While many in the medical fraternity are calling the replacement of MCI with National Medical Commission, “a remedy worse than malady,” the NITI Aayog proposal seems to have found the approval of the State governments.
A recent report in Hindu, confirms the same stating that NITI Aayog on Thursday met representatives from 20 States to hold discussion on the overhaul of the MCI. The meeting was chaired by its Vice-Chairman, Arvind Panagariya.
It is reported that majority of the states have given a positive nod towards recommendations of the government appointed NITI Aayog panel, which calls for the replacement of the medical council of India with the National Medical Commission.
“Most States were on board with the recommendations given by the Aayog. One of the significant proposals is that instead of just one chairman of the new regulatory body, there should be some members also. Also, the States have asked for more representation in the commission,” an official aware of the meeting told the daily.
Along with this, during the meeting it has been proposed that a consultative committee be formed, whose function will be to advise the commission.