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National Medical Commission: a new pain in the making, or what the doctor ordered?

The health ministry wants a new governing body for your physician. Will it manage to rein in the rampant corruption charges against the current system?
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5 Aug 2019 7 Mins Read 1 comments
The Medical Council of India has been mired in controversies; courtesy of Medical Council of India
The Medical Council of India has been mired in controversies; courtesy of Medical Council of India
Last year, former Union health minister JP Nadda kick-started one of India’s most sweeping healthcare reforms when he tabled the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in the Lok Sabha, taking the contentious legacy of the Medical Council of India (MCI) head on. On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the new health minister, Harsh Vardhan, made history by getting the Bill
order, elections were undertaken for the MCI. However, the cronies returned and rigged the election, which was later suspended. We have proved that good and fair governance cannot happen through elections. At the same time, I am not saying that selections can’t be rigged,” says a former health ministry official familiar with the proceedings. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
Last year, former Union health minister JP Nadda kick-started one of India’s most sweeping healthcare reforms when he tabled the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in the Lok Sabha, taking the contentious legacy of the Medical Council of India (MCI) head on. On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the new health minister, Harsh Vardhan, made history by getting the Bill order, elections were undertaken for the MCI. However, the cronies returned and rigged the election, which was later suspended. We have proved that good and fair governance cannot happen through elections. At the same time, I am not saying that selections can’t be rigged,” says a former health ministry official familiar with the proceedings. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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