinion some of the students stuff is not capable of medicL studies and they dont have nack also but MP money power and political connection they get through nice action by Govt of indi though late congrats Modi Nadda duo
        1. Suraj Patel
          Dec 16, 2017 at 8:48 pm
          'Good Decision by the Central Government... to replace India''s most most most corrupted regulatory body... MCI.... NEXT (an MBBS exit exam) must be implemented compulsory from the next year to control the production of Quacks doctors from the rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching, laboratory, Infrastructures or hospital facilities to give to the medical graduates .....As the Quacks doctors products from this rubbish money minting private medical colleges even do not know how to measure the B. P..... In all Indian private medical colleges the dull and unmeritorious students get an admission every year just on the basis of their parents money...do not even know how to give an intervenous injection......The MODI Government must stop all these nuesence by introducing NEXT... as early as possible....We cannot put our lives at risk in the hands of such Quacks'

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