The Vice- Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Dr Sudha Seshayyan, has been nominated as the member of Medical Advisory Council under the National Medical Commission by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that the constitution of the Medical Advisory Council would serve as a universal platform to let the states put forth their concerns related to the medical education and other issues before the Commission to assist with the agenda and policy making under the National Medical Commission.
A member from the State would also be nominated by the Tamil Nadu Medical Council to the Medical Advisory Council to represent the State.
Senior officials from the Directorate of Medical Education said that the members of the Medical Advisory Council would advice the commission on the steps required to be taken to maintain and coordinate minimum standards of medical education.
The Medical Advisory Committee also contains Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC), director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and four other members who are the directors of Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Science.