21 Ayurvedic colleges to be closed in State

Axe on institutions without basic facilities: CCIM chairman

Chairman of Central Committee of Indian Medicines (CCIM) Dr Veda Prakash Thyagi said that CCIM has directed for closure of 21 ayurvedic colleges in state which lacked facilities.

He was speaking at freshers day ‘Shishyopanayana’ organised at SDM Ayurvedic College in Hassan on Saturday. He said, such colleges without basic facilities for students would not be permitted to continue.  

Observing that people are cheated in the name of ayurveda, he said, since two decades it has increased with rise in number of ayurvedic colleges. Many colleges do not have lecturers and hospitals. A few colleges do not even have minimum students. Such colleges would be closed.

Elaborating on ayurvedic institutions in India, he said, there are 311 colleges across country and it is sufficient that only 30 colleges remain. Ayurvedic medicine system requires those who would continue the tradition and not cheat people in its name.

Explaining that ayush doctors have not been granted permission to provide allopathic medicines, he said, the government is not either purchasing sufficient ayurvedic medicines nor it is permitting use of other emergency medicines. “The matter has to be looked upon seriously.”

Secretary of state medical education department K S Prabhakar, CCIM vice president Dr Vanitha Muralidhar, artist Dr Shyama Gubbi, principal Dr Prasanna N Rao and others were present.

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