Doctors' and Students' Perspective on NMC Bill, 2016
On 13th August, 2016, PlexusMD had published an Editorial on the Draft National Medical Commission Bill proposed by Niti Aayog - think tank of Government of India.
The bill seeks to replace the existing Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body called the National Medical Commission (NMC). The bill and the subsequent act will overhaul the regulation and governance of the medical education sector in India in an endeavour to make it more transparent and democratic.
Over the last 3 weeks, 2530 doctors and medical students across 73 specialties and 375 cities participated in our survey and over 1300 respondents shared their feedback and suggestions on the various aspects of the Bill - a single NEET for UG admission, an exit exam for admission to PG courses/license to practice and freedom to private medical colleges to set fees for 60 pc of their seats.
On 1st September, 2016 we consolidated the feedback and recommendations into a report which has been forwarded to Niti Aayog. Please find the final report here - http://goo.gl/b9ZmRb
We thank you all for your feedback and hope that this exercise of ours, proves useful to the government in gauging the prevailing opinion of the medical fraternity on the various aspects of the Bill and that the various recommendations from the doctors and students will be given due consideration and incorporated in the final Bill where felt necessary.