India’s policy making institute, Niti Aayog, is may suggest government to scrap two medical institutions — the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) and the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).
As per a senior government official, as quoted by ET, the Aayog is finalising two new bills to replace the two statutory
bodies under the health ministry. The panel has completed its stakeholder consultation process for these two bills.
“A draft bill suggesting creation of an all-new body to replace the decades old statutory bodies is ready, but a final
decision will be taken up by a Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya-led panel set up to suggest sweeping reforms in the department of Ayush under the health ministry,” the official said.
Last year, the panel took note of the issue of poor regulation of education by Medical Council of India and recommended replacing it with National Medical Commission.
These bills would be put in the public domain for their opinion. Based on their suggestion, the final draft would be made and then placed for Cabinet approval.
Established in 1973, CCH is a statutory apex body under the Department of AYUSH under Ministry of health ministry, to monitor homeophathy education in India.
Similarly, CCIM, a statutory body under department of Ayush in the health ministry, was set up in 1971, to monitor higher education in Indian systems of medicine, including Ayurvedua, Siddha and Unani.