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After Detailed Discussion, Lok Sabha Gives nod to Bill to Supersede Medical Council of India

After Detailed Discussion, Lok Sabha Gives nod to Bill to Supersede Medical Council of India

New Delhi: After much-heated discussion, the Lok Sabha finally gave its nod to the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that calls for the supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) by the Board of Governors

The Bill, moved by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, was passed by voice vote after a four-hour-long discussion. The house also negated the statutory resolutions moved by Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and RSP’s N K Premchandran.

Replying to the debate, Harsh Vardhan said that the Bill would be radical reform in the country’s medical education system and urged the members to pass the Bill as it was in public interest.

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“The government’s intention is honest. The Prime Minister has always focused to provide best health care system to the people. Ayushmaan scheme is one such example. Please rise above political lines to and ensure its passage,” he said.

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Moving the Bill in the Lok Sabha for discussion and passage, Harsh Vardhan spoke in detail as to why the Bill was necessitated for the government.

“In last two decades, a perception was built that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has failed on its responsibilities and has become a hub of corruption and corrupt practices,” he said.

“This bill is simple and have procedural issues. It is need of the hour,” he said urging the members to pass the Bill.

Harsh Vardhan said that two oversight committees were constituted during the UPA rule and the issue was also referred to parliamentary standing committee.

He said the parliamentary committee recommended that the government should bring a new comprehensive Bill in Parliament at the earliest so as to restructure and revamp the regulatory system of medical education and medical practice and to reform the Medical Council of India.

The Bill also proposes to increase the number of members in the board of Governors to 12 from the existing seven.

The minister also said the government proposes to bring the National Medical Commission Bill in the near future after getting it cleared from the Cabinet. The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha in December, 2017, which lapsed on the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

The Bill also seeks to replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019.

Participating in the debate, Chowdhury opposed the ordinance route taken by the government to supersede the Indian Medical Council saying it was unhealthy for democracy.

“Ordinance was promulgated twice by the government despite elections being round the corner,” he said.

The Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 was enacted to provide for the reconstitution of the Medical Council of India and the maintenance of a Medical Register for India and for matters connected therewith.

The working of the MCI was under scrutiny since long time and the same was examined by various expert bodies including the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare.

Source: with agency inputs
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  1. May I know factors leading to failure for decades and who else has passed – see floods and drought simultaneously – For decades; Fake currency and stamp papers ; Electricity theft ; Phone and internet problems ; poor quality of constructions all types – Train services – Garbage disposal ; Law and order ; Number of cases pending in courts ; Quality of medicine and infrastructure in hospitals – Security needs commensurate to threat perception ; Intelligence services – whole lot including food/grain wastage along with adulteration and pollution – Contribution of MCI or doctors is hardly 5-10% in isolation for responsibility – Rest is controlled, run, ruled and ruined by other politicians and Officers

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    DR SHANKAR PRASAD BHATTACHARYA July 4, 2019, 1:08 pm

    There should be 10:1 student-teacher ratio for UG and 1:1 student-reacher ratio for PG Medical education. The space requirements should be at least 70 sq ft person, vertically or horizontally. The total persons is to be calculated by total number of UG and PG medical students + total number of teachers and staffs+ total number of patients.
    The Promotion of Medical Teachers should be time bound, irrespective of Published Article.
    The MBBS, BDS, etc are to be taken separately.
    The infrastructure of the hospital and College should be ambient, both quantitavely and qualitatively.
    All the above are needed for attention.

