Union health ministry selects member for boards under National Medical Commission

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Terming it historic, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that it is a huge and visionary reform in the medical education sector by the NDA Government under the leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and will prove to be a milestone in the years to come.

He further stated that as promised, the process of selecting its members is being completed in a time-bound manner. “We had 9 months to select the members of the NMC, and within a short span of two months, we have framed the rules, notified them and also carried out the process of selection of the part-time members of the NMC today. To ensure probity and integrity of the highest order, a compact body is being selected through a transparent mechanism and representation of States and State Councils in rotation. This will facilitate for faster decision making also,” Dr Harsh Vardhan added.

The Union Health Minister further stated that inclusion of members from diverse background for balanced policy prescriptions is also being ensured.

After receiving the nominations from the States/UTs and SMCs, the Medical Advisory Council was constituted vide notification dated 10th and 11th October, 2019 which consists of representatives of all the 36 States / UTs and 29 State Medical Council (The State of Meghalaya does not have a SMC and no UT except Delhi have SMC)

The following 9 members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the National Medical Commission under section 4(4)(c) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

S.No. Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
1. Uttar Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Urmila Singh
2. Sikkim Medical Council Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Prasad
3. Kerala Medical Council Dr. Rani Bhaskaran
4. Karnataka Medical Council Dr. H. Veerbhadrappa
5. Uttarakhand Medical Council Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna
6. Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Koj Jarbo
7. Bihar Medical Council Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh
8. Maharashtra Medical Council Dr. Shiv Kumar Shankar Utture
9. Manipur Medical Council Prof. Dr. Thongam Bhimo Singh

 

The following members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the Autonomous Boards under section 17(5) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

Under Graduate Medical Education Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Tripura Medical Council Dr. J K Dev Varma

 

Post Graduate Medical Education Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Jammu & Kashmir Medical Council Dr. Vijay Gupta

 

Medical Assessment and Rating Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Nagaland Medical Council Dr. Sedevi Angami

 

Ethics and Medical Registration Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Madhya Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Nishant Warwade

 

The following member has been selected for Search Committee under section 5(1)(c) from amongst the 9 part – time members of the National Medical Commission selected from the nominees of the SMCs in Medical Advisory Council:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Uttrakhand Medical Council Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna