Indian Medical Association the largest professional organization with 3.5 lakhs doctors as regular members and 2.2 lakh medical students has opposed Draft regulation for compulsory Rotating Internship 2021 published by National Medical Commission New Delhi (NMC).
IMA has fully opposed the inclusion of one-week exclusive elective posting which is contrary to the established norm, superfluous and an attempt to initiate myxopathy.
T IMA in a letter to NMC state that â€œthe objectives of the Internship are categorically said that “At the end of the internship period the medical graduates will possess all competence required of Indian Medical graduates” to function as (a) Clinician who understands and independently provide safe, preventive, promotive, curative, palliative and wholistic care with compassion and is confident of handling common acute emergencies. It clearly defines, the intern should practice what he has learned in his curriculum and provide the same care to people under supervisionâ€.
â€œHowever, the time distribution of the internship period says exclusive elective posting of 1 weeks in any one of the AYUSH medicine available in the Medial College to be given as a mandatory elective posting. IMA object to this provision of including the AYUSH system into the Modern Medical system for the following reasonsâ€ the letter reads.
â€œIt is not prudent for an intern trained in modern Medicine to partake and practice a system of medicine which he has not learned in under graduation with know-how and show how paradigms. And straightaway coming to do it in an internship is dangerous to the public and the systemâ€ IMA said.
â€œUniform stipend and working pattern for all interns across the country. The regulation demands uniform skill development and also envision uniform testing by NEXT exam. It also defines service rules for leaves, durations but deliberately leaves the stipend to the whims and fancies of private medical colleges and states. IMA demands there shall be a uniform scale of stipend and working conditions of the interns shall be formulated in the regulationsâ€ the letter reads.
IMA, have submitted observations with a firm request to you, to delete some section and do necessary corrections for the other comments placed.