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Supreme Court: Plea to implement National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021

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Alka Verma-

Published On: October 11, 2021 at 14:20 IST

A Writ Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking immediate implementation of the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021.

The Petition aims to allow common people, especially belonging from rural people, to distinguish between the doctors of Modern Medicine which are registered Medical Practitioners under the Indian Medical Council Act and doctors from Rural/Private Medicines.

Once the Act is implemented, there will be no nomenclature of RMP/PMP/IRHP or unqualified medical practitioners as these category persons, who register themselves under Section 38 of the Act are termed as Community Healthcare Providers with specific job description,” stated the Petition.

The Appeal was filed by Citizen Force Foundation for Citizens (“Foundation”) and it states that the Act tries to accomplish the weaning out of deception while endorsing the base guidelines to unified and medical care establishments and experts.

The Petitioners also stressing on Section 20 read with Section 38 of the Act which deals with the forming of commission and registration of persons, requested the Court to accelerate the implementation of all such provisions.

The Foundation also requested the Court to issue directions for Centre to make a body until the regulations are formed under Section 66 of the Act with regard to the provisional registration of persons offering services specified in Schedule to the Act.

The Foundation stated that such body will ensure that there will be no further progression in the number of unqualified allied and healthcare professionals.

It should be noted here that the Petition was filed by Advocate Ramesh Allanki through Advocate on Record Aruna Gupta.

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