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MCI dissolved, National Medical Commission comes into existence From Friday

The National Medical Commission (NMC), in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country’s apex regulator of medical education and profession has come into existence from Friday. Former head of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ENT department here, Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma has been appointed as chairman for a period of three years with effect from Friday, while Rakesh Kumar Vats, who was Secretary General in the Board of Governors of the MCI, is the secretary of the commission. The NMC comprises a chairman, 10 ex-officio members and 22 part-time members. The Commission’s journey began in 2016 when NITI Aayog presented the first draft.

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