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  • Regulation of Complementary Medicine in UAE
  • The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has become more widespread among patients and general consumers in the Middle East region. Homeopathy, in particular, has gained more acceptances in the UAE due to various factors including stringent regulatory approval processes from the Ministry of Health (MoH). Whereas a few years ago people had to travel to countries such as India for homeopathic treatment, now there is accumulating evidence that many patients visit the UAE to avail of high quality homeopathic treatment.
  • This issue will be debated on the 30 January 2013 at the Complementary, Alternative & Integrative Medicine Conference which is a new addition to the conference programme at the 38th Arab Health Exhibition and Congress at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, this conference topic is becoming increasingly relevant in the UAE as there is greater emphasis on regulating the practices of complementary medicine in the region.
  • For industry experts such as Mr. Sassan Behjat, CEO & Principal Consultant at Medblend in California, USA and speaker at the conference in January, what has made the UAE a model for practice of homeopathic medicine is the way it is being practiced.
  • "Homeopathy in the UAE is part of an integrated healthcare approach and a complementary system has evolved as a result. Such a setting moderates the practice of homeopaths to be rational and educated enough to not claim anything which is beyond their method of treatment. Also, such an integrated approach opens the way to medical doctors to learn from CAM therapists and the way they look at a disease and patient."
  • According to Mr. Behjat, who prior to relocating to the US served as the director of TCAM unit at the UAE Ministry of Health, the MoH makes sure the homeopathic medicines are manufactured in accordance to current GMP standards in high quality pharmaceutical facilities, and their safety and quality are guaranteed before being sold through pharmacies. Homeopathic doctors or practitioners also have to pass qualifying exams to be able to practice in the UAE. Currently, the UAE MoH, Health Authority “ Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has their own system of licensing homeopathic medicine practitioners creating more awareness and confidence among the doctors and homeopaths.
  • There are many homeopathic associations for professionals in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and the use of homeopathy is increasing among people in MENA region. This is evident from Arabic online forums and discussions going on regarding the use of homeopathic medicines for variety of health conditions. There are official guidelines for registration of homeopathic medicines in the UAE, Bahrain, and Oman, and in Jordan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar homeopathic medicines are registered under Herbal and Natural Medicine registration decrees.
  • source:http://www.menafn.com/menafn/1093597099/Greater-emphasis-on-regulation-of-Complementary-Medicine-the-UAE
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  • 27 Nov 2012
  • Ailing homeopathy college in Bhubaneswar
  • Students of government-run Biju Patnaik Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in the town of Berhampur are forced to go to the neighbouring City Hospital for their one-year internship and other practical classes as the college has no in-patient department (IPD).
  • The 43-year-old college has only out-patient department (OPD). On an average around 200 patients visit the OPD, where two medical officers and college teachers treat the patients
  • The IPD has not been functioning due to staff crunch though the government had provided costly equipment worth Rs 20 lakh to the college around five years ago and a 25-bed indoor hall was constructed three years ago. The equipment, including ultrasound, X-Ray, urinalysis, blood analyzers and malaria test machines, are lying dumped in the hospital.
  • During an inspection by the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) recently, the apex body to verify infrastructure facilities of colleges before admission, the government had promised to start operating the indoor department, but to no avail.
  • source:http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-26/bhubaneswar/35365804_1_homeopathy-college-college-authorities-indoor-department
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  • 17 Oct 2012
  • Homeopathy should be popularized by the Govt, says Dr Patel
  • Though the government has started giving more importance to alternative therapies, practitioners of these therapies believe efforts leave much to be desired. One such medico is Dr Manoj Patel, a homoeopath from Mumbai who was the chief co-ordinator in implementation of Government of India's department of AYUSH ( Ayurveda, Yog and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) project at Vadodara district of Gujarat. He has also been awarded as the best homoeopathic doctor in 2005-06.
  • Dr Patel was in the city recently for a seminar organized by city unit of Homoeopathic Medical Association of India. He also delivered a public lecture during the seminar that spoke about homoeopathy's dynamic method of treatment. Excerpts from a discussion he had with TOI.
