Friday, 28 December 2018

National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018 approved

National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018 approvedNational Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018, seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council of Homoeopathy with a new body to ensure transparency and accountability. The Union Cabinet Friday approved the draft National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018, which seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council of Homoeopathy with a new body to ensure transparency and accountability. Advertising.
 Seeking to replace the existing regulators — Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council for Homeopathy (CCH) — the Union Cabinet approved the draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018 and National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018.
The draft bill provides for constitution of a national commission with three autonomous boards entrusted with conducting overall education of homoeopathy by Homoeopathy Education Board, an official statement said.
The board of assessment and rating to assess and grant permission to educational institutions of Homoeopathy and Board of ethics and registration of practitioners of Homoeopathy to maintain National Register and ethical issues relating to practice are under the National Commission for Homoeopathy, it said.
“It also proposes a common entrance exam and an exit exam which all graduates will have to clear to get practicing licenses. Further, a teacher’s eligibility test has been proposed to assess the standard of teachers before appointment and promotions,” it said.Both the Bills propose a common entrance exam and an exit exam, which all graduates will have to clear to get practicing licences for alternative medicinal practices like Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Sowarigpa and homeopathy. Further, a teacher's eligibility test has been proposed in the Bill to assess the standard of teachers before appointment and promotions.
The draft Bills are aimed at bringing reforms in the education of Indian medicine sector and homeopathy sector in lines with the National Medical Commission proposed for setting up for allopathy system of medicines. The CCH had been superseded by a board of governors through an ordinance and subsequent amendment of Act, the statement added.
The draft Bills also provide for the constitution of a National Commission with autonomous boards entrusted with conducting of overall education of homoeopathy. The Board of Assessment and Rating will assess and grant permission to educational institutions of homoeopathy or Indian medicine, while the Board of Ethics and Registration of practitioners of Homoeopathy or Indian Medicine will maintain a national register and deal with ethical issues relating to the practice.
Source:indianexpress.com thehindubusinessline.com

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