Bill will stop Munnabhais from becoming MBBS

Bill will stop Munnabhais from becoming MBBS

By NAVTAN KUMAR | New Delhi | 24 December, 2017

The proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 is all set to bring transparency in the medical education sector, sources told The Sunday Guardian. Experts believe that the new bill, which seeks to replace the existing Medical Council of India (MCI), will check rogue elements effectively, infamously known as Munnabhais, who procure fake degrees by taking advantage of the lapses in the medical education sector.

The bill, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet recently, is likely to be tabled in the ongoing Parliament session. It is expected to increase the number of good quality medical professionals, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At present, medical colleges produce only around 1.25 lakh MBBS doctors annually (from both private and government colleges), which is low compared to what the country’s ailing sector requires. Hardly 25% of these graduates go for postgraduate courses.

However, several “status quoist” doctors, who fear that that they will lose their power in the new system, have started a misinformation campaign against the bill. Sources say they are creating a sense of fear among students by calling the bill “draconian” and a potential threat to the medical profession. Instead, sources assert that the bill is “path breaking” and will completely overhaul the medical education sector.

As per the provisions of the draft bill, medical colleges will not have to seek permission to add new seats or to start postgraduate courses. This is expected to bring more medical practitioners into the system. The new system is also expected to put an end to inspector raj as it will shift to an accreditation system, which will give the desired boost to investment.

One of the most significant features of this bill is that it proposes a common entrance examination and licentiate exit examination, which all medical graduates will have to clear in order to get their practicing licences. According to sources, this is a paradigm shift from input-based regulations to outcome-based regulatory philosophy in line with international practices.

“All students, who clear MBBS from their respective universities, will have to sit for the licentiate exam. Since there will be no reservation, it will ensure that only quality students get the licence to practice medicine. It will also ensure that the Munnabhais, who somehow get admitted through the backdoor, or through other unfair means, will not get the licence. Only the deserving and hard working students will be able to get through,” said a senior doctor.

Indian students doing MBBS abroad will not be required to sit for a separate FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) test. The NMC Bill will allow them to take the licentiate exit examination along with their Indian counterparts, thereby ending discrimination between foreign medical graduates of Indian origin and Indian medical graduates.

Sources say that the status quoist doctors’ lobby, over the years, has deliberately kept the FMGE a tough nut to crack so that the pass percentage remains low. This, sources say, is done just to discourage students from going abroad to study medicine, and pressure them into taking admission in private medical colleges in India by shelling out a hefty amount. With more foreign MBBS students likely to clear the licentiate examination, the number of doctors is expected to increase further.

Sources say most countries have adopted the licentiate system. In the United States, on an average, 95% students clear this examination, whereas, in India, only 10% students qualify in the FMGE test.

The bill will make sure that a medical college is ranked strictly on the performance of the students in the licentiate examination. This will lead to a positive competition among the colleges and will hence push the college management to improve quality of teaching.

Sources say that the number of specialist doctors will also increase under the new system, as both the undergraduate board and the postgraduate board will come under one commission. “At present, starting a PG course is a cumbersome process. The management needs to first start an MBBS course, and only then it can start a PG course. Now any hospital would be able to start a PG course. Moreover, at present, the DNB degree (for PG) is awarded by National Board of Examinations (NBE), while MBBS is given by universities. So there is often a step-motherly treatment by the MCI. All these things will be a thing of the past and there will be uniformity in the degrees,” said a source.

The bill also provides for the constitution of four autonomous boards entrusted with conducting undergraduate education, assessment and accreditation of medical institutions and registration of practitioners under the NMC. The draft bill proposes that the NMC would have government-nominated chairman and members, and the board members would be selected by a search committee under the Cabinet Secretary. There will be five elected and 12 ex-officio members in the Commission. The body will have eminent doctors and experts.

The previous UPA government had also made such a move. In 2005, the then Union Health Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, had tried to bring in a legislation to dissolve the MCI and set up another council under the control of the Ministry of Health. However, the Narendra Modi government, sources said, is committed to bring about reforms in the medical education sector.

