NMC Bill shouldn’t make bridge course for AYUSH practitioners mandatory: panel

The NMC Bill 2017 also seeks a National Licentiate Examination (NLE), a common licentiate examination for medical graduates for enrolment into Medical Register(s). Photo: Mint New Delhi: The parliamentary panel reviewing the controversial National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 has considered the contentions made by the medical fraternity, it said in its report released on Tuesday. The Bill proposes a provision for specific bridge courses that may be introduced for the practitioners of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) to enable them to prescribe modern medicines at some level to cope…

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Railway Panel Mulling Increased Fare For Lower Berths, Festive Travel

Railway passengers could be paying extra for seats of their choice. NEW DELHI: Railway passengers could be shelling out more for choosing lower berths and travels during festive seasons, if the recommendations of a fare review committee are approved by the Railway Board. The panel constituted to review the flexi-fare system in premium trains has recommended that the transport behemoth adopt the dynamic pricing model followed by airlines and hotels, sources said. Like flyers pay more for front-row seats, railway passengers too could be paying extra for seats of their…

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