Niti Aayog wants axe on homoeopathy, ayurveda bodies
Continuing with its drive to streamline the country’s medical system, the Niti Aayog is expected to recommend scrapping of two more institutions — the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) and the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM). A draft bill suggesting creation of an all-new body to replace the decades old statutory bodies is ready, but a final decision will be taken up by a Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya-led panel set up to suggest sweeping reforms in the department of Ayush under the health ministry.
Like the Medical Council of India, even these two statutory bodies have outlived their utility. Besides, they continue to unnecessarily complicate things because of stringent regulations, which makes it difficult to impart quality education in homoeopathy and ayurveda - said a senior official from the government.