National Medical Commission of India formed , medical system all set for major revamp
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What was a termed as a major revamp in the medical education system of the country by the government the members of the National Medical Commission were finalised today after a rigorous lottery draw system and nominations received from different states and respective medical council.
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare presided over the proceedings of draw of lots for selection of part-time members of NMC, here today, in the presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of Health and Family Welfare. This was conducted in the presence of senior officers from the Ministry and mediapersons.
Terming it historic, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that it is a huge and visionary reform in the medical education sector by the NDA Government under the leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, and will prove to be a milestone in the years to come. He further stated that as promised, the process of selecting its members is being completed in a time bound manner. “We had 9 months to select the members of the NMC, and within a short span of two months, we have framed the rules, notified them and also carried out the process of selection of the part-time members of the NMC today. To ensure probity and integrity of the highest order, a compact body is being selected through a transparent mechanism and representation of States and State Councils in rotation. This will facilitate for faster decision making also,” Dr Harsh Vardhan added.
The Union Health Minister further stated that inclusion of members from diverse background for balanced policy prescriptions is also being ensured.
The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 received assent of the President on 08th August, 2019 and was published in the official Gazette on the same day. The Central Government sought nominations from the States / UTs and State Medical Councils (SMCs) for constitution of the Medical Advisory Council under the National Medical Commission Act, 2019.
After receiving the nominations from the States/UTs and SMCs, the Medical Advisory Council was constituted vide notification dated 10th and 11th October, 2019 which consists of representatives of all the 36 States / UTs and 29 State Medical Council (The State of Meghalaya does not have a SMC and no UT except Delhi have SMC). The composition of the Medical Advisory Council is as follows:
Representative of the State/UTs in the Medical Advisory Council under section 11(2)(c) & 11(2)(d) of the NMC Act, 2019.
Andhra Pradesh - Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh- Dr. Saket Kushwaha, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimuk, Arunachal Pradesh.
Assam -Dr. Dipika Deka, Vice Chancellor, Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Assam.
Bihar -Dr. Arun Kumar Agarwal, Vice Chancellor, Aryabhatt Knowledge University, Patna, Bihar.
Chhattisgarh -Dr. Ashok Chandraker, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial Health Science and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh.
Goa -Dr. Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor, Goa University.
Gujarat- Dr. Himanshu A. Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
Haryana -Dr. O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.
Himachal Pradesh- Dr. Surender Kashyap, Vice Chancellor, Atal Medical and Research University, Himachal Pradesh.
Jammu and Kashmir- Dr. Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice Chancellor, Health University, Jammu and Kashmir.
Jharkhand -Dr. (Prof.) Ramesh Sharan, Vice Chancellor, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
Karnataka -Dr. S. Sacchidananda, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Kerala- Dr. M K C Nair, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health and Science, Thrissur, Kerala.
Madhya Pradesh- Dr. R.S. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
Maharashtra- Prof. Dr. Dilip G. Mhaisekar, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra.
Manipur-Sh. Jarnail Singh, Vice Chancellor, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur.
Meghalaya-Prof. S.K. Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University Shillong, Meghalaya.
Mizoram-Prof. KRS Sambasiva Rao, Vice Chancellor, Mizoram University.
Nagaland-Prof. Pardeshi Lal, Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University.
Odisha-Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University.
Punjab-Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, Punjab.
Rajasthan-Dr. Rajababu Panwar, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Sikkim-Lt. Gen. Dr. M.D. Venkatesh, VSM (Retd.), Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok, Sikkim.
Tamil Nadu-Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Telangana-Dr. Karunakar Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Science, Warangal, Telangana.
Tripura-Prof. Sri Sangram Sinha, Acting Vice Chancellor, Tripura University.
Uttarakhand-Prof. Hem Chandra, Vice Chancellor, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Health University, Dehradun.
Uttar Pradesh-Dr. MLB Bhatt, Vice Chancellor, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
West Bengal-Prof. Rajendra Pandey, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Andaman and Nicobar Island-Dr. A.K. Mandal, Director, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair.
Chandigarh-Dr. G Dewan, Director, Health Services – cum – Mission Director, Chandigarh.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli-Dr. V. K Das, Director, Medical Education.
Daman and Diu-Dr. Sanjay Verma, Medical and Health Department, Daman and Diu.
