Revolutionary Revamp In Medical Education of Indian System Of Medicine and Homoeopathy

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New Delhi: India is all set to bring revolutionary reforms in the medical education of the Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy as two major bills of the Ministry of Ayush were passed in the Parliament on Tuesday.

The press release by Ayush Ministry stated, “The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2020, and the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill 2020 were passed in Lok Sabha on 14th September 2020. These twin bills seek to replace the existing Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 and the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973.”

Rajya Sabha had already cleared both the bills on March 18. Getting the approval of the lower house for these bills is a landmark achievement in the history of AYUSH. The enactment of the said Bills will revamp the existing Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council of Homoeopathy.

It is expected that the National Commission for the Indian System of Medicine and the National Commission for Homoeopathy shall aim at bringing reforms in the medical education of the Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, respectively.

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 and National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019 were introduced in Rajya Sabha on 7th January, 2019. Both the bills were subsequently referred to the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, read the press release.

The Committee examined the Bills and suggested certain amendments in alignment with the National Medical Commission Act, 2019. Accordingly, the Ministry considered the key suggestions and introduced official amendments to the said Bills after which they were passed in Rajya Sabha on March 18, 2020, as ‘the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine, Bill, 2020’ and ‘the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill 2020’.

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