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Centre mends rule to allow diploma holder MBBS doctors to practice as specialists- The New Indian Express

The Centre has amended rules to allow diploma holder MBBS doctors to practice as specialists across India and carry out procedures that only post-graduate degree holders were permitted to do earlier. Making changes in the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in consultation with the Medical Council of India, has notified that all the diploma courses, conducted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS), Mumbai will be considered as a recognised qualification retrospectively from 2009. This effectively means that the CPS diploma holders can now be hired as specialists in public as well as private hospitals.