  • This is a 250-year-old science based on enhancing nature's healing power and takes into consideration the living pattern and environmental conditioning of patients. It believes in making the body so strong that there arises no adverse condition. So, we have several preventive medications, too.
  • Read more:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Maharashtra-govt-should-popularize-homoeopathy-says-Dr-Patel/articleshow/16844735.cms
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  • 29 Sep 2012
  • Justice Venkatachaliah Inaugurates Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 
  • Campaign organised by St George Caner Care and Research Centre in association with Kristu Jayanti College
  • Bangalore: 29 September, 2012: Month of October is dedicated as World Breast Cancer Awareness Month, world over. St. George Cancer Care and Research Center in association with the Women Empowerment Cell of the Kristu Jayanti College launched the “Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness campaign for 2012”.
  • The campaign was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India, at Kristu Jayanti College Auditorium. Also present at the occasion where Dr. B. T. Rudresh, Member, Central Council of Homeopathy, New Delhi; Mrs. Tejeswani N. Raju, BBMP Horamavu Ward Councillor; Dr. Ali Khwaja, Chairman, Banjara Academy; Dr. Aswath Narayana, Registrar, Karnataka State Board of Homeopathic System of Medicine; Rev. Sr. Rose Mary RNDM, Principal, Mariam Nilaya High School, Banaswadi; Dr. Sebastian Prabhakar, Dean, Bhagavan Budha Homeopathic Medical College, Bangalore City; Dr. Munawar Sulthana Shaikh, General Secretary, IHMA Karnataka; Mr. Rejikumar, General Secretary, Kerala Samajam, Bangalore.
  • Justice Venkatachliah said the scientific knowledge transformations going to take place in the coming years will change the way of thinking and living of mankind.
  • St. George Cancer Care and Research Center is organising a series of awareness program starting from 29th September to 3rd November 2012. A series of seminars at different institutions, Free Cancer and General Health Consultations Camps, Paintings Exhibitions, Road Shows will be organised. The entire program of Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness Activities will be ending with a grand road parade on the 3rd of November 2012 with “Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness Walk” from Trinity Circle to Cubbon Park.
  • About St George Cancer and Research Centre: located at T. C. Palya Main Road at Ramamurthy Nagar is introducing a new generation Cancer Prevention and Treatment methodology called “Dynamic Scientific Approach” based on the hypotheses of the newly introducing “Dynamic Science.”
  • About The Women Empowerment Cell of the Kristu Jayanti College: collaborates with various institutions and organization i conducting various activities beneficial for the welfare and well being of women.
  • For more information call: Landline/Mobile Nos and email id.: 080 – 41533215 / 7411044512 / drkudiyat@gmail.com
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  • 22 Sep 2012
  • Mayurbhanj Homeopathic MCH presents a picture of neglect
  • Even after 32 years of its establishment, the Mayurbhanj Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital (MHMCH) at Baripada is yet to be taken over by the State Government.
  • This MCH at Sungadia near Baripada which was established in 1980, presents a picture of neglect. Though the private homeopathy medical colleges in Rourkela, Sambalpur and Berhampur were taken over by the government in 1994, this was left out for reasons unknown. The State has six homeopathic colleges, including five government ones. Government colleges include Biju Patnaik Homeopathic Medical College at Berhampur, Cuttack Homeopathic Medical College, Dr Abhin Chandra Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Bhubaneswar, Odisha Medical College of Homeopathy and Research at Sambalpur and Utkalmani Homeopathic Medical College at Rourkela.
  • As per norms of the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH), the MHMCH should have 43 lecturers. However, the medical college is functioning with only 13. Students alleged that the authorities were not concerned to fill up the vacancies even after repeated requests.
  • Students further alleged that they were forced to pay donations to get admission in the college which lacks basic facilities. Though it has a building, no white-washing has been done for the last two decades. It lacks a good library, laboratory and hostel facilities. This institution has 30 seats for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) course.
  • On an average 50 patients visit the hospital daily and they are provided free treatment. Though lakhs of people in the district depend on the hospital for free treatment, they suffer as the institution does not have required infrastructure and accommodation facilities for patients. Principal Prabas Sahu expressed helplessness on the state of affairs. He said apart from the 13 lecturers, the medical college was being managed by 12 guest faculties.
  • source:http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/article1237552.ece


