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MCI to introduce Unique Permanent Registration Number

In a communication letter from Medical Council of India to Dr. K K Aggarwal of Indian Medical Association dated 28th September 2017, MCI seeks help of IMA to implement Unique Permanent registration number (UPRN) a new format of IMR with digital and central nature. With the implementation of UPRN every registered doctor needs to register on the Doctors login of MCI website and apply for new UPRN online and upload documents.
MCI also proposed to Aadhar Link the UPRN and then a system generated UPRN will be generated after uploading the documents. State medical councils will physically verify the documents the date and time of State medical council appointment can be taken from the MCI website. Upon physical verification, the UPRN will become permanent. With this step, the State medical council will lose the powers of registration at the state level and doctors will not have to face the problem of multiple registration numbers.

NEET PG 2018 - Regarding

Attention candidates  for  NEET-PG  2018
Dated:  27th  September  2017

1.  NEET-PG  2018  shall  be  conducted  by  NBE  on  computer  based  platform.
2.  The  examination  will  be  conducted  on  a  single  day  in  single  session  i.e.  all  candidates  will be  taking  the  same  question  paper.
3.  There  shall  not  be  any  equating  or  scaling  of  the  marks  obtained  by  the  candidate.
4.  The  scheme  of  award  of  marks  will  be  as  follows:

S.No.                                          Response Marks
i.    Correct  Response             4  marks
ii.   Incorrect  Response          (-1)  marks
iii.  Unattempted  Question     Zero mark

5.  The  Information  Bulletin  for  NEET-PG  2018  will  be  uploaded  on  NBE  website  in  due  course.

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In  compliance of  the  judgement  of  the  Hon’ble  High  C Ernakulam  in  W.P.  (C)  No.  27789  of  2017,  it  has  been ourt  Kerala  at decided competent  authority by  the to  put  the  Super  Specialty  counselling  on  hold. Hence  the  online  NEET  Super  Speciality counselling has  been  stayed  till  further  order. All  the  c andidates  are  advised  to  be  keep2017 (Round  2) in  touch  with  the  website (  for  further  necessary  updation. This issues  with  the  prior  approval  of  the  competent  authority.

Notice  post ed  on  08.09 .2017

TOI: No operations in nursing homes without ICU: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has said nursing homes without an intensive care unit facility can't carry out surgeries on a patient as absence of an ICU posed danger to the patient's life. A bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit gave the ruling on a petition filed by Bijoy Kumar Sinha who lost his wife due to alleged medical negligence of Dr Biswanath Das who conducted a hysterectomy surgery at Kolkata's Ashutosh Nursing Home in Kolkata. The nursing home did not have an ICU facility. Read more》》

NEET-PG: Requirement of Aadhaar number for NEET-PG and NEET-MDS 2018

National  Board  of  Examinations New Delhi

Subject:  Requirement  of  Aadhaar  number  for  NEET-PG  and  NEET-MDS  2018

Kind  Attn:  All  Applicant  candidates  for  NEET-PG  and  NEET-MDS  2018
Dated:  31/08/2017

1)  National  Eligibility-cum-Entrance  Test-PG  (NEET-PG)  2018  &  National  Eligibility-cum-Entrance  TestMDS  (NEET-MDS)  2018  shall  be  conducted  by  National  Board  of  Examination. 
2)  As  a  measure  to  enhance  security  of  examinations,  NBE  has  decided  to  collect  Aadhaar Number  from  all  applicant  candidates  in  NEET-PG  2018  &  NEET-MDS  2018  and  hereby notifies  the  following:
a)  Candidates,  who  are  in  possession  of  Aadhaar,  shall  provide  Aadhaar  number  during online  registration  for  NEET-PG  2018  &  NEET-MDS  2018  for  the  purpose  of  his/her identity  and  authentication  thereof.  
b)  Candidates,  who  have  not  yet  enrolled  for  Aadhaar,  are  hereby  required  to  apply  for Aadhaar  enrolment  in  case  he/she  is  entitled  to  obtain  Aadhaar  as  per  Aadhaar  Act. Such  applicant  may  visit  any  Aadhaar  enrolment  centre  (list  available  at  to  get  enrolled  for  Aadhaar.  
c)  Candidates  who  have  enrolled  for  Aadhaar  but  have  not  received  Aadhaar  should  enter his  /her  14  digits  Aadhaar  Enrolment  ID  (including  slash)  printed  on  the  Aadhaar enrolment  slip  at  the  time  of  online  registration  for  NEET-PG  2018  &  NEET-MDS  2018.
3)  The  above  provisions  shall  be  applicable  for  all  candidates  except  for  candidates  who  are domicile  of  J&K,  Assam  &  Meghalaya.  However,  candidates  with  domicile  from  the  states  of J&K,  Assam  &  Meghalaya  are  required  to  provide  their  Aadhaar  if  they  had  been  issued Aadhaar  card.
4)  The  candidates  who  are  domicile  of  the  states  of  J&K,  Assam  &  Meghalaya  (if  not  having Aadhaar  Card)  need  to  enter  the  Passport  Number/PAN  Number/Driving  Licence/Voter  ID

