Tightening its reins over medical practitioners, the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Tuesday asked doctors to register with the state councils wherever they are practising.
"All medical graduates and postgraduates must register with the state medical councils wherever they are practising. If the state does not have a council, they must register with the Medical Council of India," MCI board of governors' chief SK Sarin said.
The MCI chief said a unanimous decision on this was taken in a meeting of the state medical councils and MCI last week.
"There are 24 active state medical councils. Though they are not under MCI, we are working in consultation with everyone," he said.
The MCI chief said that the meeting with the state councils also saw unanimity on the proposal of an anti-quackery bill.