National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) has been tabled in the Lok Sabha. IMA opposes NMC in its present form. As the representatives of all the modern medicine doctors of India, we appeal to you to consider the following points and raise them in Parliament.
*It will open the gates for corruption*
NMC is a pro private management bill paving the way for widespread corruption. It removes all the regulations before starting a medical college. No one needs any permission.
Any private medical college can raise its UG/PG seats by itself.
Only up to 40% of seats in a private medical college can be regulated by the Government. For 60% or more seats, the private colleges will fix the rates. Huge loopholes in financial penalties ranging from 5 crore to 100 crore opening the flood gates of corruption.
As a result medical education in the country will become expensive placing the lower socioeconomic groups in great disadvantage.
Unscientific mixing of systems will endanger the lives of patients. Provides separate registration and bridge courses for AYUSH practitioners to enable them to practice modern medicine. Joint medical council meetings will ensure mixing the curriculum of all the systems.
Any foreign doctor can practice in India without any restriction. The screening test for Foreign Medical Graduates has been abolished.
All Indian Medical graduates should undergo a licentiate exam to be allowed to practice.