NMC Bill: AIIMS resident doctors to march at parliament on February 6

Student Union (SU) and RDA AIIMS has requested all medical students, healthcare professionals and common people to join a peaceful protest march from AIIMS to parliament of India on February 6, against the NMC Bill

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  • AIIMS is opposing the bill in toto and wants immediate removal of contentious issues from the bill. National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill is anti-poor, anti-people and is not at all acceptable in its present form.
  • Primarily the issues are: Bridge course to register in evidence based medicine. National Licentiate Exam (NLE). Government regulation of only up to 40% seats. No regular inspection to scrutinize private medical colleges. NMC primarily a nominated body with complete hold of bureaucrats and politicians.

RDA AIIMS wrote letters to union health minister and also to chairman parliamentary standing committee (dept. of H AND fw) to either remove these issues from the bill or allow them to meet and give time to present its views and apprehensions regarding the bill.

Even after repeated attempts, AIIMS didn’t receive any response. Owing to which, the AIIMS will march to parliament on February 6.