Lok Sabha clears fresh Medical Council Bill

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by a voice vote in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday which provides for supersession of the Medical Council of India for a period of two years with effect from September 26, 2018.

The Bill was introduced by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to replace an ordinance promulgated on February 21. The government will soon come out with a National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to usher in comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector, the Minister said.