THRISSUR: Updating the media here about the progress on the National Medical Commission Bill, the Union health Minister, Shri JP Nadda informed that the same shall be tabled in the coming session of the parliament.
The minister also stated that the bill has already been circulated for discussion among the group of ministers (GoM). The reviews by the GoM are in the final stages, said the minister reports TOI.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that strong objections were raised from various sections of the Medical Community, which had opposed the limited representation of the medical fraternity in the impending commission. Clarifying on this the minister stated that the NMC, which will steer medical education in the country in future, will not solely be a nominated body. “It will also have elected members,” he said.
The minister also added that the many objections had been raised by the Indian Medical Association, whose issues have now been addressed and its office bearers are now taken on board.
Regarding objections raised by other groups, he stated that many groups are opposing the bill due to lack of understanding. “They have not seen the bill. Once they know the contents, they will withdraw the objections,” he told TOI.
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