Ayush Ministry takes significant step for standardisation of traditional medicine

30 August 2022 | News

MoU signed between PCIM&H and IPC for Inter-Ministerial cooperation

Image Credit: PIB

Image Credit: PIB

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy pr PCIM&H (Ministry of Ayush) and the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission or IPC (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) in New Delhi for Inter-Ministerial cooperation for the promotion and facilitation of 'One Herb, One Standard.' 


Prof (Vaidya) PK Prajapati, Director (In-Charge), PCIM&H and Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi, Secretary-cum-Scientific Director signed the MoU in the presence of Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush.


The MoU will further facilitate collaboration for promoting the exchange of information in the area of standardisation of Traditional medicine by sharing scientific information and drug raw materials/extracts, seminars, workshops, training and brainstorming programmes.


The sole authority of publication of monographs categorised under the 'one herb one standard' will lie with PCIM&H only. The monograph(s), as per the MoU, developed by PCIM&H and IPC will be identified accordingly; IPC’s contribution in the respective monographs shall be recognised in an appropriate place. The technical content of the monographs will be jointly developed by PCIM&H and IPC. Hence, these monographs will have the same legal sanctity as published in ASU&H pharmacopoeia and IP. 




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