Health Ministry in favor of Non Medical Teachers
Non medical teachers are equally efficient and qualified to teach the future doctors. Providing major relief to the non-medical teachers with medical MSc/Ph.D. qualifications, the Union Health Ministry has altered the National Medical Commission's decision and has decided the apex medical regulator to follow the erstwhile Medical Council of India's rules for appointing non-medical teachers.
With this, non-medical teachers will be able to join as faculties in five non-clinical specialties to 30% extent (50% for biochemistry) of the total number of faculties- like older rules of MCI.
On the other hand, the gazetted notification on 28th October 2020 by NMC stated, "In the department of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, non-medical teachers may be appointed to the extent of 15%of the total number of posts in the department subject to non-availability of medical teachers". This resulted in a 65% reduction in Biochemistry, 50% in Anatomy and physiology, and 100% in Microbiology and Pharmacology. The reasons for such a move are thought to be the availability of sufficient medical teachers and the introduction of the new MBBS curriculum.
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