Centre Proposes Setting Up Of Regulatory Body For Homeopathy

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Centre Proposes Setting Up Of Regulatory Body For Homeopathy

Centre seeks regulate and standardise this form of treatment

New Delhi:  The government has proposed setting up of National Commission for Homeopathy to regulate and standardise this form of treatment and ensure better quality of medical professionals in this field.

The National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) will act as a regulatory body to oversee quality of education and research in homeopathy for overall growth of Indian Systems of Medicine, member of Parliamentary Standing Committee of AYUSH ministry and health and family welfare Manoj Rajoria said.

"It will have four boards, one each for regulation of under graduate and postgraduate courses, accreditation and assessment of institutes and regulation of the practice of the profession," he said on the concluding day of the two-day Convention on World Homeopathy Day.

A panel headed by NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya has proposed replacing the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCRH) with the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCISM) and the National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH).

Speaking at the convention, Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik, said his Ministry is committed to bring to surface more evidence in AYUSH and validate these systems through internationally recognised means.

Lauding the CCRH for its contribution in homeopathy research, he said it has not only brought more recognition to homeopathy, but also opened the eyes of scientists to take up more research in under-explored links between homeopathy and nano-science, genomics and others.

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The event was organised to commemorate the 262nd birth anniversary of of the founder of Homeopathy, German physician Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. The theme of the convention, organised by CCRH, was "Enhancing Quality of Research in Homeopathy".

On the occasion, for the first time, CCRH presented awards to incentivise the contributors in the field of Homeopathy research.

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