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National Medical Commission Bill Includes ‘Problematic’ Provisions: Jairam Ramesh

Gurleen Kaur | Monday, January 1, 2018 1:06 PM IST

National Medical Commission Bill Includes ‘Problematic’ Provisions: Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi:  A bill that seeks to replace the apex medical education regulator, the Medical Council of India (MCI), with a new body, has 'many problematic'
 provisions, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said and demanded that the bill be referred to a parliamentary standing committee. The National Medical
Commission Bill 2017, which seeks to replace MCI with a new body, to ensure transparency, was introduced in the Lok Sabha recently. The senior Congress
 leader has demanded that the bill be referred to a standing committee for examination in letters to both Union Health Minister J P Nadda as well as to Vice
President M Venkaiah Naidu.Jairam Ramesh has urged the Centre not to 'hurry' with the important legislation while noting that waiting another three-four
 months will not be 'disastrous' and can improve the bill substantially.