Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan presided over the proceedings of draw of lots for selection of part-time members of National Medical Commission, on Monday, in the presence of 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 Narendra Modi, 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.