Shimla : Ministry of Health and Welfare of Government of India has asked the states and Union Territories to allow reopening of Medical Colleges on or before 1st December. Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of GoI Rajesh Bhushan in a letter written to the Chief Secretaries of the states and Administrators of the Union Territories has sent the communication regarding this. In letter MoH & FW, GoI has stated, this is regarding the re-opening of Medical Colleges in the States and UTs.
In this context, I would like to bring to your notice the advice of the National Medical Commission (NMC) tendered vide their letter on November 12, that has suggested that in the best interest of medical education, and from the point of view of standardization , it is desirable that the medical colleges open at the same time across the country. After considering all the relevant factors, the NMC has recommended that the colleges may re-open on or before 1st December. The NMC has also given a suggestive schedule of training for different classes.