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In a statement released late last week, the Postgraduate Medical Education Board (PMEB) of NMC has allowed this concession after many medical universities approached the apex authority with complaints of several teachers declining to be external examiners.(Pic for representational purpose only)

NMC tells medical colleges to allow virtual invigilation for practical exams

PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 11:44 AM IST
  • Days after the National Medical Commission (NMC) clarified that exams for undergraduate medical courses should continue without any delay, the authorities have allowed virtual invigilation by external coordinators for practical exams.
Fifteen dental colleges in Punjab, both private and government, have 1,140 BDS seats. Nine medical colleges of the state offer 1,385 MBBS seats.(HT file photo)
Fifteen dental colleges in Punjab, both private and government, have 1,140 BDS seats. Nine medical colleges of the state offer 1,385 MBBS seats.(HT file photo)

BFUHS extends admission date for MBBS, BDS courses to January 15

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The stray vacancy round, which was scheduled to be held on December 31, was also postponed by the university.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.(HT file)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.(HT file)

Jharkhand CM urges Centre to allow admission in 3 new medical colleges

Ranchi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The National Medical Commission (NMC) has asked the authorities of the medical colleges in Hazaribagh, Palamu and Dumka, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, not to admit students in the 2020-21 session as the infrastructure was inadequate in those institutes.
The IMA-Bihar has praised Singh for the bold step he has taken to decry the recent guidelines to allow Ayurvedic practitioners to perform certain surgeries.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The IMA-Bihar has praised Singh for the bold step he has taken to decry the recent guidelines to allow Ayurvedic practitioners to perform certain surgeries.(GETTY IMAGES.)

NMC member writes to chief, criticises nod to Ayurveda doctors to perform surgeries

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 08:29 AM IST
In his letter dated November 28, released to the media on Monday by the Bihar chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr Singh urged Dr Sharma to “consider the gravity of the matter and rectify the above decision”.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

National Medical Commission operational from today as top regulator of medical education, MCI dissolved

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:47 PM IST
The National Medical Commission (NMC), in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country’s apex regulator of medical education and profession has come into existence from Friday.
Doctors during a protest against the introduction of National Medical Commission (NMC) bill in Rajya Sabha, at All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital, in New Delhi in August, 2019.(Amal KS/HT Archive)
Doctors during a protest against the introduction of National Medical Commission (NMC) bill in Rajya Sabha, at All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital, in New Delhi in August, 2019.(Amal KS/HT Archive)

NMC to function as top medical education regulator operational from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:11 AM IST
The setting up of National Medical Commission was a government move to bring reforms in the medical education sector
The National Medical Commission will regulate fees and all other charges for 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. (Representational image)(HT)
The National Medical Commission will regulate fees and all other charges for 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities. (Representational image)(HT)

Process of setting up National Medical Commission likely to be over in Feb

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The NMC Act, which seeks to usher in mega reforms in the medical education sector, received the assent of the president on August 8 and was published the same day.
A seven-member team headed by the cabinet secretary will select the chairman of the National Medical Commission (NMC).
A seven-member team headed by the cabinet secretary will select the chairman of the National Medical Commission (NMC).

Cabinet secy-led team to select NMC chief from 300 applicants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:41 AM IST
The last date for receiving applications is October 18.
The authority officials said that the GIP management has not paid water and sewer charges since its inception in 2007.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The authority officials said that the GIP management has not paid water and sewer charges since its inception in 2007.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Water, sewer connections of two Noida malls, including GIP, cut over non-payment of dues

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 11:48 AM IST
The water and sewer department team reached GIP Mall at 12pm and disconnected the water supply and sewer connection. Spread across around 150 acres, GIP is one of the city’s biggest shopping malls.
The NMC Bill has reignited debates about on qualifications of CHPs(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The NMC Bill has reignited debates about on qualifications of CHPs(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Why we need community health providers

By Srinath Reddy
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 12:54 PM IST
They fill the vast gaps of access and quality. There’s a way to reconcile the views of the government and doctors
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan said resident doctors were misguided and some even went on strike. After he explained to them that the rules were yet to be drafted, they saw reason.(SONU MEHTA/ HT PHOTO.)
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan said resident doctors were misguided and some even went on strike. After he explained to them that the rules were yet to be drafted, they saw reason.(SONU MEHTA/ HT PHOTO.)

India to get National Medical Commission within six months: Harsh Vardhan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 08:41 PM IST
The Union health ministry will soon notify the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act 2019 that received the President of India’s assent after Parliament cleared it on Monday, August 5.
The NMC will bring in changes in the way medical colleges are assessed(HT File)
The NMC will bring in changes in the way medical colleges are assessed(HT File)

Will NMC bring transparency in the medical education system?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neetu Chandra Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:59 AM IST
The Bill attempts to set up a regulatory body with a clean image in place of the MCI marred by corruption.
Medical students shout slogans during a protest against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which they say will result in deterioration of medical studies and services, New Delhi, August 1, 2019.(REUTERS)
Medical students shout slogans during a protest against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which they say will result in deterioration of medical studies and services, New Delhi, August 1, 2019.(REUTERS)

NMC Bill: Address the concerns of the doctors

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Ensure colleges produce skilled doctors, and monitor community health providers.
Medical students shout slogans during a protest against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which they say will result in deterioration of medical studies and services, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Medical students shout slogans during a protest against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which they say will result in deterioration of medical studies and services, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

