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19 eminent doctors appointed to NMC, its various boards
New Delhi: 19 eminent doctors have been selected as part-time members of the medical advisory council of the National Medical Commission (NMC).The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya took part in the appointment process through a draw of lots. The procedure of appointments is laid down in National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019. All appointments comprised...
New Delhi: 19 eminent doctors have been selected as part-time members of the medical advisory council of the National Medical Commission (NMC).
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya took part in the appointment process through a draw of lots.
The procedure of appointments is laid down in National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019.
All appointments comprised 10 Part-time Members from State/UT governments, 9 Part-time Members from State Medical Council, fourth Member of each Autonomous Board and One expert for Search Committee.
As per the NMC act 2019, these appointments are being done for two years. Members from various states/UTs have been selected in the following categories:
1. Ten Part-time Members of NMC are selected from the nominee of the State / UT Government in Medical Advisory Council (earlier appointed in 2020): Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Sikkim, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala.
Smt. Krishna Gohain, retired IAS officer and a Vice Chancellor of Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences has been nominated from Assam. He was earlier appointed as the Secretary to the Education Department, Govt. of Assam.
Prof. Saket Kushwaha, Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences from Arunachal Pradesh. He is an Indian agricultural scientist and economist and has published more than a dozen books and a look at them indicates the wide range of his scholarly aptitude. Prior to Rajiv Gandhi, he served as a vice-chancellor, department dean or professor-in-charge at several universities including Banaras Hindu University and Lalit Narayan Mithila University.
Prof. Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor of Puducherry University selected from Puducherry. He is a renowned academic administrator and an internationally reputed expert in the field of corrosion science and smart materials. During 2011-2012, Prof. Singh served as a Chair Professor at Lunghwa University, Taipei, where he was specially invited to start collaborative research. He was a visiting scientist to Hungary and Japan and has been on academic assignments to Germany, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand and Kenya.
Prof. Hem Chandra, Vice Chancellor of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Health University, Dehradun from Uttarakhand. Prof. (Dr.) Hem Chandra, before joining as Vice-Chancellor, HNB Uttarakhand Medical Education University, Dehradun, was Head of Department of Hospital Administration & Medical Superintendent, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow, UP.
Prof. S. K. Mehta, Vice Chancellor of University of Ladakh. Dr Mehta is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has served as the director of PU's Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility (SAIF). He has more than 360 publications in international journals of repute to his name, 8,400 citations and is an author of as many as 15 books/chapters. He has been nominated as a member of several national committees.
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Rajan Singh Grewal, Vice Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University. He superannuated as Director General Medical Services (Army) in 2020, after 38 years of distinguished meritorious service in various prestigious academic, professional, administrative leadership & staff appointments under Ministry of Defence. He was appointed as Honorary Surgeon to the President of India in 2019. He has received various prestigious honours & awards.
Dr. Karunakar Reddy, Vice Chancellor of Kaloji Naryana Rao University of Health Sciences from Telangana. He is a member of the Expert Committee on the COVID-19.
Dr Ashok Chandraker, Vice Chancellor of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Health Science and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh.
Dr. M. K. Ramesh, Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has been selected from Karnataka. He in the past has served the University as Registrar (Evaluation). Previously, Dr. S. Sacchidanand served as the VC of the institute and he retired on 14 June.
Dr. Mohanan Kunnummal, Vice Chancellor of Kerala University of Health and Sciences, Thrissur from Kerala. Dr. Mohanan was a professor at the Department of Radio Diagnosis at Thrissur Medical College for a long time. In 2016, he was appointed as the principal of Manjeri Government Medical College. After retirement, he was working as the head of the Department of Radio Diagnosis in Perinthalmanna MES Medical College.
2. Nine Part-time Members of NMC are selected from the nominee of State Medical Council in Medical Advisory Council (earlier appointed in 2020): Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Goa, Gujarat, Delhi, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan
Dr. Mahesh Babulal Patel, Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University. He was a Professor of Pathology at B. J. Medical College in Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
Dr. Deepak Sharma from Rajasthan.
Dr. Vijay Kumar from Punjab.
