Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission

Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission
Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission/NMC
Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission
Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission/NMC

Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission

Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission

Dr BN Gangadhar appointed chairperson of National Medical Commission

New Delhi [India], July 3 (ANI): The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed various individuals to posts of the National Medical Commission (NMC) and the Autonomous Boards.According to an official press release by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dr BN Gangadhar, president of the Medical Assessment and Rating Board, has been appointed as the chairperson of the National Medical Commission [in terms of Section 4 of the NMC Act, 2019].

The appointments are for a period of 4 years, until the appointee attains the age of 70 years, or until further orders, whichever is earliest. Dr. Sanjay Behari, Director of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, has been appointed as the President of the Medical Assessment and Rating Board [in terms of Section 17(2) of the NMC Act, 2019].

The press release further informed about the appointment of Dr. Anil D’Cruz, Director (Oncology) of Apollo Hospital, Mumbai, as a whole-time member of the Post-Graduate Medical Education Board [in terms of Section 17(2) of the NMC Act, 2019].

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has also appointed Dr. Rajendra Achyut Badwe, Professor Emeritus at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, as a part-time member of the Under-Graduate Medical Education Board for a period of 2 years, until he attains the age of 70 years, or until further orders, whichever is earliest, the release said. The NMC was constituted by an act of Parliament known as the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 which came into force on September 25, 2020. (ANI)

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