Medical Council of India is a statutory body. Initially, it was set up in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933. The Council was later reconstituted under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 that supplanted the before Act. It establishes the uniform and high standards of medical education in India. It also registers doctors to practice in India, in order to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. The registration of doctors and their qualifications is usually done by state medical councils. Recently the NITI Aayog has suggested the substitution of Medical Council of India (MCI) with the National Medical Commission (NMC).
Question for the Day on the Topic
Consider the following statements:
1. Medical Council of India is a statutory body.
2. It grants registration to medical practitioners and monitors medical practice in India.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2