Med syllabus revision from 2012-13: Minister

Med syllabus revision from 2012-13: Minister

He was speaking at the Graduation Day ceremony of the Government Homoeopathy Medical College and Hospital. Elements meeting the contemporary requirements would feature in the new syllabus which would emphasise research. Serving in rural areas would be made mandatory for government doctors, the Minister said.

“Multi-national companies have hatched a conspiracy to destroy the indigenous medical systems. The day is not far when alternative medical systems such Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathy are wiped out and only Allopathy thrives. Hence, practioners in the alternative medical systems should be cautious about such a conspiracy,” Ramdas said.

Homoeopathy practitioners should have confidence in their stream of medicine for its success. Born in Germany, Homoeopathy was most popular in India. The maximum number of Homoeopathy doctors practiced in West Bengal, but Homoeopathy was yet to become popular in Karnataka. Homoeopathy doctors should take the help of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to serve in rural areas, he suggested.

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Syndicate Member Dr B T Rudresh said Homoeopathy had it owns tradition and importance and was capable of curing diseases like cholera, typhoid and cancer. Hence, implementing health- related projects neglecting Homoeopathy did not make any sense, he added.

“It is an illusion that Allopathy is the best medical system. Homoeopathy is equally capable. Efforts should be made to popularise it,” Dr Rudresh added. Awards were given to meritorious students. Dr Geetha bagged seven gold medals, while Dr Manjunath got five. Dr Varsha and Dr Pradeep bagged four silver and three bronze medals, respectively. Ayush Department Director B N Shreekanthaiah and College Principal Dr A L Patil were present.