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  • 28 March, 2021

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National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021

National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021

Lok Sabha has passed the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021.

The bill aims at setting up a National Commission for Allied and healthcare Professions to standardize and regulate the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals. It will also facilitate the maintenance and regulation of standards of education and services by healthcare professionals.

What will be the functions of the National Commission?

  • The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions will frame the standards for the education and practice of the professionals.
  • It will create and maintain an online Central register of all the registered professionals.
  • The Commission will provide uniform education standards for allied and healthcare professionals.
  • It will also provide for a uniform entrance and exit examination.

Who will be able to practice as an allied and healthcare professional?

  • Only those who are enrolled in a National Register or the State Register as a healthcare professional or a qualified practitioner will be allowed to practice as an allied and healthcare professional.
  • The Allied and Healthcare professions mentioned under the latest bill include the professionals working in trauma and burn care, life sciences, physiotherapists, surgical and anaesthesia-related technology, and nutrition science.

How the bill will benefit healthcare professionals?

  • The bill will increase the employment opportunities for the healthcare and allied professionals and will also provide dignity to their valuable works.
  • There is an extreme demand for qualified healthcare professionals and that the legislation will provide the required impetus in providing affordable healthcare to the people.

Source: TH

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