To take your ideas to Policymakers, Join the Campaign of #PolicyPulse Write to feedback@policypulse.com

New medical Bill not going well with IMA

According to Indian Medical Association, there is nothing new in the proposed bill

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 7 2016 12:26PM | Updated Date: Oct 7 2016 12:26PM

New medical Bill not going well with IMA

As a response to Niti Aayog’s recent proposal of National Medical Commission Bill -2016 that invited observations and comments from the stake holders, more than 9000 stake holders sent their comments and observations on the said Bill.

Indian Medical Association (IMA), however, feels that if the bill is passed by the government in this winter season, it will not benefit society.
 
As per IMA, there is nothing new in the bill and Niti Aayog should have asked for suggestions to amend the existing IMC act 1956 and further amendments.
 
Another reason behind the bill not going well with IMA is that in the proposed bill, there is total exclusion of elected members. It will have 100% nominated members.
 
Finally, the present Medical Council of India (MCI) has representations from all Sate Medical Councils which will be lost in the proposed new bill.