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Cabinet approves bill to set up National Medical Commission

The MCI will be replaced, and a National Medical Commission bill has been brought, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Law & Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad briefs the media after a cabinet meeting in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

A bill to replace the (MCI) with a national medical commission was cleared by the on Friday, Law and Justice Minister said.

"The MCI will be replaced, and a has been brought.

This is to correct the whole medical ecosystem," he said.

The MCI is a statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India. The bill seeks to replace the MCI with a new Commission.

According to government sources, the envisages a four-tier structure for the regulation of medical education, with a 20-member National Medical Commission at the top.

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First Published: Fri, December 15 2017. 20:20 IST
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