Aditi Tandon: Tribune News Service: New Delhi, February 27 Page 01
The name has been changed from the previously proposed "Allied Health Council" to "Health Care Council of India". That's a good news.
Information is that Health Ministry is forming a separate board for Physiotherapy with Autonomous functioning.Also the recommendations of Thirty-first Report of the Committee on the Physiotherapy Central Bill 2007 have also been taken to our advantage.
If that is the case, then we can welcome it to some extent provided Govt holds talks with the Physiotherapy Community and fulfills our basic demands before tabling it in the Parliament.
In case we do not get Autonomous Status with Independent Board we have to keep fighting for Independent Council which is our dream for past 50 years.
PS: My Personal opinion is for Independent Physiotherapy Council with the name as "Physiotherapy Council of India (PCI)