The National Commission for Human Resources in Health
(NCHRH) and the National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER)
have devised a broad agreement to develop a mechanism to link the two
regulatory bodies. The final details regarding the proposed linkage mechanism
will be worked out during the next meeting of the health ministry's expert
group and the HRD ministry which is scheduled to be held on 15th February
2011. If everything goes well then both the bills would be finalized for an introduction
during the budget session of the Parliament. Â
The NCHER had made a demand that medical education and the
sanctioning for medical colleges should be brought under this ministry. However
the health ministry did not agree to this on grounds that medical education was
linked to the provision of health services. Therefore the Prime Minister's
Office (PMO) stepped in to find some solution.
Therefore after the meeting held on last Friday it
was decided to synchronize these two regulatory bodies.