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.” […]

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 […]

NMC Bill: ‘No bridge course, ‘MBBS’ as exit exam’

The parliamentary committee on health has submitted its report to the government on National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The health committee has recommended not making bridge course mandatory in the current bill. Exit exam should be integrated with the MBBS exam

NMC Bill: ‘No bridge course, ‘MBBS’ as exit exam’The much awaited report of the parliamentary standing committee on health has finally been submitted to the union government. The 140 page report has been prepared after taking into account the versions of all the relevant stakeholders. In the past, three month since the first draft of the proposed National Medical Commission Bill, was tabled […]

NMC bill: IMA yatra to be flagged off on February 25

As the doctor-patient relationship is at its worst point, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has planned an IMA Yatra and IMA Cycle Rally.  Public meets will be addressed by IMA leaders where people will be informed regarding IMA’s ‘Pro-People’ fights, issues of fraternity making healthcare a difficult zone for people

NMC bill: IMA yatra to be flagged off on February 25Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, IMA, President, said, “The Medical fraternity is going through a turbulent phase. Many issues and government decisions are creating negative impact on fraternity and healthcare of the country. Doctor-patient relationship and the trust on fraternity is all-time low.” IMA yatra will witness the entire leadership of IMA moving across the country. Each […]

‘We are sitting outside AIIMS and we will not work’

Today, AIIMS resident doctors marched to Parliament in protest against National Medical Commission Bill. AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) termed the bill as anti-poor, anti-people and unacceptable to doctors and medical students in its present form. So, AIIMS and Safderjung Hospital are jointly calling a complete shutdown of work

‘We are sitting outside AIIMS and we will not work’AIIMS is opposing the bill in to 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 […]

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

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

Maha govt proposes PPP model for public hospitals

The Maharashtra government issued a Government Resolution (GR) to set up a three member committee to evaluate if the 300 bed public hospital can be set up with Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in the state. The GR mentions that a committee will have Commissioner and Director of Medical Services, and Director of Medical Education and Research. Though, it has received mixed reactions

Maha govt proposes PPP model for public hospitalsThe GR mentions about central government’s guidelines on establishing a medical college which were issued in 2015. It also mentions about Gujarat government’s project to establish a 300 bed hospital on PPP model. Maharashtra government has constituted a 3-member committee to examine the proposal. This committee will examine its viability and submit the report within […]