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NMC Bill, a major medical education reform- AHPI welcomes Bill


NMC Bill, a major medical education reform- AHPI welcomes Bill

New Delhi: Association of Healthcare Providers (India), an assocation that represents the vast majority of healthcare providers in India has welcomed the National Medical Commission bill, calling it a  major medical education reform.

Pointing out to the current situation in the healthcare sector has gone far beyond the point of incremental tweaking of the present system, Association of Healthcare Providers, India, (AHPI) termed the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC Bill) as a game changer reform initiative of transformational nature, as such the need of the hour, which needs to be implemented on a priority basis.

The National Medical Commission Bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee in the Lok Sabha, which will give its recommendations on the 24th of January 2018.

The association in a recent press release pointed out that the Department -Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare’ s report on  the functioning of Medical Council of India which was presented to the RajyaSabha on 8 March, 2016, brought into sharp focus the abject failure of the  Medical Council of India as the regulator of medical education in the country, resulting in innumerable challenges to the healthcare industry in India, shortage of quality doctors including specialists and super specialists in adequate numbers and of requisite quality; deficiency of teachers in medical colleges, disconnect between medical education system and healthcare system; geographical mal-distribution of medical colleges; poor regulation of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) education, unaccountability &corrupt practices to name a few.

Despite having the most number of medical colleges in the world, and currently having approximately 10,22,859  doctors enrolled on the Indian Medical Register, India is way behind in achieving the targeted doctor-population ratio of 1:1000 as per WHO norms. Shortage of doctors, who are the most important component in the healthcare delivery system, has derailed both access to and quality of health care, especially to the vulnerable and poorer sections of the country. There is a huge geographical mal-distribution of medical colleges to the extent that 2/3 medical colleges are located in the regions representing 1/3 population in the country. There is a total disconnect between medical education system and requirement of healthcare delivery system in the country.

“Association of Healthcare Providers (India) welcomes the initiative of setting up of National Medical Commission. However, there are areas of concern in the draft bill that needs to be addressed if the objectives of having world-class regulatory framework are to be fulfilled.” Said Dr Girdhar Gyani, President AHPI. He narrated the concerns as follows

  1. The proportion of elected representatives from medical fraternity in the proposed NMC 2017 is to the extent of 20% which is grossly inadequate and undermines the principles of democracy. Doctors are the primary stakeholders should, therefore, be adequately represented in the Commission.
  2. The founding principles of modern medicine are evidence-based and are rooted in standard treatment protocols, which have nothing in common with the traditional systems of medicine (AYUSH). Therefore, mixing up of these systems of medicine through bridge courses will in no way be appropriate. On the contrary, it will undermine patient safety and pave the way for promoting quackery. AHPI strongly recommends to the government to promote AYUSH and create or re-designate some of the PHCs as (rural as well as urban) AYUSH clinics and utilize services of AYUSH professional in such health centers.
  3. Following successful completion of the MBBS examination conducted under the direct supervision of NMC, enforcing another National Licentiate Examination on MBBS graduates is superfluous.  However, those aspiring to go for post-graduate courses can be made to appear for National Licentiate Examination.



Source: Press Release
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    G. Venkateswarlu February 15, 2018, 7:07 pm

    The Indian Medical Education should necessarily be reformed. The doctors and the MCI amassed numerous lapses these days. It is a wonder that Medical Education existing in the hands of the doctors only. It is undemocritical totally. It is not the case in various countries. The medical education is going on smoothly in many countries. Are we not aware of permissions to colleges became controversial which resulted in looting of crores of parents\’ money ? Many aspirants went frustrated with these present systems. So many parents went bankrupt all over the country. Who are responsible for such this kind of atmosphere ? Partiality, politicised decisions, inhumane decisions and so many caused the death of the \”Karnas of India\” (as in Mahabharata). Now it is a good start for the real Indian Medical Education. The right of education should be made easy and transparent as that of in foreign countries. Let us ignore our false prestiges.\” Welcome to the NMC bill.\”

