Union Cabinet approves re-establishment of Pharmacopoeia Commission

On June 4, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Pharmacopoeia commission. The cabinet has approved to re-establish the commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy under Ministry of AYUSH.

Highlights

The commission has been set up by merging Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine and Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory. The two central laboratories were established at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh in 1975.

The commission is an autonomous body that operates under Ministry of AYUSH. It is in operation since 2010.

About the merger

The merger will optimize the use of resources and also enhance outcomes of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy drugs towards effective quality control. After the merger, the commission is to have adequate administrative structure under the ministry.

Significance

Pharmacopoeia means drug making. The Government of India has re-established the Pharmacopoeia Commission of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy. The commission will help to optimize technical manpower, infrastructural facilities, financial resources.

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