Medical Council of India Current Affairs - 2020

National Medical Commission Became Operational Today

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into existence from September 25, 2020. It has replaced the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country’s apex regulator of medical education and profession. National Medical Commission (NMC) NMC is an Indian regulatory body having 33 members. It was earlier established for 6 months by an ordinance in January Read More…

National Commission for Homeopathy bill, 2019 approved by Cabinet

On January 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved National Commission for homeopathy bill, 2019. Highlights The bill is being introduced for the following amendments To introduce reforms in the field of Homeopathy education To enable accountability and transparency in protecting the interests of general public. Current Legislation The Homeopathy Central Council act, 1973 is currently Read More…

Cabinet approves setting up of National Medical Commission replacing MCI

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 which provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of Medical Council of India (MCI) so as to usher comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector. The Bill also seeks to repeal Indian Medical Council Act 1956. Read More…

India has adequate number of healthcare professionals: Survey

In a recent study carried out by researchers from Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gurugram on ‘Size, composition and distribution of human resource for health in India: New estimates using National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) and Registry institutions’ data’ has revealed that India has an adequate number of health professionals. Key Highlights of Study Read More…

Dentists to be allowed to practice as General Physicians

Government’s Think tank Niti Ayog has agreed to the proposal of the Dental Council of India which had sought to allow dentists to practice as general physicians after a bridge course. The proposal was in the backdrop of the call by the Prime Minister’s office to explore unconventional methods to address the shortage of doctors Read More…