Goa Governor, Dr. Mridula Sinha earlier this week gave its assent to “The Goa Ayurvedic and other Allied Indian Systems of Medicine Council Act, 2019”. Dr. Sinha also gave its assent to The Goa Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2019.
Goa Ayurvedic Act facilitates the registration of the ayurvedic system of medicine. According to the Act, the state govt will constitute an 11-member council that will have a two-year term.
The council will have the power to recognise the ayurvedic system of medicine and other allied systems for the purpose of affiliation. It will also be able to prescribe courses of study and curricula for general instruction, or special or refresher courses in affiliated institutions.
As per the state governments notified act, the council will be empowered to conduct examinations and to confer degrees and diplomas on those who have pursued a course of study in institutions affiliated to it. The council will able to exercise general supervision over the residential and disciplinary arrangements made by the affiliated educational institutions and will also be able to make arrangements to promote the health and general welfare of students.
The Goa Ayurvedic act, seeks to provide registration of other allied Indian systems of medicines such as unani, siddha, yoga, naturopathy and sowa-rigpa.
Until now there was no provision for registration of these systems in the state.