National medical commission – Today Current Affairs
- Recently the National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued guidelines to register doctors for medical practice.
- It aims to bring uniformity in the registration process of doctors in India.
- Earlier, the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers released an approach paper for the draft National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022.
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Draft guidelines for medical registration proposed by NMC:
- These guidelines provide a framework for creating a dynamic National Medical Register, in which a unique ID is assigned to each student who has qualified NEET and other professional qualifications.
Allowing foreign doctors : The Hindu Analysis
- It also provides registration facility for foreign doctors who wish to come to India to study for postgraduate courses, fellowships, clinical research, or voluntary clinical services.
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NExT) : The Hindu Analysis
- The draft states that Indian medical graduates are eligible for registration in the National Medical Register after completing their MBBS degree from a recognized college, completing their year-long compulsory internship and passing the National Exit Test (NExT). Will be eligible.
- NExT will not only provide equal opportunity for both, it will also act as a qualifying test for postgraduate programs instead of NEET-PG, for which candidates are required to appear at present.
- The guidelines state that till the time NExT is not included, the existing procedures will continue.
- The government is expected to conduct NExT from the year 2024.
- The National Medical Register contains the list of doctors registered with various State Medical Councils across India.
National Medical Commission (NMC) : The Hindu Analysis
- The Medical Council of India (MCI) was established in the year 1934 under the Medical Council of India (IMC) Act, 1933, whose main task is to establish uniform standards of high qualification in the medical field and in India and abroad. Medical qualification was to be recognized in.
- In the year 2018, the government dissolved the Medical Council of India (MCI) following allegations of corruption and was replaced by a Board of Governors (BoG), headed by a member of NITI Aayog.
- Now the Medical Council of India (MCI), 1956 has been repealed and replaced as the National Medical Commission Act after a gazette notification which came into force on 8th August, 2019.
- The objective of Parivartan is to bring reforms in the medical education sector and especially to replace the MCI corrupted by corruption and other problems.
- NMC will act as the country’s apex regulator in medical education.
For this there will be four separate autonomous boards : The Hindu Analysis
- Graduate Medical Education.
- Postgraduate Medical Education.
- Medical evaluation and rating.
- Ethics and medical registration.