Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New guidelines for TCM practitioners

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11, 2013): Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) practitioners will have to register with the T&CM Council that will soon be established once the T&CM Act 2013 is enforced next year, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
"Though there may be parties that will not be happy to adhere to the new act, we have taken on a role to have traditional medicine complementing modern treatments.
"It may be difficult in the short term after the act is enforced, but in the long term it will benefit the people and the country," he said at the International Conference on Siddha Medicine at Berjaya Times Square Hotel today.
Among the 11 hospitals are Port Dickson Hospital, Putrajaya Hospital, Kepala Batas Hospital (Penang), and Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Baru. The ministry is now conducting registration for local T&CM practitioners and has so far recorded 13,000 of them.

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