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  • 17 Sep 2012
  • Homeopathy to be integrated with healthcare systems in UP 
  • All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health centres across Uttar Pradesh. The programme, officials here told IANS, would be funded under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
  •  In the first phase, an official said, yoga and a therapeutic healthcare option would be tested in 27 districts and would later be integrated with a parallel health plan that includes other systems of medicines such as unani, homoeopathy and ayurveda. The project has been allocated Rs.25 crore, with the money also being utilised to purchase and distribute ayurvedic, unani and homoeopathic medicines.
  •  The programme would be available at all government district hospitals, primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs). The experiment would not only be keenly watched but would also be pathbreaking, an official said. “Till now, the basis of all healthcare was largely the allopathic system. Something like this is being tried for the first time,” an official said.
  •  There are more than 3,500 PHCs and 600-plus CHCs in Uttar Pradesh. Now, they would have full-time and some part-time experts from the parallel systems of medicine. Medicines, equipment and literature on the parallel systems would also be purchased. While there are more than 3,000 doctors and pharmacists related to ayurveda, homoeopathy and yoga, sources say they are usually under-utilised. source:http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/yoga-homoeopathy-to-be-integrated-with-healthcare-in-up-457660.html

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  • 11 Sep 2012
  • Dr Nisanth Nambison for seminar in Japan 
  • Dr Nisanth Nambison, professor in Government Homeopathy Medical College has been selected by the Central government to participate in the international seminar on homeopathy in Japan from September 14 to 17.
  • The professor’s name had earlier been recommended by the state government for his path-breaking research in respiratory diseases.
  • Growing incidence of respiratory diseases, including asthma and allergies of various types have emerged as a major health challenge in recent times. These diseases have been associated by experts with the rising level of pollution in the cities. High level research to tackle such diseases is being done across the world.
  • The research conducted by Dr Nisanth has opened the possibility of treating allergy-related respiratory diseases.
  • The seminar will be held in Nara, a city on the eastern coast of Japan. It is being organised jointly by the International Homeopathy Medical League and the Japanese Physician Society for Homeopathy. His participation in the seminar will be sponsored by the Central government.
  • source:http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/93797-city-homoeopath-to-take-part-in-seminar-in-japan.html

