- Lok Sabha has passed a bill to revamp the Central Council of Homeopathy, in India, on Monday, July 30
- The bill was introduced by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik stating that the bill will bring transparency, accountability, and quality in Homeopathy medical education in the country.
- After promulgating the ordinance in May, the Union government on Monday, July 30, introduced a bill seeking to replace the Central Council of Homeopathy in Lok Sabha.
While answering the debate Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said, “The government had to bring a law to replace the Central Council of Homeopathy, as the council had now powers to act against its members, those who have faced charges of corruption.”
But, the MP’s participating in the debate raised the question on the ordinance route taken by the government to abolish the Central Council of Homeopathy.
In reply, the Ayush Minister said, “In order to make sure that the academic year start on time the government had to take the ordinance route.”
As per the new bill, the board of governors will replace the existing functionaries of the Central Council of Homeopathy. And will comprise seven prominent homeopathy practitioners who will be appointed by the government.
AIADMK MP K Kamaraj raised the question on the intent of the government to bring the ordinance. He said, “What is the guarantee that the board of governors will correct all the anomalies.”
While Shiv Sena MP from Maharashtra, Dr Shrikant Shinde demanded, that the government should constitute a commission for alternate medicines on the lines of the allopathy medicine.