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Government mandates unique ID mandatory for all doctors.

New Delhi :  The NMC issued new notification “Regulation of Medical Practitioners and Licence to Practise Medicine Regulations, 2023,” which stated that in order to practise medicine in the nation all doctors will need to get a unique identity number (UID). The Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB) of the NMC would create a special ID, give practitioner registration and determine if a person is qualified to practise medicine in India. The Ethics Board will maintain a common national medical registration (NMR) for all of the country’s registered medical practitioners.

Anyone can access the NMR by visiting the NMC’s official website at www.nmc.org.in. The NMR will include information like the registration number, name, father’s name, date of registration, place of employment (hospital or institution), medical degree including any additional medical degrees, specialty, year of passing, university, and name of the institution(s)/university(s) from which the degree was obtained. The health professionals are required to apply for unique ID at the State Medical Council. Three months before the license’s validity expires, a request for renewal of the licence must be submitted. 

The doctors have to apply before the State Medical Council for obtaining the special ID or for renewal of the ID. If the State Medical Council rejects the application of the doctor for a licence to practise or a licence renewal, the doctor may appeal before the decision of State Council  with the EMRB within 30 days of receiving the decision of the State Council. If the first appeal is denied by the EMRB within 60 days of receiving notification of it from the EMRB, the practitioner may also file a second appeal with the NMC.