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New Delhi : With the passage of two important bills of the Ministry of AYUSH by the Parliament, the country is all set to bring revolutionary reforms in the education of Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy.
The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2020, and the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill 2020 were passed in Lok Sabha on September 14, 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 passed both the bills on March 18, 2020. Getting the approval of the Parliament for these bills is a landmark achievement in the history of AYUSH. It will revamp the existing Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council of Homoeopathy.
It is expected that the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine and the National Commission for Homoeopathy shall aim at bringing reforms in medical education of 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 January 7, 2019. Both the bills were subsequently referred to the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, according to a PIB 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’.