The Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS
has invited Health Minister J P Nadda
for an open debate on the proposed National Medical Commission Bill, 2017
, which seeks to replace the existing medical education regulator with a new body.
In the letter to Nadda RDA President Harjit Singh
said that the bill is anti-people, anti-poor and puts medical education into the hands of rich and powerful. The letter further read: "Issues like nomination of majority of members of NMC by bureaucrats and politicians, full control of corporate sector to decide fees of more than 60 percent of seats, National Licentiate Exam (NLE), no provision of grievances redressal for students, among others -- the issues are serious enough to destroy the future of medical education in this country.
The Bill was presented in the Lok Sabha on December 29, 2017.