Practitioners in Mandalay want to amend Traditional Medicine Council Law

THE current Myanmar Traditional Medicine Council Law needs to be amended because of its numerous loopholes, said Dr Kyaw Thein Htay, the pro-rector of the University of Traditional Medicine in Mandalay.
Plans are underway to submit a proposal relating to the amendment of the existing laws to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament), he added.
Faculty members of the University of Traditional Medicine in Mandalay on Saturday gathered at the university to discuss the amendment of the 16-year-old law.
The current law, which has been in effect since 2000, includes 11 chapters. Almost all chapters need to be amended to promote role of local traditional medical practitioners and protect their rights by amending some outdated provisions.
Views of senior faculty members on the issue on rewriting the law have been collected, said Ko Hein Soe Kyaw, a student from the University of Traditional Medicine, who agreed that some changes need be made.
For instance, under the current law, the traditional medicine council comprises 11 members. The number of participants in the council is likely to be increased in the new law, officials said.—Aung Thant Khaing

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