Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Tiruchi Shiva has called for the inclusion of State Medical Councils in the Medical Advisory Council on Friday. He said in Rajya Sabha that most bills like Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill & Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment)Bill by the Union government have taken away the powers of the State governments.
“Standing Committee has very clearly stated that there is no representation of State Medical Councils in the Advisory Council. So, it is recommended that there should be a provision for representation of elected members of State Medical Councils,” he said in Rajya sabha.
He argued that this practise of exclusion is an ‘attempt to strike at the roots of federalism.’