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2) India has suffered from the problem of inappropriately trained doctors of varying quality since a very long time. Discuss in what way the newly passed National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 can address the issues associated with the regulating medical education and practice.(250 words)

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2) India has suffered from the problem of inappropriately trained doctors of varying quality since a very long time. Discuss in what way the newly passed National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 can address the issues associated with the regulating medical education and practice.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Recently, the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was passed by the parliament. The bill sets up the National Medical Commission (NMC) which will act as an umbrella regulatory body in the medical education system.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must evaluate the pros and cons of the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 and in what way it can address the current issues facing the medicine fraternity and their field.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly set the background of the question.

Body:

Explain the key features of the bill, discuss the merits and demerits of the provisions. The Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and provide for a medical education system which ensures: (i) availability of adequate and high-quality medical professionals, (ii) adoption of the latest medical research by medical professionals, (iii) periodic assessment of medical institutions, and (iv) an effective grievance redressal mechanism.

Explain what were the issues with MCI, in what way the new bill addresses the issues.

Conclusion:

Conclude with positive note and way forward.

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