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Doctors protest against bill to dissolve the Medical Council of India

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 22 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6259
  1. Priyanka Pulla
  1. Bangalore

Around 270 000 doctors across India took to the streets on 16 November to protest against the newly proposed National Medical Commission bill which seeks to dissolve the Medical Council of India (MCI) and replace it with a body of 20 members who would be nominated by the government.1

K K Aggarwal, the president elect of the Indian Medical Association, told The BMJ that the association was strongly opposed to the idea of a regulatory body with no elected members, and with members from fields other than medicine.2

In March this year a parliamentary …

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