Saturday, 20 August 2016

Medical Council of India launches Digital Mission Mode Project

Medical Council of India launches Digital Mission Mode Project

                   The Medical Council of India today launched the Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP).  The DMMP is an ambitious outreach by MCI aimed at creating a digital network facilitating data exchange across all medical colleges in the country and converting the Indian Medical Register in the digital mode. The DMMP solution shall enable online submission of applications for opening of new medical colleges or seat enhancement; creating a national data base of faculty in medical colleges which shall be linked with their Aadhar Card and have bio-metric verification.  Every faculty will be issued a RFID enabled identity card and the attendance, salary and work status of the faculty shall be submitted to the MCI on a real time basis by all medical colleges, besides other data and information required for regulatory compliance.

          The applicant medical college can also track the application processing status through this online application.  The existing records of MCI shall be completely digitalized and the Indian Medical Register shall be made a live Register.  The above referred solution shall be backed by a Robust Call Centre Support and “Samadhan” the Grievance Management System of MCI.

          Speaking on the inaugural ceremony which was attended by representatives of all State Medical Councils, various medical colleges and representatives of Central Vigilance Commission, Prof. Jayshree Mehta, President, Medical Council of India stated that the DMMP Project is a step towards achieving the Digital India project of the Hon’ble Prime Minister and this project further enhance the transparency and efficiency in the functioning of MCI.  President, MCI further stated that the long standing demand of the medical profession, civil society and Govt. of India about having a real time medical register shall be accomplished through this project in the next 6 months.  The status of  medical practitioners of the country shall be updated and the same could be tracked electronically, their current status especially about their Good Standing or any proceedings under the ethics regulations shall be available for view by general public in the online DMMP application at all times.  She further stated that this project shall take the medical profession closure to the Society at large and enhance the outreach of MCI with all its stakeholders.

          Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chairman, Administration & Grievance Committee, MCI highlighted that this project was envisaged in the year 2009 and it has taken years of sustained efforts by members of the Administration Committee taking inputs from State Medical Councils, various medical colleges, eminent IT Professionals and this project shall bring the functioning of MCI to the best of Global standards comparable to any other country in the developed World. Dr. Ajay Kumar dedicated this project to the country.

          Dr. Reena Nayyar, Secretary I/c, MCI stated that the electronic RFID registration card shall also be issued to all registered medical practitioners in the country by MCI and this shall enable the registered medical practitioners to have a documented proof of their registration at all times and facilitate working of medical practitioners across all the country – ‘One Country One Registration’.  Further, the availability of information on real time basis regarding pendency of penal proceedings against the medical practitioners on the Website shall be available which shall further enhance the strict enforcement of ethical code of conduct.  Dr. Reena Nayyar,  further stated that the submission of documents for various processes such as registration of Additional Qualification or Certificate of Good Standing shall be made online and there shall be no need of physical submission of documents to MCI office.  The processing of cases of Ethics Committee shall also be greatly facilitated through the DMMP Project. 

          The Project has been budgeted through internal resources of MCI on a budgetary allocation of 45 crores and implemented through open transparent bidding process M/s Bodhtree and M/s Techinfy are implementing this project under the monitoring of the Management Committee of MCI.  This project is a first of its kind to be implemented by a regulatory agency in the field of professional regulation and higher education.  The inaugural ceremony for the project was followed by a workshop for sensitizing of the State Medical Councils and key officers associated with the project.  Various members of the MCI, National Board of Examinations and medical colleges also attended the ceremony which was hosted at the head office of MCI at Dwarka, New Delhi.

          For any further query please contact Dr. Reena Nayyar, Secretary, Medical Council of India at e.mail: secy-mci@nic.in; phone no. 011-25365075


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