  2. NMC BILL And.. MBBS from the China…….. A review…… I want to clarify here many misconception held by the Indian medical graduates about the foreign medical graduates….. I don\’t know about all the countries providing an MBBS Degree to Indian students… but I know little bit about China where my son has been pursuing an MBBS in one of the 45 MCI and MOE China approved medical colleges……My daughter presently study an MBBS here in India in one of the private medical college of India…………….. In China about 214 medical colleges gives an MBBS degrees to all the Chinese as well as foreign students….And all these colleges are government colleges….Among them only 45 medical colleges are permitted by Ministry of Education China to enroll the international students……which are also approved by the MCI… ……………So here I want to clarify honestly that all these 45 medical colleges are much much better and superior than any Indian private or government medical colleges in every aspects about the college, hospital,patients,campus, hostel,laboratories,teaching,infrastructure,descipline,cleanliness etc etc…. All these 45 Chinese medical colleges maintain strictly an international standard of education….My son\’s university has 13 affiliated hospitals in China and all these hospitals are of the international standard…Request all to see these hospitals on the Google…All their teachers has to clear a tough international examination after doing a PHD…Every student has to work hard to get 60%passing marks as there is no corruption or recommendations in China.. So I think education and training imparted to the medical students in all these 45 medical colleges of China is much more better and superior than any Indian medical colleges…. However all these foreign students have to clear the toughest FMGE exam to do practice in India..This FMGE exam has been intensely made very tough (only 10 % results is given) to keep the foreign medical graduates out of practicing in India and to fill the seats of rubbish Indian private medical colleges with huge exorbitant fees..All these rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching (teachers,lab,classroom)or hospital(No patients)facilities to give any knowledge to their students.And so the medical graduates of these college s even do not know how to measure the blood pressure or how to give an intravenous injection..The corrupted MCI just gives the permission of such colleges on the basis of how much bribes they get.. So I think only Quacks are produced from the majority of the rubbish Indian private medical colleges..And ironically all these nuesence opposing the Medical Licentiate Examination..If Indian medical graduates do not want the EXIT exam then why an injustice is meted out to the foreign medical graduates by imposing very tough FMGE exam on them… Cancel the FMGE examination also to increase the number of doctors in India….

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    Dr.Deepak Seshadri February 16, 2018, 3:38 am

    @Dr.Suraj Patel . You are right . Most of the medical education in abroad are practical based . Russia , China and Ukraine are state run college where as Indian medical colleges are mostly private and are run by politician. I\’m doing my final year pg in Ms surgery in Stavropol state medical University, Russia. So far I would have assisted about 700+ surgery at a span of 2 years . Able to manage in handling laproscopic techniques , thoracotomy , hernia operation, liver hemangioma removal , liver cyst removal , cholestectomy , thyroidectomy , fundoplication, cardiomyotomy of stomach, bilroth 1 n 2 , others like thoraco- centesis , laprocentesis , etc . Hospitals services in Russia is incredible. Treatment for patient is absolutely free under medical policy . If\’d have studied in India , I guess only I would have studied pg in theoretical basis . I would have not gained in performing operation. Medical education is really superb in Russia . There are more than 25 hospital in my city linked with my University. Each and every hospitals are well structured and uniformly maintained. If you compare city hospitals and rural hospitals , one can\’t feel any difference . Each and every floor has 4 department , icu ( reanimatsiya ) according to specialist department. Each department have their own cafeteria for patient. There are 4 storey building for functional diagnostic center . Separate perinatal center , pediatric department,etc . Further any one can Google it n see Stavropol regional clinical hospital. Hospitals in Russia is more better than India .

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    Dr Giridhar kumar February 1, 2018, 10:26 pm

    Bridge course should not b encouraged… One Should respect his own Field and make it more beautiful…
    I Discoursge NMC bill.

  5. It\’s a good step by the govt. to improve the health care facility in the rural area of this country. our rural population is in need of qualified doctors,&MCI is unable to provide qualified doctors to our rural population for last 60 years or more. No excuse given by MCI regarding the poor health care facility in rural area.And now if our government is taking iniciative to fulfill such deficit , MCI & its fellow members are opposing this initiative, & this is only bcos of their strong monopoly upon health care system in india.Why not MCI compelling their doctors to go to rural areas ????

