Q. With reference to the National Medical Commission (NMC), consider the following statements:
1.It was established to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI).
2.It regulates medical education and practice to ensure quality standards.
3.The NMC emphasizes the importance of prioritizing specialization over general practice.
4.Conducting disciplinary proceedings against doctors for misconduct is one of the functions of the NMC.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1, 2 and 3 only

[B] 2, 3 and 4 only

[C] 1, 2 and 4 only

[D] 1 and 3 only

Answer: C

Explanation –

Statements 1, 2 and 4 are correct. The NMC was established to replace the MCI as part of an effort to reform the regulatory framework governing medical education and practice in India​. One of the primary functions of the NMC is to regulate medical education and practice to ensure that quality standards are maintained. This includes setting and enforcing standards for medical institutions and practitioners​. The NMC is responsible for conducting disciplinary proceedings against medical practitioners for professional misconduct through its Ethics and Medical Registration Board​.

Statement 3 is incorrect. The NMC focuses on improving overall medical education and practice standards but does not explicitly prioritize specialization.

Source: AIR