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    CCH wants State Councils to cancel registration of homoeopaths practising allopathy

    The Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) has asked all its state councils in the country to cancel registration of homoeopaths who practise allopathy.

    "The CCH had issued a notice stating that Homoeopathic Practitioners (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics) Regulations, 1982, have been amended as notified in the official gazette dated July 12, 2014, which is required to be strictly adhered to by all registered practitioners under HCC Act of 1973," CCH President Dr.Ramjee Singh told PTI here today on the sidelines of a national seminar on homoeopathy held in the city.

    The CCH has also issued a notice to its registered practitioners asking them to practice homoeopathy and use drugs prepared as per homoeopathic principles, he said.

    CCH is a statutory apex body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy).

    Singh also said that CCH teams will conduct surprise visits at all 188 Homoeopathy Medical Colleges in the country before giving them accreditation for next academic year beginning from June 2015.

    This is a part of an annual exercise of inspection before giving accreditation letters to the colleges.

    "The accreditation of Homoeopathic colleges has been made compulsory from last one year," Singh said.

    "In fact, the Union Health Ministry wanted to implement the Minimum Standard Education Requirement (MSER), jointly prepared by CCH and the Ministry, in all the colleges from academic year 2014-15, but could not do so due to some practical difficulties," he said.

    Earlier, 121 Homoeopathic colleges, including 36 run by state governments, were not found fit for accreditation as they failed to meet the requirements for it. These colleges were granted amnesty by the Union Health Ministry and allowed to admit new students from academic year 2014-15, he said.

    Now, its implementation will begin from the new academic year beginning June 2015, he said.

    "If the colleges fail to rectify the deficiencies, they will face serious consequences, including derecognition," Singh cautioned.

    He also stressed the need to regulate the functioning of Homoeopathic colleges in the country and standardising its education with a syllabus prescribed by the CCH.

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