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PNDT Rules: Health Ministry Proposes Amendments, Invites comments


PNDT Rules: Health Ministry Proposes Amendments, Invites comments

The view/ suggestion from the stakeholder and general public is solicited and the same may be sent through email on sopndt-mohfw@nic.in on or before 14th August 2018.

New Delhi: Through a recent public notice, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has put in public domain certain proposed  amendments  to the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection)(Six Months Training) Rules 2014. and also invited suggestions from the public in this regard

A copy of proposed amendments is enclosed herewith. The amendments primarily talk about the amendments to the Six Months Training Rules, 2014 to regularise the legalities related to the six months course for MBBS and properly define the rules thereof . The rules clearly lay down that the scope of the training will be limited to  prepare the MBBS doctor to conduct prenatal diagnostics only.

The view/ suggestion from the stakeholder and general public is solicited and the same may be sent through email on sopndt-mohfw@nic.in on or before 14th August 2018.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SIX MONTHS TRAINING RULES, 2014

Rule No. Existing Proposed Change
Rule 3 Nomenclature of the Six months training in ultrasonography.- The six months training imparted under these rules shall be known as “the Fundamentals in Abdomino- Pelvic Ultrasonography: Level one for M.B.B.S. Doctors”.  

Scope and Nomenclature of the Six months training in ultrasonography-  Six months training in ultrasonography will Qualify and prepare the MBBS doctor to conduct prenatal diagnostics only. The six months training imparted under these rules shall be known as “the Fundamentals in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasonography: Level one for M.B.B.S. Doctors”.

 

Rule 6 Eligibility for training.

  1. Any registered medical practitioner shall be eligible for undertaking the said six months
  2. The existing registered medical practitioners, who are conducting ultrasound procedures in a Genetic Clinic or Ultrasound Clinic or Imaging Centre on the basis of one year experience or six month training are exempted from undertaking the said training provided they are able to qualify the competency-based assessment specified in Schedule II and in case of failure to clear the said competency-based exam, they shall be required to undertake the complete six months of training, as provided under these rules, for the purpose of renewal of registrations.

 

 Eligibility for training.-

  1. Any registered medical practitioner shall be eligible for undertaking the said six months training.
  2. The existing registered medical practitioners, who are conducting ultrasound procedures in a Genetic Clinic or Ultrasound Clinic or Imaging Centre on the basis of one year experience or six month training are exempted from undertaking the said training provided they are able to qualify the competency-based assessment as per the syllabus specified in Schedule II except the lo2., book and in case of failure to clear the said competency-based exam after two attempts, they shall be required to undertake the complete six months of training, as provided under these rules, for the purpose of renewal of registrations.
Rule 7  

 Accreditation of institutions for six months training and its recognition.– The following teaching institutions would be accredited as training centres to impart the six months training

namely-

(a) Centres of excellence established under the Acts of Parliament

(b) Medical Council of lndia recognised institutions offering Post Graduate programmes in Obstetrics or GynaecologY and Radiology:

(c) Institutions offering full-time residency DNB programme in Obstetrics or Gynaecology and Radiology.

 Accreditation of institutions for six months training and its recognition.- The following teaching institutions would be accredited as training centres to impart the Six Months Training,

namely:-
(a) No change

(b) Medical Council of India recognised
institutions offering Post Graduate programmes in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Radiology;

(c) institutions offering full-time residency DNB programme in Obstetrics and GynaecologY or
Radiology.

Rule 8  Selection of students.-

(l) The selection and intake of registered
medical practitioners for admission to such trainings shall be on the basis of the following criteria:
a) Intake for admission to such training shall be 1:1 teacher to student ratio.

b) Selection shall be as per the merit list of the State postgraduate entrance exam.

c) 20% reservation for in-service candidates.

 

 Selection of students.-

(1) The selection and intake of registered medical practitioners for admission to such trainings shall be on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Intake for admission to such trainings shall be up to 1:4 teacher to student ratio. .
  2. Selection shall be as per the merit list of the State Post Graduate Entrance Exam or any other appropriate merit recognised by the state.
  3. Preference up to 50 % shall be given to the  in-service candidates
  4. Seats as mutually decided by the States/UTs shall be provided to the candidates from other States/ UTs where there are no  accredited institutes for imparting six  months training in
    ultrasonography
Rule 9  Changed criteria to be made prospective.- These rules shall come into force with immediate effect in case of new registrations. However, all registered medical practitioners employed in a Genetic Clinic or Ultrasound Changed criteria to be made prospective.- These rules shall come into force with immediate effect in case of new registrations. However, all registered medical practitioners employed in a Genetic Clinic or Ultrasound Changed criteria to be made prospective.- These rules shall come into force with immediate effect in case of new registrations. However, all registered medical practitioners employed in a Genetic Clinic or Ultrasound Clinic or Imaging Centre on the basis of one year experience or six months training and failed to qualify the competency-based exam two attempts as per the syllabus specified in Schedule II- except the logbook- shall have to apply and clear six months training on or before 31st of December.2019.
Rule 14  Validity of the training certificate.-
Certification of training obtained from any State shall be applicable for the purposes of registration under Act in all States.
 

Validity of the training certificate:
Certificate for qualifying Six Months Training in Ultrasonography and the Competency-based exams shall be issued jointly by Director of Medical Education and State Appropriate
Authority Certification of training obtained from any State shall be applicable for the
purposes of registration under Act in all
States/ UTs.

 



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  1. I am doing jr radiology more than two year in medical college affiliated by MCI allow me to do ultrasound without examination.

  2. Those MBBS who has done Jr(radiology) Of 1 year or more from medical college affiliated by mci allow to do ultrasound without examinatiom

  3. Since I was doing sonology about three year in medical college in department of Radiology as a JR so we need exemption for test

  4. Those MBBS who has done jr(radiology)affiliated by mci allow to do ultrasound without examination

  5. Dr.sureshof Chennai, is a master of ultrasound, but I came to know,he is not PG in radiology, meaning thereby, MBBS are equally competent.

  6. USG for OBG should be scrutinized , monitored and only certified people should be allowed to do.
    It\’s largely due to the degrading character of a select few of our colleagues.

    But all other applications of the USG in MSK, Abdominal emergencies, PE drainage, and many more should be allowed for any experienced practitioner. Why unnecessarily limit people\’s abilities?
    Someone who has trained or worked on the above in India or abroad should be allowed to use USG for non OBG purposes. It\’s irrational to apply restrictions on that.