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Amendments to National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019

  • 30 Jan 2020
  • 2 min read

Why in News

Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to the amendments in the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019.

  • The draft Bill seeks to set up the National Commission for Homoeopathy and replace the Central Council of Homoeopathy by amending the Homoeopathy Central Council (HCC) Act, 1973.
  • Currently, the Bill is pending in Rajya Sabha.

Key Points

  • The amendments will:
    • Ensure necessary regulatory reforms in the field of Homoeopathy education.
    • Enable transparency and accountability for protecting the interest of the general public.
    • Promote the availability of affordable healthcare services in all parts of the country.

Homoeopathy Central Council (HCC) Act, 1973

  • It was enacted for the constitution of a Central Council of Homoeopathy for the regulation of education and practice of Homoeopathy, for maintenance of Central Register of Homoeopathy and for related matters.
  • This Act has been modelled on the pattern of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
  • The Act provides a base for the growth of medical education and practice in Homoeopathy but there were some problems in the functioning of the Council.
    • It had resulted in harmful effects on medical education and on quality of Homoeopathy healthcare services.

Source: PIB

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