CCIM begins registration process post 5 yr hiatus
Kolkata: The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) has started the process of issuing registration to Ayurveda practitioners in Bengal after five years, following the publication of an article in Millennium Post.
CCIM had stopped the issuance of registration to practitioners having graduate and post-graduate degrees for five years. As a result of this, 500 odd Ayurveda practitioners had been unable to apply for services in the government or non-government hospitals.
After obtaining graduate and post-graduate degrees, practitioners are required to obtain a national-level registration if he/she wants to move to other states and practice Ayurveda in any of the state-run or private hospitals. Every year, 120 candidates complete their graduation and post-graduation courses from Bengal.
The Central agency however alleged that the Paschim Banga Ayurvedic Parishad (PBAP) has failed to provide data in this regard.
The PBAP however, denied the allegation saying that the CCIM had not been proactive enough to issue licenses to these Ayurveda practitioners and were trying to cover their fault by blaming others.
In case of MBBS or any post-graduate degree, doctors from any state have to get a registration from the Medical Council of India (MCI) if they want to practice medicine in any hospital across the country.
A doctor can practice medicine here in the state with registration from the West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) but he or she has to get another registration from MCI to practice in any part of the country other than Bengal. Many of these candidates from Bengal were unable to find jobs as they did not get the registration from CCIM. Millennium Post had reported the incident on November 20, following which the process of issuing the Central registration to Ayurveda practitioners has started. Candidates will soon get registration certificates.