Everything you need to know about Nepal Medical Council (NMC)
Nepal Medical Council (NMC) is a government-regulated council that looks after the public health of Nepal and maintains the standards of medical education in the country. If records are to believe, NMC was established under the Nepal Medical Council act in the year 1964.
And it was in the early 2000s that the government started prioritizing it and its functioning
It is one of those lawful authorities of Nepal that are related to medical studies and healthcare. Others are-
- 1. Nepal Health Research Council
- 2. Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council
- 3. Nepal Nursing Council
- 4. Nepal Health Professional Council
- 5. Nepal Pharmacy Council
What is the role of the Nepal Medical Council (NMC)
Nepal Medical Council is responsible for maintaining the medical education standard of the country. Other roles of NMC are as follows-
- • Taking care of the registration process of qualified doctors and permit them license to practice modern medicine.
- • Giving recognition to dental or medical colleges in Nepal stands in line with the criteria standards set by the government. They also allow them to enroll students and formulate academic sessions.
- • Students who have the minimum educational qualification and wish to complete their medical courses from abroad also need to get a clearance from NMC.
- • Taking legal actions against colleges, universities, or doctors involved in counterfeit cases or violation of rules and regulations.
- • It is also responsible for conducting examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
- • NMC also brings an increase in the professional development of medical practitioners.
History of the Nepal Medical Council
It was during the first conference of the Nepal Medical Association in the year 1963 that the initiation idea took place to establish the Nepal Medical Council. The establishment proposal of NMC was given to the then His Majesty of Nepal. And on 16th Falgun, 1964 the establishment of the NMC was fulfilled.
Even after the legal establishment, the NMC was non-functioning as no laws, rules, and regulations were set to operate it. And it was On 13th September 1965, a notification was published in the Nepal Gazette (Department of Printing, Nepal) that included 13 different clauses enforced by His Majesty. They later enforced the rest of the clauses on 9th June 1967.
Then His Majesty approved the “NMC-Rules” on 1st January 1968 and the NMC started regular functioning.
You can follow the below link of the official site of NMC for further insights into the history of NMC-
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