CHENNAI: A Bill to set up the National Commission of Indian Systems and Homeopathy on the lines of the proposed National Medical Commission will be tabled in the upcoming sessions of the parliament, Union minister of state for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik said here on Tuesday.
The two statutory regulatory bodies – the Central Council of Indian Medicine and the Central Council of Homeopathy — that regulate education and practice of AYUSH systems of medicine through its regulations would be replaced by the national commission, he said.
In addition, yoga and naturopathy which is not governed by any such regulatory authority will also come under the purview of the national commission.
“A draft copy of the Bill was placed for public comments. It will now be sent to the ministers for their comments before it is placed in parliament,” he said after inaugurating the new building for the Central Council of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences on campus of Arignar Anna Government Hospital of Indian Medicine.
In the last two years, the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences started a pilot projects in six states, where they screen people for non-communicable diseases including diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart diseases. “If they are border line diabetes, we would give them preventive medication and a yoga regimen. For chronic ailments, we supplement our therapy including yoga with allopathy,” said council’s director general Vaidya K S Dhiman.