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Indian medical council should be scrapped, says parliamentary committee

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1610 (Published 21 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1610
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

An Indian parliamentary panel has urged the government to dismantle the Medical Council of India, saying that the organisation had consistently failed to regulate medical education and practice.

In a report, the parliamentary standing committee on health said that the regulatory body could no longer be entrusted with its responsibilities in view of its “massive failures.”1

The committee said that the council had failed to tackle gaps in medical education that left many doctors poorly equipped to manage even common illnesses. The panel also said that the council had not checked corruption during approvals …

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