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Union Cabinet approves official amendments in the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi got its approval to the official amendments in the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill 2019 for amending the Homoeopathy Central Council (HCC) Act, 1973. The Bill is pending in Rajya Sabha. The amendments will: Ensure necessary regulatory reforms in the field of Homoeopathy education. Enable transparency and accountability  The Commission will promote the availability of affordable healthcare services in all parts of the country.   History of the Act  The Homoeopathy Central Council (HCC) Act 1973 was enacted for the constitution of a Central Council of Homoeopathy for the regulation of education and practice of Homoeopathy for maintenance of the Central Register of Homoeopathy. This Act modeled on the pattern of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The broad functions constitution, regulation-making powers are identical to those of the Medical Council of India. While the Act provides a solid foundation for the growth of medical education and practice in Homoeopathy, but various bottlenecks in the functioning of the Council have been experienced, which has resulted in severe detrimental effects on the medical school as well as delivery of quality Homoeopathy healthcare services.

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