National Council for Homeopathy

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The National Council for Homeopathy (NCH) is an autonomous body constituted to regulate the education and registration of homeopathic medical practitioners in Pakistan.[1][2]

Based in Rawalpindi, the council was formed in 1965, when homeopathic system of medicine was recognized by the Government of Pakistan under the Unani, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Practitioners Act, 1965.[3][4][5]


The council consisted of 21 members. Four members, being registered homeopaths, are nominated by the provincial government, one from each province eleven members are elected from among the registered and listed homeopaths, two members are elected from among themselves by the teachers of recognized homeopathy institutions and four members are nominated by the Federal Government, of whom one a scientist from the related field and one Deputy Secretary (Budget), Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination.

The election of members are held after five years on provincial basis by direct balloting system. All registered homeopathic practitioners cast their votes for all seats of their related province.[4] The council accredits and registers the four year Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (D.H.M.S.) and the five year Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (B.H.M.S.) degree programs by different colleges and universities throughout Pakistan.

National Council for Homeopathy is a regulating body in Pakistan to accredit homeopathy facilities and is affiliated with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.[6]

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  1. ^ WHO Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. World Health Organization. 2005. p. 167. ISBN 978-92-4-156286-7.
  2. ^ Educational Directory of Pakistan. Ibrahim Publishers. 1995. p. 322.
  3. ^ "National Council for Homeopathy". SCIENCE Pakistan website. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b "National Council for Homeopathy, Pakistan". Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  5. ^ "The Unani, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Practitioners Act, 1965".
  6. ^ National Council for Homeopathy is accredited by the Higher Education of Pakistan Higher Education Commission of Pakistan website, Retrieved 9 August 2021

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