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National Medical Commission bill passed; Out of 25 members of the commission, 21 will be doctors: Minister


  • The NMC Bill was replaced by the MCI Act of 1956
  • The commission will have a total of 25 members, out of which the number of states will be 11.
  • AIDMK walkout protesting the bill in Rajya Sabha

new Delhi. The government has passed the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill after the Lok Sabha, now from the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, for the formation of a new institution in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI). Did it

In fact, the NMC Bill 2019 provides for abolition of the Medical Council of India created in 1956. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 29 July itself.

States get more representation in the Commission: Harsh Vardhan

  1. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said- 11 out of 25 members will be from the state. Out of these 21 members will be doctors, who will determine the minimum qualification of doctors.

  2. He informed that the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is already an institution, which conducts examinations in 13 languages. After the enactment of the NMC bill, it will be implemented in the next three years.

  3. Health Minister said – NeoT counseling is completely transparent. I thank Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for the valuable suggestions. The bill is considered a major reform for medical education in the country.

  4. As per the provision made in this bill, final year students of MBBS will be able to pass this examination and get admission in post graduation. Apart from this, if a graduate comes to India from a foreign university, then this screening test will work for them to practice here.

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