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1.Provided further that the National Licentiate Examination shall become operational within three years from the date on which this Act comes into force, on a date to be notified by the Central Government.-that means aiims jipmer afmc are not inculde 2.The Central Government may by notification in the official gazette include medical qualifications granted by any other body in India under Schedule IV to this Act which shall be recognized qualification as may be prescribed by the Central Government in this regard.-that means any other like ayus homeopathay also allowed in mordern medicine then why go for mbbs ?? Please give this 2 ans

The Central Government may by notification in the official gazette include medical qualifications granted by any other body in India under Schedule IV to this Act which shall be recognized qualification as may be prescribed by the Central Government in this regard- that meams homepathy ayaus they are also allowed to pratice morden medicine then why we read 5.5yrs of mbbs?? What is the value of it if everybody get allowed? 2.Provided further that the National Licentiate Examination shall become operational within three years from the date on which this Act comes into force, on a date to be notified by the Central Government.-that means aiims jipmer afmc are not inculded why?? They are gold doctors are we not doctors?

The Central Government may by notification in the official gazette include medical qualifications granted by any other body in India under Schedule IV to this Act which shall be recognized qualification as may be prescribed by the Central Government in this regard- that meams homepathy ayaus they are also allowed to pratice morden medicine then why we read 5.5yrs of mbbs?? What is the value of it if everybody get allowed? 2.Provided further that the National Licentiate Examination shall become operational within three years from the date on which this Act comes into force, on a date to be notified by the Central Government.-that means aiims jipmer afmc are not inculded why?? They are gold doctors are we not doctors? Please give these 2 ans

The Central Government may by notification in the official gazette include medical qualifications granted by any other body in India under Schedule IV to this Act which shall be recognized qualification as may be prescribed by the Central Government in this regard- that meams homepathy ayaus they are also allowed to pratice morden medicine then why we read 5.5yrs of mbbs?? What is the value of it if everybody get allowed? 2.Provided further that the National Licentiate Examination shall become operational within three years from the date on which this Act comes into force, on a date to be notified by the Central Government.-that means aiims jipmer afmc are not inculded why?? They are gold doctors are we not doctors?

In NMC both foreign and indian are allowed to sit in the same examination . We got admission via neet while these foreign medical students got direct admission without any enterance test .Is this fair ? Tell me

NEET qualifying marks are a joke . It was around 115 out of 720 last year . That is 16 percent . In a country close to ours , Nepal, you need 40 % in entrance to be eligible for MBBS or BDS. So their standards are much more stringent than ours.They still take Licensing exams.even from their top college graduates and the top students fail very rarely. The point is , if students 'qualifying ' are good to begin with , they will easily pass an exit exam. Its like giving boards.

You are absolutely right...... This year 2017...Many many about 75% students has got an admission in the rubbish Indian private medical colleges who have scored above 131 ...marks(out of 720)... NEET qualifying marks which is equal to about 18% marks ..just on the merits of their parents money.... Any dull student can get this 18% marks.... in NEET in the MCQ type examination... It is a very very law standard to get an admission in Medical field..................... In China also their Chinese students have to clear the SET examination with 50% marks to get an admission in any college of China.

You very intelligent student..... NEET has been made compulsory for the foreign going students from this year.... Are you living or studying in India or outside the India? How much the Indians people expect from you if you become a doctor(Quack)...as you even do not know this matter........ '''"We can not put our lives at risk in the hands of Quacks produced from the Rubbish Indian Private medical colleges " "Very Good Decision by the Central Government... to replace India''''''''s most most most corrupted regulatory body... MCI.... NEXT (an MBBS exit exam) must be implemented compulsory from the next year to control the production of Quacks doctors from the rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching, laboratory, Infrastructures or hospital facilities to give to the medical graduates .....As the Quacks doctors products from this rubbish money minting private medical colleges even do not know how to measure the B. P..... In all Indian private medical colleges the dull and unmeritorious students get an admission every year just on the basis of their parents money...do not even know how to give an intravenous injection......The MODI Government must stop all these nuesence by introducing NEXT... as early as possible....NEXT is an effective tool for the evaluation of the medical graduates as well as the colleges.....Dr. Suraj Patel... "'''

The Central Government may by notification in the official gazette include medical qualifications granted by any other body in India under Schedule IV to this Act which shall be recognized qualification as may be prescribed by the Central Government in this regard- that meams homepathy ayaus they are also allowed to pratice morden medicine then why we read 5.5yrs of mbbs?? What is the value of it if everybody get allowed?