PGI doctors call off strike, to resume duties today

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 08:52 AM IST
The healthcare services at the hospital were hit on Saturday after doctors went on strike, demanding amendments in the recently passed National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill.
Resident doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) called off their strike with immediate effect on Sunday following a meeting with the Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(Hindustan Times)
Resident doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) called off their strike with immediate effect on Sunday following a meeting with the Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(Hindustan Times)

AIIMS doctors call off strike after meeting with Union health minister

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 08:52 AM IST
The health minister assured the protesting doctors that all their apprehensions about the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019, be it related to the National Exit Test (NEXT) or training of staff to practice medicine at the mid-level as community health providers will be addressed while drafting the regulations.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan(Hindustan Times file photo)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan(Hindustan Times file photo)

Resident doctors call strike after meeting Union health minister Harsh Vardhan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 06:12 PM IST
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan met representatives of the resident doctors’ association from country’s premier medical institutes and urged them to call off their strike.
Doctors holding placards shout slogans against National Medical Commission at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Doctors holding placards shout slogans against National Medical Commission at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Govt doctors in Delhi refuse to budge against NMC, strike enters third day

PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Doctors at Delhi government hospitals resumed emergency duties Friday evening but have not indicated whether they will call of their strike against the National Medical Commission which entered the thirds day on Saturday.
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)

Striking doctors reach out to patients for support

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:43 PM IST
A doctor being beaten up was Ramesh Kumar’s— who had come to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for the treatment of his 2-year-old daughter suffering from high fever—guess too.
The NMC bill has been called a visionary reform by supporters and an assault on the medical profession by critics, almost all of whom are doctors and students of medicine.(HT FILE)
The NMC bill has been called a visionary reform by supporters and an assault on the medical profession by critics, almost all of whom are doctors and students of medicine.(HT FILE)

Bill to regulate medical education gets RS nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 05:21 AM IST
After tweaks, the bill, which seeks to replace the Medical Council of India with a new body, will be back in the Lok Sabha.
At least 50,000 people are treated in the out-patient department (OPD) clinics of government hospitals, and roughly 40% of them are patients from outside of Delhi where they lack access to adequate medical services.(HT FILE Photo)
At least 50,000 people are treated in the out-patient department (OPD) clinics of government hospitals, and roughly 40% of them are patients from outside of Delhi where they lack access to adequate medical services.(HT FILE Photo)

More doctors set to join stir today, OPDs to be affected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Unions said doctors will not carry out work in any department, unlike in most such agitations when those attending to critical care services continue working. The strike may be extended beyond Thursday, they warned.
Patients outside a department at AIIMS as resident and junior doctors are on strike protesting against National Medical Commission (NMC) bill, Thursday August 1, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Patients outside a department at AIIMS as resident and junior doctors are on strike protesting against National Medical Commission (NMC) bill, Thursday August 1, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Services in Delhi government hospitals affected as 20,000 striking doctors protest NMC bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Several government hospitals, including AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, had to scale back on their routine clinics and cancel scheduled surgeries on Thursday with nearly 20,000 resident doctors and students striking work.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Government clears the NMC Bill in a bid to revamp the medical education system

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neetu Chandra Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:49 AM IST
The common final year MBBS exam will now be known as National Exit Test (NEXT) to start medical practice, seek admissions to post-graduate medical courses and as a screening test for foreign medical graduates.
The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has announced water cut till August.(HT Photo/ Representational Image)
The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has announced water cut till August.(HT Photo/ Representational Image)

Nagpur extends cut on drinking water supply till August

Hindustan times, Nagpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 04:57 PM IST
Leader of the ruling party in Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Sandip Joshi said the city has had deficit rainfall till July 15 and there is no forecast of rain till the first week of August.
Doctors under the aegis of Indian Medical Association took out a rally in Kota on Saturday against central government’s National Medical Commission Bill 2017.(HT PHOTO)
Doctors under the aegis of Indian Medical Association took out a rally in Kota on Saturday against central government’s National Medical Commission Bill 2017.(HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - March 26, 2018:Pedestrian cover themselves from rising temperature at CSMT in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 26, 2018. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - March 26, 2018:Pedestrian cover themselves from rising temperature at CSMT in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 26, 2018. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra issues heatwave advisory to all districts

Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 03:03 PM IST
All collectors have been asked to implement precautionary measures
Collector or circle rate is the minimum price at which a property is registered with the revenue department when being transferred and the stamp duty levied on such properties is a major revenue earner for the government.(HT FILE)
Collector or circle rate is the minimum price at which a property is registered with the revenue department when being transferred and the stamp duty levied on such properties is a major revenue earner for the government.(HT FILE)

Gurugram: Circle rates raised by 15-20%, to come into effect from today

Hindustan Times | By Dhananjay Jha, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 11:32 PM IST
With the significant revision in collector rates, property registration in Gurugram will get costlier
Medical students of nine colleges in Haryana and doctors took part in the protest at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Monday.(HT Photo)
Medical students of nine colleges in Haryana and doctors took part in the protest at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Monday.(HT Photo)

Gurgaon doctors, medical students strike over NMC Bill

Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurgaon
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2018 10:06 PM IST
he protest was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and was held for two hours from 12pm to 2pm at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi
The NMC Bill had been referred to the parliamentary standing committee on health by Union health minister JP Nadda on January 2 after certain clauses triggered anger.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The NMC Bill had been referred to the parliamentary standing committee on health by Union health minister JP Nadda on January 2 after certain clauses triggered anger.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bridge course off, exit test stays in NMC bill

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Among other things, the Cabinet also approved fee regulation for 50% seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities.
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