Amendments to National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019
- 30 Jan 2020
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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.
- 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 broad functions, constitution, regulation-making powers are identical to those of the Medical Council of India.
- 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.