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Posted On: 29 February 2016 11:16 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

QCHP to start Regulating Complementary Medicine

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I wonder if our Hijama article last week helped to inspire this?

The initial list of scopes that are regulated includes, “Hijama/Wet Cupping, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Acupuncture.”

An awareness workshop will be held in the Ministry of Public Health on Sunday, February 28th to advise Complementary Medicine practitioners who are interested in being licensed in Qatar and to provide guidance on the Complementary Medicine framework, registration requirements and how to apply on the Registration/Licensing Electronic System. To attend this workshop, registration can be done through [email protected] by including your name, place of work (if any) and reason for attending.

Complementary Medicine practitioners have already started applying through the QCHP’s Registration/Licensing Electronic System. Current existing practitioners in Qatar will be given a grace period of ten months to correct and fix their situation in order to become fully registered and permitted to practice legally in the State of Qatar. However, they all have to apply for registration/evaluation first in the next two months, after which they will be given their grace period.

An Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee was setup by the QCHP Board to review the regulatory framework, compile scientific evidence related to the regulation, safety and efficacy of CM practices as well as measure the scientific impacts and provide facts & figures in relation to the usage and impact of CM within the State of Qatar.

The decision to start regulating Complementary Medicine will provide a legal framework to CM to ensure that the benefits of these practices could be enjoyed without unnecessary risks. The regulatory framework will standardize the CM practice so that only licensed, qualified practitioners will be issued a medical license and allowed to practice in the State of Qatar. (Source / Image)