Central cabinet approves new commission for medicine system
The Union Cabinet has approved the draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018, which will replace the existing regulator Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) with a new body on Thursday.
Informing to that decision Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the new bill on Indian Systems of Medicine also proposes conducting a common entrance Exam for practitioners and an eligibility test for teachers.
The cabinet has also approved The National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018, that proposes setting up of a new panel replacing the existing regulations with conducting the overall education of Homeopathy.
“We are committed to enhancing the quality of Indian system medicines. It is equally important to have value added in terms of quality, eligible and a system which produces quality practitioners and teachers,” said Prasad.
According to the ministry, the existing two bodies which are Central Council of Indian Medicine and the Central Council of Homeopathy will be replaced by the National Commission of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy to ensure transparency.
The draft bill provides for constitution of a National Commission with three autonomous boards entrusted with conducting the overall education of Homeopathy.
The three boards are — Homoeopathy Education Board, 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 a national register and ethical issues relating to practice are under the National Commission for Homeopathy.
It also proposes that, In order to acquire a license to practice Indian Medicine systems, medical graduates may soon have to clear an entrance and an exit exam. Further, a teacher’s eligibility test has been proposed to assess the standard of teachers before appointment and promotions.
Ref: The Indian Wire News Site