News: Rajya Sabha has passed the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill 2019
About National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill 2019
- It seeks to repeal the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970
- To ensure availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine,
- To ensure adoption of the latest medical research by medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine,
- To ensure periodic assessment of medical institutions,
- To ensure an effective grievance redressal mechanism.
- It provides for the establishment of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM). The NCISM will have the following functions:
- framing policies for regulating medical institutions and medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine,
- assessing the requirements of healthcare related human resources and infrastructure,
- ensuring compliance by the State Medical Councils of Indian System of Medicine of the regulations made under the Bill,
- ensuring coordination among the autonomous boards set up under the Bill.
- It sets up certain autonomous boards under the supervision of the NCISM.These boards are:
- Board of Ayurveda and the Board of Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa
- Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine
- Ethics and Medical Registration Board.
- The central government will constitute an Advisory Council for Indian System of Medicine. The Council will be the primary platform through which the states/union territories can put forth their views and concerns before the NCISM
- There will be a uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to under-graduate education in each of the disciplines of the Indian System of Medicine in all medical institutions regulated by the Bill.