Rules set to keep track of doctors, make hospitals accountab
The government would now maintain a complete record of all medical professionals — Indian and foreign origin — practising in hospitals or holding teaching and research assignments in medical colleges in India.

Setting in motion the process of changing the landscape of healthcare in India, the Centre has framed part rules under the newly-enacted National Medical Commission Act. So far, two sets of rules have been framed — National Medical Commission (Submission of List of Medical Professionals) Rules 2019 and National Medical Commission (Manner of Appointment and Nomination of Members, their Salary, Allowances and Terms of Conditions of Service, and Declaration of Assets, Professional and Commercial Engagements) Rules 2019.

Through the rules, the government has sought to set right the problems of now-defunct Medical Council of India in maintaining a national registry of all registered medical professionals in India. Now, the newly formed commission would need to maintain a database of all registered medical professionals in India and report it to the government bi-annually.

So far, MCI and state councils would maintain data separately and it would not be updated in years. With the rules, the government has sought to address the problem of malpractice at the medical college level.

The newly formed commission would be required to report data on doctors employed by colleges at teaching and research positions. According to health ministry sources, this has been done to ensure that private medical colleges do not get unnecessary number of medical seats by inflating the number of teaching positions.

“It is a common practice in some colleges to show a large number of teaching faculty in MBBS courses so that they can seek more seats and grants from the government. With a streamlined database which differentiates between a medical professional in a hospital and one who is employed by a college in a teaching position, this fraudulent practice will be checked,” said an official involved in the framing of rules.

The ministry has also made it mandatory for every hospital to report a person in-charge (usually medical superintendent) who would be held responsible (apart from the practising doctor) in case of legal issues pertaining to a case. This would go in the central database and would help the patient in medical negligence cases.

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