Two key health Bills
he National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill (NNMC)
the National Dental Commission Bill
aimed at repealing the Dentists Act, 1948, and the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947,
will enhance transparency and quality in the fields of nursing, midwifery, and dentistry.
National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2023
seeks to provide for regulation and maintenance of standards of education and services by nursing and midwifery professionals, assessment of institutions, maintenance of national and State registers and creation of a system to improve access, research and development along with the adoption of the latest scientific advancement in the nursing and midwifery profession
According to the Indian Nursing Council records, till 2022, there were around 33.41 lakh nursing personnel registered in the country
to set up the National Nursing and Midwifery Commission (NNMC), which will replace the existing Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947, to reform nursing and midwifery education and profession in India.
National Dental Commission Bill, 2023,
eeks to regulate the profession of dentistry, provide quality and affordable dental education, and make accessible high-quality oral healthcare and related matters to bring on par with global standards
According to government data, the country has 2.89 lakh registered dentists.
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