'''"We can not put our lives at risk in the hands of Quacks produced from the Rubbish Indian Private medical colleges " "Very Good Decision by the Central Government... to replace India''''''''s most most most corrupted regulatory body... MCI.... NEXT (an MBBS exit exam) must be implemented compulsory from the next year to control the production of Quacks doctors from the rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching, laboratory, Infrastructures or hospital facilities to give to the medical graduates .....As the Quacks doctors products from this rubbish money minting private medical colleges even do not know how to measure the B. P..... In all Indian private medical colleges the dull and unmeritorious students get an admission every year just on the basis of their parents money...do not even know how to give an intravenous injection......The MODI Government must stop all these nuesence by introducing NEXT... as early as possible....NEXT is an effective tool for the evaluation of the medical graduates as well as the colleges.....Dr. Suraj Patel... "'''

'''"We can not put our lives at risk in the hands of Quacks produced from the Rubbish Indian Private medical colleges " "Very Good Decision by the Central Government... to replace India''''''''s most most most corrupted regulatory body... MCI.... NEXT (an MBBS exit exam) must be implemented compulsory from the next year to control the production of Quacks doctors from the rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching, laboratory, Infrastructures or hospital facilities to give to the medical graduates .....As the Quacks doctors products from this rubbish money minting private medical colleges even do not know how to measure the B. P..... In all Indian private medical colleges the dull and unmeritorious students get an admission every year just on the basis of their parents money...do not even know how to give an intravenous injection......The MODI Government must stop all these nuesence by introducing NEXT... as early as possible....NEXT is an effective tool for the evaluation of the medical graduates as well as the colleges.....Dr. Suraj Patel... "'''

'''"We can not put our lives at risk in the hands of Quacks produced from the Rubbish Indian Private medical colleges " "Very Good Decision by the Central Government... to replace India''''''''s most most most corrupted regulatory body... MCI.... NEXT (an MBBS exit exam) must be implemented compulsory from the next year to control the production of Quacks doctors from the rubbish Indian private medical colleges which do not have any medical teaching, laboratory, Infrastructures or hospital facilities to give to the medical graduates .....As the Quacks doctors products from this rubbish money minting private medical colleges even do not know how to measure the B. P..... In all Indian private medical colleges the dull and unmeritorious students get an admission every year just on the basis of their parents money...do not even know how to give an intravenous injection......The MODI Government must stop all these nuesence by introducing NEXT... as early as possible....NEXT is an effective tool for the evaluation of the medical graduates as well as the colleges.....Dr. Suraj Patel... "'''

Actually our medical system has become immensely corrupted &, we need such tests ...anybody with money get into a medical college .....& yaa if they remove cast reservation in neet to it will bring deserving candidate in medical colleges

Hello sir , i am a SC and i was my school topper but my conditions were not so good to get coaching in akash or kota still i used to prepare for pmt! some how i was able to qualify in my first attemp then my parents decided to put their all for me then i joined a coaching and studied very hard i had studied for almost 18hrs per day for some 6 months before my pmt exam and finally i cracked it,i also attempted aieee and iit and cracked them both (yes with reservation) i got some 16k rank in aieee though my batch mates got 8lakh 9lakh but still you know what i heard ? Reservation se ho gaya . even i never got failed in my whole mbbs i swear to my parents not even a grace in any subject , i work very hard for what i have now, ! Still i have been mocked and teased so many times in my college for being a SC !! And then their are people like you who blame reservation , though cases for negligence by doctors who are from quota are comparatively very less because we know that people like you don’t care what we go through how much we work hard to avoid these comments !! And most of the doctors working in government hospitals are the one who come from quota ! Please dont blame us we also work hard !!

the author of the article is an idiot. .just writing for publicity..just like the govt...

Last year in neet pg i scored 64percentile in my 1st attempt , and one of my friend (mbbs passout from private medical college) scored 12percentile . He got admission in a private college and that too MD radiology(branch of toppers) .After a donation of some 2crore and futher fee of 2 crore !! Even he passed his whole mbbs by giving donation to his college ,but guess what money matters he is MD Radiologist !! And here i am preparing again for pg....Doesn’t matter i can give as many tests after mbbs after pg whatever !!

Whatever u say whatever reasons u give, truth is this bill is a big joke and has been made by some illiterate idiot's.... How can one time grant to collegeaimprove medical education? How can private colleges increase seats on their own without any permission, how the hell will this correct current situation....? How can a private college decide it's own fee ? How is this supposed to make medical education n facilities cheap? How can a bridge cousre by a Ayush Doctor make him eligible for practicing allopathic pg specialties ? Why not creating pg seats in their own field? How can a fmge practice without clearing any screening test? Why do u call it discrimination ...Are we idiot's who worked hard to cleared NEET for admission int MBBS ??? This isn't discrimination this is what we have earned through our hardwork not by giving money n studying MBBS from foreign colleges? This is just a bill to benefit politicians who have a huge share in private medical colleges. .. This bill is idiotic, disgraceful , disastrous and strongly unacceptable...Please people wake up don't follow this govt. Blindly...

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