  6. NMC BILL And.. MBBS from the China…….. A review…… I want to clarify here many misconception held by the Indian medical graduates about the foreign medical graduates….. I don\’t know about all the countries providing an MBBS Degree to Indian students… but I know little bit about China where my son has been pursuing an MBBS in one of the 45 MCI and MOE China approved medical colleges……My daughter presently study an MBBS here in India in one of the private medical college of India…………….. In China about 214 medical colleges gives an MBBS degrees to all the Chinese as well as foreign students….And all these colleges are government colleges….Among them only 45 medical colleges are permitted by Ministry of Education China to enroll the international students……which are also approved by the MCI… ……………So here I want to clarify honestly that all these 45 medical colleges are much much better and superior than any Indian private or government medical colleges in every aspects about the college, hospital,patients,campus, hostel,laboratories,teaching,infrastructure,descipline,cleanliness etc etc…. All these 45 Chinese medical colleges maintain strictly an international standard of education….My son\’s university has 13 affiliated hospitals in China and all these hospitals are of the international standard…Request all to see these hospitals on the Google…All their teachers has to clear a tough international examination after doing a PHD…Every student has to work hard to get 60%passing marks as there is no corruption or recommendations in China.. So I think education and training imparted to the medical students in all these 45 medical colleges of China is much more better and superior than any Indian medical colleges…. However all these foreign students have to clear the toughest FMGE exam to do practice in India..This FMGE exam has been intensely made very tough (only 10 % results is given) to keep the foreign medical graduates out of practicing in India and to fill the seats of rubbish Indian private medical colleges with huge exorbitant fees..All these rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching (teachers,lab,classroom)or hospital(No patients)facilities to give any knowledge to their students.And so the medical graduates of these college s even do not know how to measure the blood pressure or how to give an intravenous injection..The corrupted MCI just gives the permission of such colleges on the basis of how much bribes they get.. So I think only Quacks are produced from the majority of the rubbish Indian private medical colleges..And ironically all these nuesence opposing the Medical Licentiate Examination..If Indian medical graduates do not want the EXIT exam then why an injustice is meted out to the foreign medical graduates by imposing very tough FMGE exam on them… Cancel the FMGE examination also to increase the number of doctors in India….

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    Dr Foreign Postgraduate January 28, 2018, 12:43 am

    Certain lacunae which were their in the MCI act , 1956 such as lack of procedure/ exam/pathway to register with MCI the additional qualifications if attained in foreign countries (except the qualifications of a minuscule amount of countries) should be addressed.

  8. NMC BILL And.. MBBS from the China…….. A review…… I want to clarify here many misconception held by the Indian medical graduates about the foreign medical graduates….. I don\’t know about all the countries providing an MBBS Degree to Indian students… but I know little bit about China where my son has been pursuing an MBBS in one of the 45 MCI and MOE China approved medical colleges……My daughter presently study an MBBS here in India in one of the private medical college of India…………….. In China about 214 medical colleges gives an MBBS degrees to all the Chinese as well as foreign students….And all these colleges are government colleges….Among them only 45 medical colleges are permitted by Ministry of Education China to enroll the international students……which are also approved by the MCI… ……………So here I want to clarify honestly that all these 45 medical colleges are much much better and superior than any Indian private or government medical colleges in every aspects about the college, hospital,patients,campus, hostel,laboratories,teaching,infrastructure,descipline,cleanliness etc etc…. All these 45 Chinese medical colleges maintain strictly an international standard of education….My son\’s university has 13 affiliated hospitals in China and all these hospitals are of the international standard…Request all to see these hospitals on the Google…All their teachers has to clear a tough international examination after doing a PHD…Every student has to work hard to get 60%passing marks as there is no corruption or recommendations in China.. So I think education and training imparted to the medical students in all these 45 medical colleges of China is much more better and superior than any Indian medical colleges…. However all these foreign students have to clear the toughest FMGE exam to do practice in India..This FMGE exam has been intensely made very tough (only 10 % results is given) to keep the foreign medical graduates out of practicing in India and to fill the seats of rubbish Indian private medical colleges with huge exorbitant fees..All these rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching (teachers,lab,classroom)or hospital(No patients)facilities to give any knowledge to their students.And so the medical graduates of these college s even do not know how to measure the blood pressure or how to give an intravenous injection..The corrupted MCI just gives the permission of such colleges on the basis of how much bribes they get.. So I think only Quacks are produced from the majority of the rubbish Indian private medical colleges..And ironically all these nuesence opposing the Medical Licentiate Examination..If Indian medical graduates do not want the EXIT exam then why an injustice is meted out to the foreign medical graduates by imposing very tough FMGE exam on them… Cancel the FMGE examination also to increase the number of doctors in India….