India government wants AYUSH medical graduates to clear an exit examination before becoming eligible to practise the profession, and teachers eligibility test to bring quality teachers
Draftt bill on AYUSH medical graduates to clear an exit examination before becoming eligible to practise the profession, something on the lines of a similar norm proposed in the National Medical Commission Bill that received the Union Cabinet’s clearance recently.
The proposal is part of a draft bill by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), which also seeks to set up a National Commission of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy.
The decisions were part of an announcement by AYUSH Secretary Rajesh Kotecha while briefing the media here at AYUSH Bhawan.
According to Kotecha, the new bill calls for AYUSH National Teachers Eligibility Test to bring in quality teachers in tradition system to medicine and homoeopathy.
“AYUSH National Teachers Eligibility Test shall be conducted for appointment of all teachers in AYUSH institutions, and a unique verification code for such teachers shall be allotted by CCH/CCIM before their appointment.” said Kotecha.
“The AYUSH ministry in consultation with NITI Aayog has formulated the inclusion of integrative medicine in the proposed Bill which will enable AYUSH practitioners to practice modern medicines and the vice-versa after undergoing ‘bridge course’.”