Friday, August 26, 2011

The National Council for Human Resources in Health Draft Bill

The NCHRH ( National council of human resource for health)  is likely to be introduced in parliament in the winter session

The Centre has proposed to set up an independent National Council for Human Resources on Health (NCHRH), which will subsume five existing health councils, including the powerful Medical Council of India, to generate quality healthcare professionals. 

A 15-member task force headed by Union Health Secretary Naresh Dayal has suggested introducing new legislation in Parliament to pave the way for the NCHRH. The bill may be expected in the coming winter session.

Once the new over-arching council is in place, the Pharmacy Council, Dental Council, Nursing Council and Rehabilitation Council besides the all powerful MCI—all created through various acts of Parliament between 1948 and 1992— will cease to exist. 

“Professional councils were set up by the statutes of Parliament to regulate the practice of their respective profession. However, many of these councils serve as little more than lobby groups for their members and have not served India’s health goals well,” says a ministerial note on the NCHRH in possession with Deccan Herald.

The 11-member NCHRH will look after both undergraduate and post-graduate health education. It is mandated to maintain a live electronic register of health professionals so that the exact number of doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists are known.

The NCHRH plans to revamp the medical education system by proposing national level exit examination at post-graduate level to begin with.

The NCHRH is aimed at keeping the entire gamut of medical education with the Health Ministry. 

It is being given an additional push by the ministry after the proposed All India Council for Higher Education headed by Yash Pal recommended bringing all tertiary education—including medical education— under a common regulatory umbrella. While there was a tussle between the ministries of health and HRD over the control of medical education sector till about a month back, it is learnt that the balance has tilted in favour of health, 
thanks to the intervention from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Setting up the council is one of the items in Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s 100 days agenda. The NCHRH chairman and secretary will be selected by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet that will take the decision on the advice of a selection panel.

The selection panel will consist of cabinet secretary, principal secretary to the PM, health secretary and two technical experts. The NCHRH chairman will have a fixed term of three years. A search committee convened by the health secretary will shortlist 33 names for the NCHRH out of which the final eleven will be chosen by the selection panel.

The NCHRH will be constituted as a compact autonomous body independent of government control with adequate powers including quasi-judicial ones. An advisory body will guide the council.

Can we have one for Homoeopathy??

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Varsity pulls allopathy out of Indian medicine

CHENNAI: The allopathy versus traditional medicine crossfire in Tamil Nadu has intensified, with the MGR Medical University pulling out the allopathy content from the traditional medicine syllabus and the Central Council for Indian Medicine(CCIM) threatening to withdraw recognition for such courses. 

Caught in melee are 1,200-odd students of siddha, unani, ayurveda and homeopathy courses under the MGR university . The university had deleted allopathy portions from the undergraduate syllabus of traditional medicine courses this year as it wanted to curb traditional medicine practitioners from prescribing allopathic drugs.

CCIM, which prescribes the curriculum and syllabus for courses, is not too pleased. "If the university changes the syllabus , it would be a clear violation of the provisions of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970," CCIM secretary P R Sharma said. CCIM has demanded that the university reintroduce the removed syllabus within 30 days failing which it will withdraw recognition and the state council will be asked not to register students passing out of the university .

University officials confirmed the revision in syllabus. University vice-chancellor Dr Mayil Vahanan Natarajan said the decision to prune the syllabus was taken on the basis of inputs from six senior allopathic doctors. "We have reduced syllabus for MBBS by 20% because we found that students face an overload of information . In Indian medicine stream, we cut down on the syllabus because we thought there were too many irrelevant things," he said. Dr Natarajan said the varsity is planning to change the nomenclature of the degrees it awarded to Indian medicine graduates.

Now, an undergraduate in Ayurveda will no more be Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) but only Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine (BAM). "Why should they be called surgeons when they don't do any surgery?," he said.

Tamil Nadu State Medical Council president Dr M Prakasam welcomed the university decision. "I am glad the purity of Indian medicine is restored . Allowing non-allopathic doctors to prescribe modern medicines and conduct surgery amounts to state-sponsored quackery," he said.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

UP PSC Lecturer, Reader Professor in Homoeopathy 2011

Number of vacancies : 
Lecturer in Anatomy : 7 posts
Lecturer in Medicine : 2 posts
Lecturer in surgery : 4 posts
Lecturer in community medicine : 2
One Carry forwarded post of Professor Materia 
Two Carry forwarded posts of Lecturer Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 
One Carry forwarded post of Professor Materia Medica
One Post of Residential Medical Officer
Last date of application : 05.09.2011
Last date of application fee in bank : 02.09.11

Homeopathy Doctors required for Qatar
Qualification : MD Homeopathy
Experience : 5 year professional
Company collect approval from the Ministry of Qatar
Handsome salary 

Sophia Homoeopathic Medical College MP requires
Professor, Reader & Lecturer 
In all the 12 subjects o BHMS
Professor : MD with 2 year as reader/ BHMS with 6 years teaching
Reader : MD with 4 year as lecturer/ BHMS with 10 years teaching
Lecturer : MD or BHMS with 4 years experience

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How to prepare for Kerala PSC Tutor Examinations in Homeopathy

Date of exam: 13.10.2011
Extensive study materials, Thousands of MCQs, Question papers from various PSC exams...really an invaluable supplement.
It is high time for the aspirants to fine tune their strategy.
SIMILIMA team has opened a war room especially to guide candidates on pattern of questions & methodology of preparation.
This war room will be managed by efficient faculties who had cracked various competitive examinations.
We wish to publish series of articles & materials in this matter. 
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