NEW DELHI : The government is making concerted efforts to constitute the National Medical Commission (NMC) at the earliest and a draw of lots for selection of its members is scheduled to be held on October 14.
Speaking to DTMT Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the process of implementing the NMC will be done in the most transparent manner and this historic reform of the Modi government will usher in quality and efficient medical education in the country.
The Commission will have four autonomous boards, namely Under-Graduate Medical Education Board, Post-Graduate Medical Education Board, Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) and Ethics and Medical Registration Board.
The Ministry has already invited applications for the posts of Chairperson of the Commission, Presidents and members of four Autonomous Boards, Members and Secretary of the Commission. The selection to the said posts is to be made on the recommendations of a Search Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary, an official statement said.
Health Ministry officials said the formation of the NMC and simplification of procedures is expected to spur growth in the number of UG and PG seats in the country which will ensure availability of adequate and qualified medical professionals to cater to the healthcare needs of the country.