Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the new office building of National Commission of Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) in New Delhi on February 7.
National Commission for Indian System of Medicine
• The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine is a statutory body constituted under NCISM Act, 2020.
• It aims to improve access to quality and affordable Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa (AUS&SR) medical education.
The Commission is constituted to:
i) Provide quality and affordable medical education.
ii) Ensure availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine including Ayurveda across the country.
iii) Encourage medical professionals to adopt the latest medical research in their work and to contribute to research.
iv) Promote equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of such medical professionals accessible and affordable to all the citizens.
v) Promote national health goals.
vi) Carry out Periodic and transparent assessment of medical institutions.
vii) Facilitate maintenance of a medical register of Indian System of Medicine for India and enforce high ethical standards in all aspects of medical service.
viii) Provide a medical education system that is flexible to adapt to the changing needs and has an effective grievance redressal mechanism and for matters connected therewith.
• The Board of Ayurveda, an autonomous board constituted under the NCISM, determines standards and norms for infrastructure, faculty and quality of education and research in medical institutions of Indian System of Medicine including Ayurveda.