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  • 06 Sep 2012
  • AYUSH doctors strike in Bhopal
  • Medical service in ayurveda, yoga, unani, sidda and homoeopathy hospitals were partially affected on the first day of statewide strike of alternative medicine practitioners on Wednesday.
  •  Claiming widespread support, AYUSH doctors association state president Dr Ajay Awasti said, "For long, Ayush doctors which include ayurveda, yoga, unani, sidda and homoeopathic practitioners have been overlooked. We would continue with the strike until the state government concedes our demands"
  •  The protesting Ayush doctors are demanding direct recruitment for vacant posts of Ayush medical officers, better pay and recruitment of Ayush doctors in places where allopathic doctors refuse to work. "There are almost 1,070 vacant posts of Ayush in state government. Excluding some 600 vacant posts of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) which need to be filled," he added.
  • Estimates suggest out of some 24,000 Ayush doctors in the state with barely 10% employed in government sector with some 40% unemployed. Ayush practitioners are also demanding introduction of MD courses in all government-run Ayush medical colleges. Currently, only 3 colleges in the state have a MD programme.
  • source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/AYUSH-docs-on-statewide-strike-for-better-deal/articleshow/16274935.cms
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  • 01 Sep 2012
  • India continues to see a massive jump in the demand for Homeopathy
  • Western countries may find homeopathy "unscientific" and for which dozens of systematic reviews have "failed to produce convincing evidence of effectiveness".
  • But India continues to see a massive jump in the demand for the 250-year-old system of medicine. India's registered homeopathic practitioners have more than doubled in two decades — increased from 1.05 lakh in 1980 to 2.46 lakh in 2010. Also, the number of homeopathic hospitals/dispensaries has also increased four fold — from 1,686 in 1980 to about 7,000 in 2010.
  • Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Friday that a recent study called "usage and acceptability of Indians systems of medicine" conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that the annual average outdoor patient attendance was higher in homeopathy in comparison to ayurveda, unani and siddha. Azad said, "The demand for homeopathic treatment has increased in the country. Under a centrally sponsored scheme, a one time assistance upto Rs 10 crores is being provided to the states on 50:50 matching share basis for opening of new homeopathic institutions in states not having such institutes."
  • Director general of Central Council for Research in homeopathy Dr R K Manchanda said, "Till now, the benefits of homeopathy were established through observational studies. Now we are validating homeopathy's benefits through randomized controlled trials and fundamental research. Homeopathy is especially beneficial for arthritis, skin and respiratory diseases, gastric problems like irritable bowel syndrome and allergies. Homeopathy costs one fifth of an allopathic consultation in any government set up."
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world. WHO says the annual sale of homeopathic drugs accounts to Rs 8,400 crore globally. By 2017, the market will be Rs 52,000 crore. WHO adds that homeopathy is practiced in 66 countries and the treatment is individualized. It seeks to stimulate the body's defence mechanisms to prevent or treat illness. A recent industry study had predicted that Indian homeopathy treatment market is likely to grow 30% annually, and pegged it around Rs 4,600 crore.
  • In 2009-10, the number of people who used homeopathy throughout the country was estimated at 10-12 crore. This number is likely to exceed about 16 crore by the end of next year. In 2010, the domestic homeopathy market size was about Rs 2,758 crore, the study by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) had said. It added that India has over 5 lakh registered homeopaths with approximately 20,000 more being added every year. Globally, the homeopathy market is estimated at Rs 26,300 crore with France being the largest contributor. Union health ministry officials said over 100 million Indians, depend solely on homeopathy.
  • Even in the UK, where doctors have raised serious doubts on homeopathy, the market was estimated to be worth 38 million pounds in 2007 and is expected to rise to 46 million pounds in 2012. source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Homeopath-doctors-double-in-two-decades/articleshow/16098627.cms
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  • 28 Aug 2012
  • Checking the standard of education in private colleges 
  • Central bodies governing the functioning of alternative medicine courses have come under heavy criticism of late for the substandard quality of education and faculty in many colleges. With action being initiated to check the standard of education, private colleges teaching alternative medicine in the state may finally have to start worrying.
  • The New Delhi-based Central Council of Homeopathy has also increased the bank deposit amount to check the commercialization or rampant mushrooming of colleges. From Rs 3 lakh, interested parties now have to assure a bank guarantee of Rs 50 lakh to start a homeopathy college. Inspection charges too have been increased from a meagre Rs 25,000 which could be paid in installments, to Rs 3 lakh to be paid at a time. Dr Lalit Verma, registrar of the council, said that all homeopathy colleges have been granted a one-year amnesty to give them time to meet the criteria. "It is a onetime opportunity. After that the lacunae would not be overlooked ," he said.
  • source:http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08-21/mumbai/33302519_1_ayurveda-colleges-medical-colleges-private-colleges

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  • 18 Aug 2012
  • Homeopathic Doctor requirement in Kurukshetra University 
  • Qualification:
  • 1. 4 years duration Degree/Diploma in Homeopathy as per Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973.
  • 2. Matric or its equivalent.
  • 3. Knowledge of Hindi upto Matric.
  • 4. Registered with Council of Homeopathy System of Medicine, Haryana

  • last date 10/09/2012
  •  More info: http://www.kuk.ac.in/userfiles/file/Year2012/LeftSideLinks/Jobs/advt__2012.pdf

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  • 06 Aug 2012
  • BHMS doctors for West Bengal Govt.
  • West Bengal Health & Family Welfare Samiti invites applications for Medical officers under Adolescent Health Programme of RCH Department of Health & family Welfare, Govt of West Bengal for both State & District level 
  • Qualification : BHMS/BAMS
  •  Mode of selection : based on academic performance
  • Mode of application : Online
  • Mode of appointment :
  •  Contract Last date : 17.08.2012
  • Category : Medical Officer – School Health
  • Preference : If applicant is local
  • Experience : Not required
  • Vacancy : 752 (356 Lady doctors)
  • Age : Max 40
  • Period : Not fixed
  • Remuneration : 25,000/- month
  • Notification:http://www.wbhealth.gov.in/careers/sm_rec4.pdfApplication form cover page:http://drswb.wbhealth.gov.in:8181/interview4/Application form (RCH):http://drswb.wbhealth.gov.in:8181/interview7/Registration.jsp


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  • 06 Aug 2012
  • AYUSH practitioners should not be permitted to use allopathic medicines-Association 
  • Members of the local unit of the Karnataka State Government Doctors Association took out a procession and submitted a memorandum to the government through the Deputy Commissioner here on Friday stating that AYUSH practitioners should not be permitted to use allopathic medicines during emergencies. Since AYUSH practitioners were unaware of the adverse effects of some allopathic medicines, it would be dangerous to allow them to prescribe them. Referring to the permission given in other States, they stated that Karnataka need not emulate others in this regard. source:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article3701452.ece

