The central government is set to set up the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine, to deal with the issues concerning the Indian system of medicines.
The draft bill for the establishment of the commission has been passed by the union cabinet. The bill is expected to been implemented soon.
The bill aims to develop a commission with four autonomous boards for the task of conducting overall education in Unani, Siddha, Ayurveda and Sowarigpa. It is said that apart from the aforesaid boards, there will be two common boards; one is to deal with the matters of assessment and the other is to deal with the matters of ethics.
Several medical practitioners have welcomed the bill. It is the first time that the central authorities have put serious effort to confront the issues concerning the Indian system of medicines with the help of the parliamentary provision of bill.
The best part of the bill is that it has provision to conduct examination to evaluate the standard of teachers in this field.
The bill is expected to bring a serious change in the way the Indian system of medicine functions in the country at present.
The bill is likely to be introduced in the parliament for its approval soon.
Vignesh. S. G
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