Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog would
soon be placing a bill in front of the cabinet for approval. The bill is regarding
restructuring of the regulatory framework for the medical institutions.
Also an announcement was made to replace the Medical Council
of India with a new body.
Sources say that the new body would be named as National
Medical Commission (NMC).
Once the centre gives the approval to the bill National
Medical Commission would become the main regulatory body and will take over all
the roles of Medical Council of India (MCI).
A senior official from the Niti Aayog said “preparations are
on for putting forth the National Medical Commission bill 2016 and the bill is
likely to be placed before the cabinet soon”.
The move to replace MCI with NMC came after the
Vice-Chairman of the Niti Aayog Arvind Panagariya held high level talks where
he looked into the poor regulation of the medical institutes by the MCI and
proposed replacing MCI with NMC.
As per the reports NMC will constitute of eminent doctors
and experts from related fields. There would be 19-20 members in NMC including
the chairman and the tenure would be of 5 years. There would be members from
others fields also.
The major focus of MNC would be to ensure quality education
as per the global standards.