UPSC : Combined Medical Services (written) Examination 2017 Result Declared


The Union Public Service Commission has released the list of candidates who have qualified for Interview/Personality Test for Combined Medical Services Examination 2017.

On the basis of the result of the written part of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2017 held by the UPSC on August 13, 2017, the candidates who have qualified for Interview/Personality Test can be downloaded from the website..

The exact date of interview will, however, be intimated to the candidates through e-Summon Letter. Interview Schedule will also be made available on the Commission's website. The candidates are requested to visit the Commission’s website for updates in this regard.

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Organ donation: Step-parents, step-siblings to be defined as ‘near relative’

KOLKATA: In a welcome move for those awaiting organ donation, the Union government plans to include step-parents, step-siblings and extended family in the list of "near relatives" eligible to act as donors.
Currently, the definition of a near relative is quite specific: a person's parents, children, spouse or siblings. In 2011, the law was amended to include grandparents and grandchildren. But has not led to any significant increase in the availability of living donors, the government observed.
But despite this recent expansion in the definition of near relative, the health ministry had been receiving a number of grievances, of which majority are requests for organs due to non-availability of viable donors or blood group mismatch with the near relative.
Therefore, the health ministry has put forward a draft amendment which proposes to bring step-parents, step-siblings and extended family under the ambit of the Human Organs and Tissues Transplantation Act 1994. The minstry has already posted a circular on its website and sought comments from the public till September 25 on the same.
Health ministry officials consider this initiative to be a game changer, as they believe it will help authorities crack down on the black market of organ selling.
Additional Health Director of West Bengal Aditikishor Sarcar said, "This is a good initiative by the centre. We will raise our concerns."

Health Ministry Directs MCI To Establish MD-DNB Equivalence

Taking cognisance of the issue of equivalence of the MD- DNB degrees for the purpose of medical academia, the Health ministry has now directed the MCI to amend its TEQ regulations, deleting 3-year junior residency and specifically mentioning DNB along with MD/MS in the academic qualifications for various faculty posts.

MCI with its amendment of Teachers Eligibility qualifications (TEQ) regulations had spelt major difficulties for candidates who pass out their DNBs from institutes that are not MCI recognised. With the said amendment, a DNB degree holder from a non-MCI recognised institute would require 3 years of junior residency and 2 years of Senior residency, to be eligible for a teaching post of assistant professor, implying a clear 5 years of additional service if they dream to have a career in Medical Academia.

This was followed by hordes of DNB candidates, furiously writing to the health ministry, NBE, as well as others, concerned seeking relief in the matter. The move caused the NBE officials rush to the health ministry as well as PMO in order to seek relief.

Now, a clarification has been issued by Health Ministry. Defining its stand on the amendments, the Health ministry informed that it has asked the MCI to remove the three year JR requirement and also deal with the issue of DNB- MD equivalence.

The matter is being pursued by with MCI and a decision will be taken on receipt of their recommendation.

NEET-SS 2017: Notice for Reporting at the Allotted Medical College against seat allotted

Notice for Reporting at the Allotted Medical College against seat allotted in Round-1

1.In view of theshort time for Reporting atthe Allotted Medical College against seat allotted in Round-1A,it hasbeen decided by the competent authority that candidates may directly report to the allotted Institutes/ colleges along with admission letter of previously allotted colleges(Result-1B).
Candidatesmayjoin byproviding undertaking that they will submit original documents within 10 days or before the start of 2ndRound of counselling, whichever is earlier.

2.Candidates who have been allottedthe same college inboth the Results (1A &1B), theyare advised toreport to the allotted Institutes/ colleges for admission.
3.Session of Super Specialtycourse for the academic year 2017-18; will startfrom 1st Sept 2017.

This Issues with approval of competent authorities.
Result 1A:Dated 17thAugust 2017 (With AndhraPradesh & TelanganaStudents)
Result 1B: Dated 18thAugust 2017 (WithoutAndhraPradesh & TelanganaStudents)