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Know your Medical Lawmakers: 25 members of National Medical Commission finalized, details


Know your Medical Lawmakers: 25 members of National Medical Commission finalized, details

New Delhi: 25 Members of the incoming National Medical Commission (NMC) a body that is going to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) were finalised today by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare using a draw of lots

Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the formation of the NMC Medical Advisory Council, that consisted of various ex-officio members, vice chancellors of various state health universities as well as nominated members from the various state medical councils

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Now following the same, a draw of lots took place earlier today for selecting the members of NMC which include ten Vice-Chancellors (VCs) from different states, nine members from the State Medical Councils (SMCs) and four part-time members from the autonomous boards.

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The exercise took place in the presence of Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Chowbey, in which 10 VCs were chosen from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Gujarat, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Dagar and Nagar Haveli, Punjab, and Haryana.

Similarly, nine representatives from various SMCs have been selected from Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Manipur.

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In the third segment of the draw of lots, four members from the autonomous boards – Undergraduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG), Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) and Ethics and Registration Board – were chosen. These members got selected from Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, and Madhya Pradesh, who will serve as part-time members.

Out of nine selected members from SMCs, one member has to be a part of the Search Committee, which will be headed by the Cabinet Secretary. In the process of the draw of lots, selected members from Uttarakhand SMC was picked up for a member of the Search Committee.

Details of Members of the National Medical commission (NMC)

The following 10 members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the States / UTs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the National Medical Commission under section 4(4)(b) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

S.No. Name of State/UT Details of the nominated member
Tamil Nadu Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
West Bengal Prof. Rajendra Pandey, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Gujarat Dr. Himanshu A. Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
Delhi Prof (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
Himachal Pradesh Dr. Surender Kashyap, Vice Chancellor, Atal Medical and Research University, Himachal Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
Rajasthan Dr. Rajababu Panwar, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dr. V. K Das, Director, Medical Education.
Punjab Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, Punjab.
Haryana Dr. O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.

 The following 9 members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the National Medical Commission under section 4(4)(c) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

S.No. Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Uttar Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Urmila Singh 
Sikkim Medical Council Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Prasad
Kerala Medical Council Dr. Rani Bhaskaran
Karnataka Medical Council Dr. H. Veerbhadrappa
Uttarakhand Medical Council Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna
Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Koj Jarbo
Bihar Medical Council Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh
Maharashtra Medical Council Dr. Shiv Kumar Shankar Utture
Manipur Medical Council Prof. Dr. Thongam Bhimo Singh

The following members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the Autonomous Boards under section 17(5) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:

Under Graduate Medical Education Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Tripura Medical Council Dr. J K Dev Varma

Post Graduate Medical Education Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Jammu & Kashmir Medical Council Dr. Vijay Gupta

Medical Assessment and Rating Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Nagaland Medical Council Dr. Sedevi Angami

Ethics and Medical Registration Board:

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Madhya Pradesh Medical Council Dr. Nishant Warwade

The following member has been selected for Search Committee under section 5(1)(c) from amongst the 9 part – time members of the National Medical Commission selected from the nominees of the SMCs in Medical Advisory Council:  

Name of the State Medical Council Name of nominated member
Uttrakhand Medical Council Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna

Other NMC members include one senior officer of Additional Secretary rank, one Director from any AIIMS and any two directors would be selected from the PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Puducherry, Tata Memorial Hospital, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong and All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIHPH), Kolkata.

“The other eight members include Chairperson, President of four autonomous medical boards and three non-medical experts. These members will also be elected soon,” said the officer.

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Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare presided over the proceedings of draw of lots for selection of part-time members of NMC, here today, in the presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of Health and Family Welfare. This was conducted in the presence of  senior officers from the Ministry and mediapersons.

