In­dian medicine sys­tem doc­tors may be al­lowed to prac­tice al­lopa­thy

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New Delhi: Doc­tors pur­su­ing In­dian sys­tems of medicine, in­clud­ing ayurveda, and home­opa­thy may be al­lowed to prac­tice al­lopa­thy af­ter clear­ing a bridge course, ac­cord­ing to a bill in­tro­duced in the Lok Sabha.

The Na­tional Med­i­cal Com­mis­sion Bill, 2017, which seeks to re­place the ex­ist­ing apex med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion reg­u­la­tor, the Med­i­cal Coun­cil of In­dia (MCI), with a new body, was moved by the gov­ern­ment in the House on Fri­day, re­ports PTI.

Clause 49 of the Bill calls for a joint sit­ting of the Na­tional Med­i­cal Com­mis­sion, the Cen­tral Coun­cil of Ho­moeopa­thy and the Cen­tral Coun­cil of In­dian Medicine at least once a year “to en­hance the in­ter­face be­tween ho­moeopa­thy, In­dian Sys­tems of Medicine and mod­ern sys­tems of medicine”.

It has also pro­posed that spe­cific ed­u­ca­tional mod­ules or pro­grammes for de­vel­op­ing bridges across the var­i­ous sys­tems of medicine and pro­mo­tion of med­i­cal plu­ral­ism, can be done with the ap­proval of all the mem­bers present in the joint sit­ting.

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