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Corporate Medical colleges soon to become a reality

Corporate Medical colleges soon to become a reality

The Preliminary Report and the draft NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION BILL, 2016 has been placed for seeking public opinion.Please send comments/suggestions/feedback on the draft bill latest by 31 st August, 2016 through e-mail only at dirhealth-niti@gov.in.

With the government appointed panel headed by Niti Aayog Chairman, coming out with National Medical Commission Bill and inviting for comments, many new changes to the medical sector seem to be coming to light. Apart from recommending scrapping of the MCI and replacing it with the national medical commission, as well as calling for national exit exam for MBBS in the country, another major recommendation of the panel comes in the form of permitting for-profit entities to establish medical colleges.

Currently, only ‘not-for- profit’ organizations are permitted to establish medical colleges. The Committee deliberated whether the draft bill or the regulations issued by the government should explicitly include a provision to permit ‘for- profit’ organizations to establish medical colleges.

The preliminary report of the committee on the reform of the Indian Medical Council, 1956, stated

Given the shortage of providers and in recognition of the fact that the current ban on for-profit institutions has hardly prevented private institutions from extracting profits albeit through non-transparent and possibly illegal means, it was felt that any restriction 15 on the class of education providers would be counter-productive. Therefore the Committee recommends delinking the condition for affiliation / recognition from the nature of the promoter of the medical college (viz. Trust, not for Profit, Company). However, this relaxation will have to be provisioned via rules to be framed under the proposed NMC Act.

With deliberations, the committee called for allowing corporate/for-profit organisations to setup their own medical colleges. It is reported that the health ministry has already issued a direction to this effect.

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  1. Health, education and social security should be made free and it\’s the duty of the government to take care of its citizens. Allowing private players both non profit and profit means the government is not needed.

  2. Finally a bold step by the niti aayog. Medical Institutions by corporate company will be much better than private medical colleges run by politicians where every rules and norms are flouted. Corporates like Tata, Reliance, Bajaj etc are already having deemed universities where they are providing quality education e.g Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Permitting them to open Medical colleges will bring transparency and quality in medical education and patient treatment.

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    dr niharranjan bhoi August 12, 2016, 10:09 am

    i think corporate medical college is much better than private medical colleges headed by a single person doing monopoly with out following any strct rules.
    they are manipulating things like anything in records… starting from ghost patients to ghost faculties…

    atleast things ll be transparent….in corporate segment…

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    Dr. Amarnath D. Savur August 12, 2016, 9:42 am

    It\’s a good proposal as it promotes ACTIVE AND HEALTHY COMPETITION IN A TRANSPARENT MANNER. It\’s time we open up all oppurtunities which will PUT AN END TO ACTIVITIES HAPPENING IN A CLANDESTINE MANNER! Finally, it should help improve QUALITY OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE DELIVERY which is SUSTAINABLE AND PRACTICAL.

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