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    Dr Ramesh vardhan November 16, 2019, 5:07 pm

    AS LONG AS THERE IS PRIVATE PRACTICE BY TEACHERS ( CHEATERS). AND
    THOSE WHO ARE ONLY ON THE PAY ROLL…… THE SAME OLD STUFF KEEP ON ROLLING AS USUAL. LET ME REMIND THE N M C OR M C I IT GOING TO BE THE SAME.
    HARDLY M C I INSTALLED BIOMETRIC ARE FUNCTIONAL, EVEN IF IT IS , NEITHER MCI NOR THE COLLEGES ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT. I DON\’T THINK M C I, MEMBERS EVER LOOKED INTO IT, EVEN BY MISTAKES OR OUT OF CURIOSITY???. M C I HAS WASTED MILLIONS OF RUPPES FOR IT\’S INSTALLATIONS ( CRIMINAL WASTE PUBLIC MONEY). I THINK HARDLY 20% FACULTY MEMBERS ARE STAYING IN THE COLLEGE PREMISES ( ONE THING FOR SURE STRAY DOGS, DESTITUTES ARE TO BE SURE 👍 IN MOST OF GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE PREMISES). AS LONG AS THERE ARE SHAMELESS DOCTORS ARE GIVEN APPOINTMENTS, WE CAN SEE ONLY SILLY & STUDENTS PASSING OUT FROM SUCH MEDICAL COLLEGES. IT IS DANGEROUS FOR OUR COUNTRY TO ILL TRAINED, UNSKILLED GUYS TO AS DOCTORS, UNFORTUNATELY THEIR IS INCREASING DAY BY DAY IN BIG NUMBERS.

  2. Superb. It is good Good people have been selected. Let us hope for clean and transparent functioning of NEW NMC.

  3. Foreign Educated Postgraduates:

    The issue of registration of foreign postgraduate degrees attained by Indian nationals should be addressed. The MCI act, 1956 was worse, so we support the NMC bill and NMC.

    Indian doctors working at different parts of world wanting to come back with our expertise should be given an opportunity to register as specialists in India and enrich our academic institutions or hospitals with world class knowledge and expertise.

    India badly needs postgraduates -specialists and superspecialists , especially the need is evident in certain specialisations like oncology, radiotherapy and hematology but not only.If we can have well qualified specialists say from European Union where medical education standards are maintained by European Union Commission , or highly talented postgraduates from other countries after having them screened, we would gain. Till now the MCI act 1956 did not have any provisions to register foreign postgraduates except from 5 English speaking countries.

    There is only a screening test for foreign degrees which at the most make foreign postgraduates an MBBS equivalent doctor. Which sometimes is very humiliating, thus many doctors who were educated in European Union migrated to U.K. or remained where they qualified and settled.

    Although monetarily well off, many of us want to come back India to at last settle in our motherland, care for our old parents, to educate our children in India and above all to work in India among our countrymen. We want to enrich India with our high class , world class European Union education , on highly mechanised modern medical instruments.Many of us are now academic teachers, consultants, researchers , very experienced clinicians.

    But our age old MCI act has never ever cared to register foreign postgraduates , nor any mechanism was put for example by assessing knowledge of candidates via putting knowledge of these foreign postgraduates accessed on DNB exams , the same that Indian DNB postgraduates give ( and not separate to avoid bias).Or else accessing individually candidates with transparent norms , or else recognition of all of them(as we badly need specialists) .Recognising all foreign postgraduates is not a bad idea ,only condition being they should pass foreign board exams and minimum duration of specialisation should not be less than 3 years .

    In short no mechanism was put in place as to enable foreign postgraduates to get specialist registration in India.

    We kindly request you to enact a mechanism , howsoever strict it may be ,no matter , but a mechanism has to be there which enables foreign postgraduates to register themselves as specialists in India in the forthcoming NMC act 2019.

  4. At last an era of honesty will come, we support NMC!!

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    EU educated NRI postgraduate doctor of Indian Origin October 15, 2019, 10:13 pm

    NMC should consider the long pending issue / proposal of present board of governors to allow foreign postgraduates of Indian origin to sit at DNB speciality and subspeciality examinations .

    In december 2018 the present BOG of the MCI have sent a proposal to conduct / allow foreign postgraduates of Indian origin to sit at DNB examinations and thus be part of the mainstream.But still the proposal is not implemented .

    Thus we request NMC to start working on this proposal . It would increase the number of specialists/ superspeciality doctors in the country . We find lack of faculty / specialist doctors even in tier 2 cities. Ultimately the people of India will benefit and these doctors who are working abroad would come to serve their motherland .

    As far as quality is concerned, these doctors have passed board speciality examinations abroad which too are tough as in India, and an additional quality check would be via DNB examination.

    Stop licence raj, start thinking as a citizen friendly , doctor friendly institution.