National Medical Commission Bill passed by Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the

corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the Government as one of the biggest reforms that will end

‘inspector raj’ in the medical education sector.

The bill that seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 was passed by a voice vote, amid a walkout by opposition Congress, DMK and Trinamool Congress.

The bill also has a provision for making national standards in medical education uniform by proposing that the final year MBBS exam be treated as an entrance test for PG and a screening test for students who graduate in medicine from foreign countries. (AGENCIES)