President gives assent to National Medical Commission Bill; panel to replace MCI will be formed within six months
Terming the National Medical Commission Act, a 'progressive' legislation, Harsh Vardhan said it will ensure probity, quality education and bring down costs of medical education. It simplifies procedures and provides wider access to people for quality healthcare.
Indian Medical Association calls for 'aggressive public campaign' against NMC Bill, appeals to president to withhold his assent to draft law
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has deferred its call for the withdrawal of services to a "later date of choice," and decided an aggressive public campaign against the deleterious clauses of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. IMA emergency action committee had on Sunday called for a nationwide withdrawal of services on 8 August.
Heavy police deployment outside AIIMS, Safdarjung hospitals in Delhi on third day of doctors' protest against NMC bill
Additional police forces were deployed outside AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi as doctors protesting against the NMC bill took to the streets
Parliament Updates: LS passes AERA (Amendment) Bill; legislation reduces number of major airports under tariff regulator
Parliament Updates: The Lok Sabha passed the Dam Safety Bill and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019. BJD's MP Bhartruhari Mahtab said, "There is apprehension that the Union government may take over the control of the dam... Through this bill, you (Centre) are acquiring the power. It is not the top-down function that will work."
Union health ministry proposes doing away with NEET-PG; says MBBS final exam enough for admissions to MD, MS
Union Health Ministry proposed to do away with NEET-PG, making final MBBS examination for admission to MD and MS programmes.
Lok Sabha passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019; expect new legislation on medical education reforms soon, says Harsh Vardhan
The government will soon come with a National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to usher in comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Lok Sabha
The NEET is only helping rich students and is against the interest of rural students by depriving them of their fundamental rights, AIADMK MP K Kamaraj said.
Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI
The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 does not address the corruption that plagued MCI. Are we to believe that non-doctors will be less corrupt than the earlier corrupt MCI mandarins?
National Medical Commission Bill is being misinterpreted, govt needs to clarify: Cardiac surgeon tells CNN-News18
As the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill was tabled in the Parliament, the Indian Medical Association called for suspending routine services.