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Suresh Chandra Sharma appointed as first Chairman of National Medical Commission

Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma was appointed as the first Chairman of the National Medical Commission on Thursday, 2nd January 2020. The National Medical Commission will replace the Medical Council of India on 14th October 2019 as the medical education regulator in India after the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on 8th august 2019 gave ..

Union Health Ministry launches e-DantSeva in collaboration with AIIMS

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry has recently launched the first-ever website and mobile application “e-Dantseva” on oral health awareness. The digital platform will provide oral health information gathered from authentic scientific resources and connect the people to timely advise for managing any dental emergency or ..

National Medical Commission Bill

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW) has introduced the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in the lower house of the Indian parliament. What the NMC plans to do? The NMC seeks to reform the healthcare sector in the country. It plans to replace the 63-year old Medical Council of India (MCI). There ..

Committee to Assess Law to Protect Doctors

A committee has been constituted by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to assess various aspects of bringing out a Central law against attack on-duty doctors and medical establishments. The committee comprises of medical superintendents of AIIMS, RML Hospital, representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Medical Council of India, Federation of Resident ..

Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2019

The features of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by the Lok Sabha are listed below: The bill amends the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 which provides for setting up the Medical Council of India (MCI) which regulates medical education and practice. The bill replaces the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019. ..

Short Note – Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill

The lower house of the Indian Parliament, the Lok Sabha passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment), Bill. The bill will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for discussion and voting. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. What is the Indian Medical Council (Amendment), Bill? This Bill amends the ..

Addressing Faculty Shortage in Medical Colleges

There has been an increase in the number of medical seats by 2750. These new doctors will join the workforce from 2024 onwards. Since most of the seats increased were in government colleges and hospitals the government has now claimed back the status as the largest trainer of doctors from the private sector in India ..

Draft National Education Policy on Higher Education

The draft National Education Policy makes the following recommendations to improve the quality of higher education: There is a great need to focus on multidisciplinary and 21st-century competencies for future work roles. These multidisciplinary capabilities differentiate humans from Robots. Breaking down of the rigid boundaries of disciplines in higher education by moving towards broad-based, flexible ..