Lok Sabha clears NMC bill, docs hit streets in protest
The bill proposes to repeal Indian Medical Council Act, set up an NMC replacing MCI
Proposed NMC will approve medical colleges, conduct MBBS examinations, regulate course fees
NEW DELHI : The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the contentious National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019, calling it one of the biggest reforms in medical education in India. The bill proposes to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, and set up an NMC replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI), which was dissolved in 2010 following corruption charges against MCI president Ketan Desai by the Central Bureau of Investigation.