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Sculpting of NMC Begins

Sculpting of National Medical Council Begins

The chief of AIIMS Delhi ENT, head – neck surgery department, Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma was appointed the first chairman of NMC. He is appointed for 3 years or till the age of 70. 

President Ram Nath Kovind on 8 August, given approval; to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act,2019. It provides a system that improves affordability and quality medical education and ensures the availability of adequate and rich quality medical professionals in all parts of the country.  The new law replaces the Medical Council of India for development and regulation of medical education, profession as well as institution. 

The president has dissolved the Medical Council of India in 2018 and a Board of Governors was established to perform its functions for a period till the NMC is established. At least 72 applications for NMC were received by the center. Many of the Medical Council of India members have been accused of taking bribes to fast-track accreditation. There are various allegations of corruption in granting different kinds of permission by the council to medical colleges across India

On the dissolution of the Medical Council of India, the person appointed as its chairman and others appointed as the member, any officer, and other employees of the Council shall immediately vacate their respective offices, according to the provision in the NMC Act. The Commission may have a chairperson, 22 part-time members, and 10 ex-officio members according to the law.

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