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Cabinet nod for changes to NMC Bill

Provision for bridge course removed

The provision dealing with bridge course for AYUSH practitioners to practice modern medicine to a limited extent has been removed in the Cabinet-approved official amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill here on Wednesday.

Left to States

It has now been left to the State governments to take necessary measures for addressing and promoting primary health care in rural areas.

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved certain other amendments to the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, including the final MBBS examination to be held as a common exam across the country and would serve as an exit test called the National Exit Test (NEXT).

    Fee regulation

    The Amendment to the NMC Bill comes in the backdrop of its consideration in the Lok Sabha early this year and subsequently being referred to the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC).

    The other amendments look at fee regulation in private medical institutions and deemed universities and state that “the maximum limit of 40% seats for which fee would be regulated in private medical institutions and deemed universities has been increased to 50% seats.”

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