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NMC : All Medical Colleges to have ‘Dept of Integrative Medicine Research’

New Delhi : The National Medical Commission (NMC) has made it compulsory for all medical colleges to have a ‘Department of Integrative Medicine Research’. The decision has been taken in an attempt to integrate modern medicine (called allopathy) with other medical schools that come under AYUSH.

The decision came after the first joint meeting of the National Medical Commission (NMC) with representatives of the National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) and the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCISM). A Kannur- based ophthalmologist Dr K.V Babu obtained the information of the meeting after filing an RTI inquiry. As per the reports, discussions in the meeting were held on finding the best scientific methods of integrating all the schools of medicine to promote the development of all three sectors namely – help people receive integrated treatment, and to make medical students gain awareness and respect for other schools of medicine.