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  • 05 Aug 2012
  • HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA, DHAKA 
  • Ayush Scholarship (2012-13)
  • Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi offers scholarships to meritorious nationals of BIMSTEC countries to pursue Under Graduate / Post Graduate / Ph.D course in Indian traditional systems of Medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) in relevant Indian Universities for the academic year 2012-2013.
  • Candidate should have proficiency in English. Further information along with application forms for these scholarships may be collected from the Education Wing, High Commission of India, House No 2, Road No 142, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212 on any working day between 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs from 05-09 August 2012, upon submission of the photocopy of mark sheet of the qualifying examination. The last date of receipt of completed application forms at High Commission of India, Dhaka is 13 August 2012.
  • source:http://www.hcidhaka.org/
  • page:http://www.hcidhaka.org/pdf/AyushScholarship201213.pdf



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  • 04 Aug 2012
  • AYUSH SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 
  • Indian embassy-Netherlands
  • Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has been offering scholarships to pursue Ayurveda Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy courses in India since 2005. The total number of scholarships offered for Ayush courses initially was 30. Department of Ayush had proposed to support foreign nationals under its international fellowship programme for undertaking Ayush courses at premier institutions in India. Scholarships are provided for the following courses

  • Under Graduate Courses
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 ½ year degree course including 1 year mandatory clinical training.

  •           Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery(BSMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training

  •           Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS): 5 ½ years degree course including one year mandatory clinical training

  •           Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects
  • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicines and Surgery (BAMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training

  •           Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects

  • Post Graduate Courses
  • M.D. Ayurveda: 3 year course

  •          Eligibility: BAMS degree recognized by CCIM
  • MD Siddha: 3 year course

  •           Eligibility: BSMS degree recognized by CCIM
  • MD Unani: 3 year course

  •           Eligibility: BUMS degree recognized by CCIM

  • (It may be noted that amongst foreign universities only degrees of Sri Lankan Universities i.e. BAMS and BUMS from Institute of Indigenous medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and BSMS from University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka are recognized by CCIM).
  • MD Homeopathy: 3 year course

  •           Eligibility: BHMS degree recognized by CCH

  • (It may be noted that only the UG degrees of Indian Universities are recognized by CCH)

  • Ph.D. Courses

  • Ph.D in Ayurveda : 3 year course (only 1 seat is available for foreign students)

  • Eligibility: MD (Ayurveda) degree recognized by CCIM

  • Read more at :http://www.indianembassy.nl/updates/whats-new/283-ayush-scholarship-scheme.html


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  • 03 Aug, 2012
  • Demand for alternative treatments 
  • Traditional medicinal forms such as Ayurveda, naturopathy, massage, acupuncture and acupressure are finding takers in corporate India, a survey reveals. The study by industry body Assocham reveals that over 72% of corporate employees are switching over to ayurvedic treatments like naturopathy, massage, acupuncture and acupressure due to demanding schedules. Over 200 respondents participated in the survey from across industrial sectors.
  • "The demand for homeopathy and ayurvedic medicines has increased in the last few years and for ailments such as respiratory diseases, fever, skin diseases, viral infections, asthma and allergic disorders, people are choosing the traditional way of treatment," says Assocham. Respondents also felt that homeopathy and ayurveda are more personalized treatments with greater one-on-one interaction between the patient and the physician. The dependency on Ayurvedic medicine has gradually improved for lifestyle diseases such as migraine, stress, obesity, and asthma.
  • source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/India-Inc-finds-relief-in-Ayurveda-and-naturopathy/articleshow/15328976.cms

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  • 01 Aug 2012
  • An Ayush Information Centre at Trinidad & Tobago 
  • An Ayush Information Centre, only the second in the world, after Malaysia, has been set up at the Indian High Commission, 6 Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain. It was formally inaugurated by Minister of Local Government and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Surujrattan Rambachan and the High Commissioner of India, Malay Mishra, on July 25. The objective of the centre is to promote and spread the awareness of Ayurveda, along with other traditional medicine systems, including Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (for which the acronym AYUSH stands). In a press release, the Indian High Commission said the centre would also complement the Ayurveda Chair to be set up in the University of the West Indies by September, for which a memorandum of understanding has been signed last January between India and T&T. source:http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2012-07-30/tt-gets-world’s-second-ayush-centre

