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No cure for ailing medical education

India has a gargantuan medical education system, one of the largest in the world. Its 412 medical colleges – public and now increasingly private – produce 52,215 graduate doctors and 25

I do not see any loss of function or purpose of MCI: Ajay Kumar, NBE

Dr Ajay Kumar, a noted urologist from Bihar who has been a member of the Medical  Council of India (MCI) and chairman of its grievance redressal cell, has been na

Why winding up MCI with the NMC bill makes sense

India faces an unenviable challenge of tackling the dual burden of diseases and lack of qualified health personnel. The number of surgeons, anaesthetists and obstetricians per hundred thousand peop

Medical admissions: How Haryana govt is favouring pvt colleges

The Haryana government is clearly giving preference to private medical colleges by scheduling the date for the last counselling session a day before the counselling date scheduled for government co

Why replacing MCI with NMC makes sense

India faces an unenviable challenge of tackling the dual burden of diseases and lack of qualified health personnel. A 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers report estimates that we are short of three million

Challenges with regulation of medical education: Niti Aayog

  There are challenges with the regulation of medical education for Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, said a Niti Aayog report.   A Prelimi

National Health Policy: Old prescription, new date

After much discussion and pondering over for more than two years, the cabinet has approved a new National Health Policy, scrapping the old one which was formulated in 2002. The government a

World of medicine to be overhauled

The National Medical Commission Bill, over which doctors went on a nationwide strike on Tuesday, seeks to provide for constitution of a National Medical Commission for development and regulation of

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