Dr. Rajiv Sood, Founder and Dean of ABVIMS & Dr RML Hospital's Department of Urology & Renal Transplant from Delhi. A master specialist in the field of Urology, he was instrumental in the creation of the Department at RML Hospital and has been heading its Urological Services since its inception in 1996.
Dr. Vinod Kashyap, registrar at the Himachal Pradesh Medical council.
Prof. Datteswar Hota is an eminent Renal Transplant Surgeon at the S.C.B Medical College, Cuttack in Odisha. He is also the recipient of the BC Roy Lifetime achievement award.
Dr. Padmanabh Vaman Rataboli, who was the president of the Goa Medical Council, is among the five members, who have been reelected to the council.
Dr. R. K. Aneja, President of the Haryana Medical Council.
Dr. Buchipudi Sambasiva Reddy is the president of the Andhra Pradesh Medical Council.
3. Fourth Member of each Autonomous Board (part-time Member) from the nominee of State Medical Council in Medical Advisory Council (earlier appointed in 2020) have been selected.
Dr. Pallavi P. Saple, administrator of the Maharashtra Medical Council and has been nominated for Undergraduate Medical Education Board in Maharashtra. Dr Saple was a former student of JJ Hospitals itself. She also served as the professor and the head of the paediatric department in the institute. Dr Pallavi Saple became one of the youngest deans to take charge of the institute.
Dr. K Senthil has been selected for Post-Graduate Medical Education Board in Tamil Nadu. Dr K Senthil is an MD General Medicine and a Prof of Medicine in Madurai Medical College.He has been Practicing in a village in Madurai district - Checkanurani, since 1990 after completing his MD and serving the poor and rural people around the area for last 32 years. He has also been serving as the President of TN Medical Council for the last 7 years and Also been the State President of TN Govt Doctors Association for last 16 years continuously.
Dr. Urmila Singh has been selected for Medical Assessment and Rating Board from Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh is a consultant general surgeon and National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Dr Singh also served as the President of the Bihar Chapter of the Indian Medical Association. He has been nominated for Ethics and Medical Registration Board
4. One expert from Odisha was nominated for the Search Committee.
Prof. Datteswar Hota is an eminent Renal Transplant Surgeon at the S.C.B Medical College, Cuttack and has been nominated for the Search Committee from Odisha. He is also the recipient of the BC Roy Lifetime achievement award.
List of the names of experts can be found below. For maintaining transparency in the draw of lots, media personnel was also present to record the event.
Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Dr. Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Dr. Sachin Mittal, Joint Secretary along with officials from Health Ministry were present during the event.
Selected Members from States/ UTs
Name of State/ UT
Name of the Member
Smt. Krishna Gohain, IAS (Retd.), Vice Chancellor, Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences
Prof. Saket Kushwaha Vice Chancellor Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Prof. Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Puducherry University
Prof. Hem Chandra , Vice Chancellor Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Health University, Dehradun
Prof. S. K. Mehta, Vice Chancellor, University of Ladakh
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Rajan Singh Grewal, Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University
Dr. Karunakar Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Kaloji Naryana Rao University of Health Sciences
Dr Ashok Chandraker, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Health Science and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh
Dr. M. K. Ramesh, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Dr. Mohanan Kunnummal, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health and Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala
Selected Members from Various State Medical Councils
Name of State Medical Council
Name of the Member
Dr. Mahesh Babulal Patel
Dr. Deepak Sharma
Dr. Vijay Kumar
Dr. Rajiv Sood
Dr. Vinod Kashyap
Prof. Datteswar Hota
Dr. Padmanabh Vaman Rataboli
Dr. R. K. Aneja
Dr. Buchipudi Sambasiva Reddy
Selected Members (Part-Time) for Autonomous Boards of NMC
Name of State Medical Council
Name of the Part-time Member
Under-Graduate Medical Education Board
Dr. Pallavi P. Saple
Post-Graduate Medical Education Board
Dr. K. Senthil
Medical Assessment & Rating Board
Dr. Urmila Singh
Ethics & Medical Registration Board
Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh
Selected Expert for Search Committee
Name of State/ UT
Name of the Member
Prof. Datteswar Hota
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