A group of public health experts and health officials have said that the Maharashtra government’s appointment process for medical practitioners who perform NNIs is “unfortunatelly” and that it is “not conducive to the quality of care” in the state.
The public health officials, who are part of the advisory committee of the Maharashtra State Medical Council, were invited by the State government to share their views on the matter on Friday.
Dr Akshay Goyal, chief medical officer, said that NNAs should be considered only in cases of life threatening emergency and not to be given to people who are just coming back from abroad.
He said that public health institutions in the country should have a “system of vetting and supervision” to ensure that people who want to become NNI doctors get them.
The Maharashtra government has said that it has received the recommendations of the public health advisory committee.