DOOMDOOMA, Aug 4 - In a remarkable achievement, the North East Christian University (NECU) was recently accorded national and international recognition by the National Accreditation Board of Certification Bodies (NABCB), a constituent board of the Quality Council of India (QCI) for ISO/IEC 17024:2012 and the International Accreditation Forum. The University certified 15 Traditional Community Healthcare Providers (TCHPs) of Assam in June, 2019.
Out of the 15 certified TCHPs of Assam, a few TCHPs were also found competent to be examiners for the TCHP Certification Scheme having met the scheme criteria for examiners, and have been empanelled by NECU as examiners. They have been rendering their service for the offsite and onsite examination for TCHPs seeking certification not only for Assam but also for the other north-eastern states.
The 15 certified healers in Assam are: Amos Tiru, Gorajan Jorhat; Bachan Roy, Shree Geeta Ashram Jorhat; Bhuban Chandra Dutta, Nilakhpur, Dhemaji; Bibhuti Bhushan Adhyapak, Doha Bora Chuk Jorhat; Chorahab Ali Moghghuli, Noibaisa; Haren Nath, Bahona, Jorhat; Jogen Saikia, Kakadunga, Habigaon, Jorhat; Junu Hazarika, Polugaorh, Chenjan Jorhat; Juri Gogoi, Hiloidari, Dhakhuakhana; Jyotiprasad Sarma; Bogidoli, Sivasagar; Lambodar Borpatra Gohain, Silapathar; Ranjit Borkakoti, Charigaon Jorhat; Rupeswar Bora, Dhonkhuloi, Jorhat; Satinder Singh Marwala, Na Ali Habichuk, Jorhat and Tarun Borah, Khotiakholi, Golaghat.
In a communiqu�, Dr H Salome Kinny, Quality Manager of NECU Personnel Certification Body (PrCB) stated that tradition and biodiversity being rich in the north-eastern region, the NECU applied to QCI in 2018 for consideration and recognition as a certification body for personnel in traditional healing which NECU achieved through a process of intensive understanding of the system and assessment, she stated. Claiming that the NECU is the first university in the country to achieve the feat and so far has certified healers in Tripura, Assam and Nagaland, Dr Kinny mentioned that the applications from TCHPs for certification from the states of Manipur and Meghalaya were processed but the offsite and onsite examinations could not be conducted due to the current COVID pandemic. She further informed that the NECU is the only PrCB for TCHPs accredited by NABCB in India and first in the category even in the world; the traditional healers can now use the International Accreditation Forum logo on its certificates.