Union health ministry proposes to eliminate NEET-PG

The health ministry proposes to scrap NEET-PG; MBBS final exam to remain a prerequisite for admission to MD, MS. Although, for admission to PG programmes at AIIMS, clearing a separate exam will remain mandatory.  NEET Super Speciality, which is a national-level entrance exam for admission in DM/MCh courses, will still exist

Union health ministry proposes to eliminate NEET-PG  In what comes as a huge sigh of relief to medical students who wish to pursue post-graduate, the health ministry has considered discarding NEET-PG and instead the final MBBS examination results would be required for admissions to MD and MS courses. The amendment has been included in the revised draft National Medical Commission (NMC) […]

Central govt plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill in Lok Sabha

The Central Government is planning to bring back the National Medical Commission Bill which aims to bring in huge reforms in the medical education sector in the first session of the new Lok Sabha on June 17, 2019. The National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) which was earlier introduced in December 2017 was terminated with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha

Central govt plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill in Lok SabhaAccording to reports, after the formation of the new government in May 2019 the Union Health Ministry is planning to initiate the legislative process for which a fresh draft of the NMC bill will be put before the cabinet. According to officials, the draft of the National Medical Commission Bill is presently awaiting approval from […]

Medical Council of India ordinance has mala fide intention, states IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Action Committee in an emergency session in Mumbai condemned the supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Friday, September 28

Medical Council of India ordinance has mala fide intention, states IMAThis action of the Government at a juncture when the election to MCI has been announced is unwarranted and mala fide. The composition of the Board of Governors (BOG) itself is unacceptable. Directors of major National institutions would scarcely find time to administer more than 450 medical colleges and their post-graduate, under graduate courses. Moreover […]

Govt replaces MCI with new committee: President approves ordinance

President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday signed an ordinance to set up committee to run the Medical Council of India (MCI) till a bill which seeks to replace the body with a new commission is passed by Parliament

Govt replaces MCI with new committee: President approves ordinanceCommittee to run MCI until Parliament passes legislation to replace body with new commission. Professionals of great eminence will be in committee. Term of MCI’s elected body ending shortly. Speaking to reporters at a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, said, “The ordinance was cleared by the Union Cabinet this morning and the President has […]

IMA doctors to protest against NMC bill on Saturday

Doctors from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will go on strike on Saturday, July 28 to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill

IMA doctors to protest against NMC bill on SaturdaySpeaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Parthiv Sanghvi, Maharashtra State Secretary, IMA, Said, “On Saturday, we will be organising a protest against the NMC bill. No doctor will work on this day, only emergency services will be provided. We are against the NMC bill as it is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character.” […]

MUHS begins admission process of ‘bridge course’ for homeopaths 

The doctors who are applying for the bridge course should be a registered member of the Maharashtra Homeopathy Council

MUHS begins admission process of ‘bridge course’ for homeopaths Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in Nashik has begun admission process for homeopathy doctors to study modern pharmacology. The bride course for the AYUSH doctors was the main point of acrimony between the Allopathy doctors the Health Ministry. The Indian Medical Association had opposed the cross-pathy issue in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. While […]

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct action

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) officer bearers had a meeting with Union Health minister, J P Nadda in Delhi on Monday, April 02. Various issues pertaining to PCPNDT Act and violence against the doctors were discussed in the meeting. After which, the IMA, had asked all of its members to prepare for direct action at a short notice

NMC Bill: IMA asks doctors to prepare for direct actionIMA will be closely monitoring the movement of the NMC Bill in parliament. As mandated in the IMA Mahapanchayat , if the NMC Bill is forced upon the medical fraternity by the Lok Sabha, IMA will declare complete withdrawal of services by all modern medicine doctors throughout the country with immediate effect. Intensify political lobbying […]

NMC Bill: Allopathy and homeopathy doctors clash over ‘bridge course’

All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation have launched a massive agitation in Mumbai, backing the bridge course for AYUSH doctors. The doctors have warned the government, that if their demands are not accepted, they will start a nationwide agitation

NMC Bill: Allopathy and homeopathy doctors clash over ‘bridge course’The All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation launched a massive protest in Mumbai on Monday, April 02 Their demand is not to amend the draft of the proposed NMC Bill and government should consider the old draft which had given them the permission to practice allopathy. Homeopathy doctors have threatened to intensify their protest, if the […]

Delhi: Resident doctors and medical students protest against NMC Bill

A protest was organised in Delhi in front of AIIMS, Gate No.1 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. by doctors on Monday, April 02. The purpose of this protest was to highlight the non-fulfilment of demands of young doctors and medical students in the NMC Bill

Delhi: Resident doctors and medical students protest against NMC BillThe protestors stated that the government had betrayed the young medicos of this country, and has trapped them into the amendments which are proposed in NMC bill, but these amendments are not at all acceptable to them. The doctors and medical students have six main demands: Fees equivalent to government medical colleges in 85% of […]

NMC Bill: Cabinet approves MBBS as exit exam, state to decide on bridge course

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved certain official amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The Amendment to the NMC Bill comes in the backdrop of its consideration in the Lok Sabha on January 02, 2018 and subsequently being referred to the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC)

NMC Bill: Cabinet approves MBBS as exit exam, state to decide on bridge courseThe Government has considered the recommendations made by the Standing Committee in its report tabled in the House on March 20, 2018 and general feedback, particularly the views of medical students and practitioners regarding certain provisions of the Bill. The amendments include: Final MBBS Examination to be held as a common exam across the country […]