A king may consider the advice of his councillors and the demands of his people but can do whatever he wants. It turns out, so can a group of ministers in a democracy. Everyone who presented their views to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health had one thing to say—the government’s mind is made up. And it looks like that it is in the favour of probably the most controversial legislation proposed by the Modi government—the National Medical Commision Bill.
Health is now Political
NITI Aayog wrote the National Medical Commission bill to get its way, and how
It’s perhaps the first time a think tank has drafted a legislation in India. Aiming to increase the supply of doctors, it riled the doctors most. But, it appears, NITI Aayog may finally have its way
With this, NITI Aayog became the first government-funded think tank to ever write a bill
The Parliamentary Committee is also determined to pass the bill as health's a focus for the government
The experts consulted by NITI Aayog say they never agreed to these proposals and that this bill is “NITI Aayog’s baby”
The bill would allow nearly 7,00,000 AYUSH doctors to take bridge course to prescribe allopathic medicines and favour the private medical education market