“College owners are regulators in homoeopathy” – CCH awaits action

corruption-featureNew Delhi: After having focused on reforming the controversy-hit Medical Council of India, the government is scrutinising the functioning of regulatory bodies governing Homoeopathy system of education.

A high-powered committee headed by Niti Aayog vicechairman Arvind Panagariya, which had suggested scrapping of MCI and other path-breaking reforms for medical education, will examine how to make Indian medicine and homeopathy regulation more accountable and improve standards.

The move is part of Modi dispensation’s strategy to revamp professional regulatory bodies for healthcare, Sources said just as in the case of MCI, other regulators too have become stumbling blocks towards expansion, especially when it comes to ensuring quality education in Indian medicine and homeopathy.

“It was noticed that the college owners themselves have become part of regulator which is very serious,” said a source.

The Times of India (New Delhi edition)26 Aug 2016

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