Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
10th August 2019

With NMC taking over it may be time to revise MCI Code of Ethics (Part 1)

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

The President has given his assent to the NMC Bill and with this the stage is set for formation of a National Medical Commission (NMC) to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI).

With NMC now taking over, it may be time to revise the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations.

Here are American Medical Association Principles of Medical Ethics (1957) .

These principles are intended to aid physicians individually and collectively in maintaining a high level of ethical conduct. They are not laws but standards by which a physician may determine the propriety of his conduct in his relationship with patients, with colleagues, with members of allied professions, and with the public....read more

FAQs on National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019 (Part 3)
NMC to ensure due weightage to theoretical and clinical skill sets

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

"Clause 15: NEXT Exam

Medical Education (ME) is a specialized area with high focus on technical skill sets. A common final year undergraduate examination (NEXT) with common standards of knowledge and skills for Doctors on a Nation-wide basis.

An enabling provision has been made to ensure common standards. Regulations for operationalizing the NEXT would be made in due course keeping in mind importance of both theoretical as well as clinical skill sets required at the level of UG...read more

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Practice Updates

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Eat healthier, and you'll help save the planet

A climate change report published Thursday by United Nations scientists says that eating less meat and reducing food waste could slash global emissions and benefit our health and the environment. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which published the report, says that humans affect about 70% of ice-free land on Earth, and the panel previously concluded that changing our diets could contribute 20% of the effort needed to keep global temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.... read more

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Guideline Addresses Role of Phototherapy in Psoriasis

Phototherapy for psoriasis remains a reasonable and effective treatment option for patients who attain inadequate disease control with topical therapy, who want to avoid systemic medications, or who want an adjunct to failing therapy, according to a new clinical guideline. Published jointly by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), the guideline covers information about safety, efficacy,.. read more

Higher Mortality with Off-Pump CABG in Left Main Disease

Patients with left main disease who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) had an almost twofold risk for death at 3 years compared with those who had on-pump surgery, a post hoc analysis of the EXCEL trial shows. At 3 years, and after adjustment for baseline differences, all-cause mortality was seen in 8.8% of those who underwent off-pump CABG,... read more

Medical Voice

Disability rights now to be part of MBBC curriculum

New Delhi: For the first time in India, disability rights will be part of the MBBS curriculum. When medical colleges commence their new academic session, they will offer a one-month foundation course on disability to be completed by August 31, as reported in the Times of India. The Court of State Commissioner for Persons with Disability directed the inclusion of components of disability rights legislations in the curriculum of medical courses, and Medical Council of India (MCI) has released details of the foundation course involving seven hours of disability competencies to be conducted throughout the country. ... read more

IDEJ Update

Indian Diabetes Educator Journal (IDEJ), 1st of its kind in India aims to keep the members of diabetes care team abreast with concepts of DSME (Diabetes self-management education) and DSMS (Diabetes self-management support). IDEJ has set a new benchmark in educating the diabetes educators about evolving the concept of DSME- reaching to more than 25000 through Digital and Print Medium..... read more

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