Delhi-Prof (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
Lakshadweep Islands-Dr. K.P. Shaikoya, Government Hospital, Minicoy Island, Lakshdweep.
Puducherry-Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Puducherry University.
Representative of the State Medical Councils in the Medical Advisory Council under section 11(2)(e) of the NMC Act, 2019
Andhra Pradesh Medical Council- Dr. Buchipudi Sambasiva Reddy
Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council- Dr. Koj Jarbo
Assam Medical Council- Prof. Dr. Anup Kumar Barman
Bihar Medical Council
Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh
Chhattisgarh Medical Council
Dr. S L Adile
Delhi Medical Council
Dr. Harish Gupta
Goa Medical Council
Dr. Dhanesh T. Volvoikar
Gujarat Medical Council
Dr. Anil Kumar Jaydev Nayak
Haryana Medical Council
Dr. Pankaj Mutneja
Himachal Pradesh Medical Council
Dr. Vinod Kashyap
Jammu & Kashmir Medical Council
Dr. Vijay Gupta
Jharkhand Medical Council
Dr. A.K. Singh
Karnataka Medical Council
Dr. H. Veerbhadrappa
Kerala Medical Council
Dr. Rani Bhaskaran
Maharashtra Medical Council
Dr. Shiv Kumar Shankar Utture
Madhya Pradesh Medical Council
Dr. Nishant Warwade
Manipur Medical Council
Prof. Dr. Thongam Bhimo Singh
Mizoram Medical Council
Dr. John Zohmingthanga
Nagaland Medical Council
Dr. Sedevi Angami
Odisha Medical Council
Dr. Datteswar Hota
Punjab Medical Council
Dr. Girish Sahni
Rajasthan Medical Council
Dr. Deepak Sharma
Sikkim Medical Council
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Prasad
Tamil Nadu Medical Council
Dr. K. Senthil
Telangana Medical Council
Dr. E Ravindra Reddy
Tripura Medical Council
Dr. J K Dev Varma
Uttarakhand Medical Council
Dr. Ajay Kumar Khanna
Uttar Pradesh Medical Council
Dr. Urmila Singh
West Bengal Medical Council
Dr. Santanu Sen
As per section 4(4) of the NMC Act, 2019, 10 members from amongst the nominees of the States/UTs and 9 members from amongst the nominees of the State Medical Councils in the Medical Advisory Council are to be appointed as part-time members in the National Medical Commission on rotation basis for a period of two years.
As per section 17(5) of the NMC Act, 2019, one member in each Autonomous Board is to be appointed from the elected members of the SMC in the Medical Advisory Council.
For constitution of the Search Committee, one expert is to be nominated from amongst the nine part-time Members of the State Medical Councils in the Commission under section 5(1)(c) of the NMC Act, 2019.
The rules with regard to appointment of part-time member in the National Medical Commission, four members in the autonomous boards and one expert in the Search Committee prescribe that the part-time Members of the Commission to be appointed under clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (4) of section 4, one expert in Search Committee under section 5(1)(c) of the NMC Act, 2019 and fourth member in the Autonomous Boards under section 17(5) shall be selected by draw of lots from the nominees of States/UTs/SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council.
The following 10 members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the States / UTs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the National Medical Commission under section 4(4)(b) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:
1) Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
2) Prof. Rajendra Pandey, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal.
3)Dr. Himanshu A. Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
4)Prof (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
5) Dr Surender Kashyap, Vice Chancellor, Atal Medical and Research University, Himachal Pradesh.
6)Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
7)Dr. Rajababu Panwar, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
8)Dr. V. K Das, Director, Medical Education.
9)Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, Punjab.
10)Dr. O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.
The following members have been selected from amongst the nominees of the SMCs in the Medical Advisory Council as members of the Autonomous Boards under section 17(5) of the NMC Act, 2019 for a period of two years:
Under Graduate Medical Education Board:
Dr. J K Dev Varma from Tripura Medical Council
Post Graduate Medical Education Board:
Dr. Vijay Gupta- Jammu and Kashmir Medical Council
Medical Assessment and Rating Board:
Dr. Sedevi Angami from Nagaland Medical Council
Ethics and Medical Registration Board
Dr. Nishant Warwade from Madhya Pradesh Medical Council
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