  3. full day PG students meaning residents have to jump & fly like spiderman from casualty to OT to wards morning rounds evening rounds & respective ICUs all without lift!! plus answercalls f any from other depts ! so where n when r PGresidents in classroom ! just smtimes once in a while for proposal of paper presentation & updates of same? daily interaction with unit heads Hods or in case of emergencies or mass casualty? not beyond that to b honest! PG ie residents r more into functional on field work like soldiers ! getting the hands on practice of responsibility & treatment ! they dont require classrooms jails cages stonewalls benches! the only time they find time2breathe & hv cup of tea is nearest chaigaadi with o wdout stool! dats all time allows thm2afford! & mean systems of casteism regulatory bodies kept ther level standard at! Hostels dorms living conditions equally pathetica! oh plz spare the horror Mar & Mrs cozie salaries allow all youngsters2learn on time in youth & create their own opportunities f govt cant give jobs! if yogiCM UP proposed reservations dont come thru& above that if Govt dznt allow all PG aspirants2pursue PG sans exam! & f these so called professional tortoise speed suggestions have2 b followed delaying denying journey justice admission education2all ! it will bcm very ez 2elimin8 that 10on1 teachr & 1on1 teacher wd current demographies! its now or never India! save ur ihndu dalts bcz if like europe & amrika ua country s empty u hv no peaceful ppl 2 import meaning body shop! india s nolonger safe enuff2experiment by goingon palkisyatras 4lords mercy& justice! the karma wich is sown in termsof education hz2b reaped! serious warning! the toying wd populations for70yrs citing reservations constitution making farce of education socialjustice patriotism &offering voters citizens services & development is gone! this obsolete corruption unethical immoral formula if implemented now will eliminate all by civil wars! existing development & people! bcz 4 70yrs weapons & licences2operate jobs& learn education hz been given by nepotism corruption & divisive politics! if its encouraged further under excuse of no facilities amenities benches classrooms n all such stupidities! just remember existing leftover indians will not b empowered with degree certificates ( forget jobs) tho they have intelligence passion wisdom! n we can witness more of kerala n delhi temple breaks & doctors & iitians suiciding!! nonslamic pl note!! bcz the no of PG admissions r so so less as compared2populations ! its just careless mean sadistic denial! residents r so burdened wd work! & the students who can r denied opportunity 4 no reason at all!basically the PGneet entrance itself wants the aspirant to be a gud gynac a gud opthalm a gud medicine a gud surgery all subjects best 2get entry into MDMS ! then agn wth poor marks sm get best branches by reservation! whereas those who can really be gud at particular field hv 2 contend wd a branch where their talent & life both is wasted! how can ppl patients b assured f gudhealthcare surgery at hands f drs wd poor ranks?? but dats d way india went on 4 70 yrs!! then they call a gud hardworking doctor who setsup bzness with loans own fundsfinances a gud hospital after paying corrupt babus babis for NOCs &taxes & at commercial rates a chor thief!! indeed to sm extent 4 drs drawing fat salaries by not teaching mentoring but politicking n making such rules by illguiding govts deserve this tag! these r d docs who dont care f pts die or students suicide ! there r similar analogues everywhere in engg all schools colleges as teachers principals supervisors! secretaries of antiragging committes counselling but least bothered! their skill is manipulation 4 self favouring laws,sadism dat nobody else succeeds& shutting suffering people up by power abuse ! & branding them as incompetent! & wdout correcting system of errors ! forcing the suffering whistle blower to suicide!! & getting away wd it bcz of no accountability compensation fear! now mind it here they dont do it wd reserved or silam bcz they r afrd of atrocity case! thus they killed the taxpayer indiasbillpaying india! high time no suggestions! on line examinations & empowering with degrees! ths year when 1.4approx PG aspirants gave neet! student drs opencategry with till 50th percentile were gud UG students & wud hv been excellent Drs residents! bcz they were excellent interns & UG students! but wats happening bcz f humbug rules f 70yrs only 30000 PG of wich (19720gov) seats were given including pvt deemed! in about 248 PG colleges& tragedy is the reserv wd 40th percentile also got n open wd 70th dint get! we want islam to start colleges for us mebbe they will give us better justice by our karma than fickle myopic hindus & manipulative congress! bcz ds year itself there was a complete khan page & shaikh page ! other surnames no time to check but will do shortly! so dont bragg degrees chairs to make skewedrules any more or face terrorism & washoff opportunity &life of own future generations too!ask PG for all! education for all ! legalise homeschooling uninstitutionalised learning wdout burdening exchequer wd material goods! bcz we are already on path of bequeathing all to islam long back at least from 30 or 15 yrs! dont forget 1947 indpop wz 4cr today its 135cr n still indiantaxpayer kids r deterred frm education by maintaining british leftover facilities! so all hv swords n guns in hands now!! wake up

  4. I agree fully with paramedical staff practically a liability or burden (Not totally their fault) as vicarious responsibility as not selected by us but have to work with them – are totally demotivated due to late & low salary and too much work load (Upto 12 hours)

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