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'NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION' COMES INTO EXISTENCE

'NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION' COMES INTO EXISTENCE

Context

The National Medical Commission (NMC) came into existence as the Centre dissolved the six-decade-old Indian Medical Council Act 1956.

Details

  • As per the Government Notification, in pursuance of the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 60 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 is hereby repealed with effect from the 25th day of September, 2020.
  • The Board of Governors appointed under section 3A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 in supersession of the Medical Council of India constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act shall stand dissolved.

About National Medical Commission

  • It is an Indian regulatory body of 33 members which overtakes medical education regulations from Medical Council of India.
  • The NITI Aayog had recommended the replacement of Medical Council of India (MCI) with National Medical Commission (NMC).

Its Function

  • To lay  down policies for regulating medical institutions and medical professionals.
  • To assess the requirements of human resources and infrastructure in healthcare.
  • To ensure compliance by the State Medical Councils with the regulations made under the Bill.
  • To frame guidelines for determination of fee for up to 50% of the seats in the private medical institutions.
  • It will make guidelines for a new cadre of non-MBBS mid-level health service providers such as nursing practitioners with limited rights to dispense Medicines.

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