Maharashtra government looks at having its own homoeopathy, unani colleges

Maharashtra may get government-run medical colleges in the homoeopathy and unani streams as part of the department of AYUSH's 2020 vision document. "We plan to set up one state-of-the-art medical college each for homoeopathy and unani," said a senior official from the department of AYUSH (an acronym for the systems of alternate medicine namely, ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homoeopathy). He added that apart from having attached hospitals, these proposed medical colleges will also have well-equipped research centres. However, the location of these colleges has not yet been finalised. The … [Read more...]

Government urged to set up Ayurveda college in Shivamogga

Members of the youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday staged a protest here demanding that a government Ayurveda college be established at Shivamogga at the earliest. Addressing the protest meet, Bhavani Rao More, president of the district unit of the BJP youth wing, said that with the objective of promoting the study and research on medicinal plants of Malnad region, the State government had announced in its 2008 budget that an Ayurveda college would be set up at Shivamogga. It was unfortunate that the college was yet to become functional, he said. The government had identified 100 … [Read more...]

State government to tighten licencing procedures for ayurveda drugs – The New Indian Express

By Express News Service - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Published: 19th September 2013 10:28 AM Last Updated: 19th September 2013 10:28 AM In the wake of deteriorating quality of ayurveda drugs, the Drugs Control Department has decided to tighten the clinical study on new products before issuing licences. As part of making the licencing procedures strict, the government has now given sanction to conduct clinical study in Thiruvananthapuram and Tripunithura Govt Ayurveda Colleges, the Toxicity and Safety Study Centre in Koratty and VPSV Ayurveda College in Kottakkal. State Drugs Controller P Hariprasad … [Read more...]