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  • 29 Jul 2012
  • Homeopathy education in Bangladesh
  • In order to have a proper study about the homeopathy education and research in Bangladesh, the Ministry of Health and Family Planning of Government of India sent a medical team comprising of higher officials that included Dr Asish Dutta, assistant secretary (CCH) and Dr Kumar Vivekananda, research officer (CCRH) to Bangladesh for a weeklong visit from July 15 to July 21.
  • According to a reliable source, the Bangladesh government has requested the Government of India to consider the homeopathy degree of Bangladesh as equivalent to that of India so that the students of the neighbouring country could come to India to pursue their post graduation studies on the subject.
  • The team visited different institutions of Homeopathy across the country of Bangladesh. After interacting with the high officials of institutions and the Bangladesh government, the team came back to India who would submit their report to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning soon. Dr Dutta and Dr Kumar also visited the manufacturing industries of homeopathic medicine and evaluated the techniques of making the drugs.
  • It can here be recollected that Dr Asish Dutta is from Paikan Deopara village of Hailakandi district. He is the son of late Avodh Chandra Dutta.
  • source:http://www.sentinelassam.com/cachar/story.php?sec=2&subsec=12&id=126185&dtP=2012-07-28&ppr=1

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  • 26 Jul 2012
  • Recognition for Homeopathy in Nepal
  •  Indian government has recognised Nepal's homeopathic therapy studies.The recognition has been given on the special initiative of the Nepal Homeopathic Medical Association Central Office, Biratnagar.
  • The Central Council of Homeopathy has given recognition to the bachelor level degrees of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) of Nepal's Purbanchal University (PU) Biratnagar, the Association said.
  • The Indian government recognised the curriculum of PU from its Academic Committee. Some 56 doctors have passed from the Biratnagar Homeopathic College so far. Now, even the Indian students can study in Nepal after the recognition.
  • source:http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Nepal's+homeopathic+therapy+gets+India's+nod&NewsID=341062

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  • 26 Jul 2012
  • AYUSH homeopathic doctors reinstated 
  • The UP government on Wednesday reinstated 2,000 ayurvedic, unani and homeopathy (Ayush) doctors whose services had been terminated by the Mayawati government. The BSP government had justified its stand saying that these doctors were not of much use as there was no budget to buy medicines prescribed by them.
  • But the Akhilesh Yadav government believes that Ayush doctors could be used to tackle the crisis of shortage of doctors up to some extent.
  • "At present, the state cadre has around 9,500 doctors against a sanctioned strength of 13,500. This huge gap can be fulfilled up to some extent by Ayush doctors," said a health official.
  • "These doctors would at least save the common man from the clutches of quacks," he added.
  • source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/2000-doctors-sacked-by-Maya-govt-reinstated/articleshow/15151266.cms


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  • 25 Jul 2012
  • Issues at Dr Abhin Chandra Homeopathic Medical
  • College Students of Dr Abhin Chandra Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday set a two-day deadline for the college authorities to take steps to revaluate the back papers of seven students, who flunked the tests. "We gave a memorandum to the principal requesting him to facilitate rechecking of papers of the seven students. If our demand is not fulfilled within two days, we will protest," said Soumya Ranjan Pani, a student.
  • college principal Dr Surya Narayan Mishra said "I have communicated the demand of students to the examination controller of Utkal University, which evaluated the papers," He also lodged a complaint against unknown students, who vandalized the college property on Monday.
  • "The college is reeling under a series of problems like staff shortage, poor infrastructure and academic atmosphere," Pradhan said. Principal Dr Mishra said steps are being taken to improve infrastructure in the college.
  • Students demanded ouster of two college teachers, who allegedly threatened them to spoil their career in the past. "College authorities purposely targeted us because we had been raising our voice against poor teaching facility here. They had threatened not to spare us in the examination," said another student.
  • source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Homeo-students-set-deadline-for-re-checking/articleshow/15135439.cms
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  • 24 Jul 2012
  • AYUSH doctors temporarily withdraw strike
  • Practitioners of AYUSH (Ayurveda,Yoga, Unani, Sidda and Homeopathic), who had been protesting for the past three days seeking an amendment to the rules that will allow them to administer allopathic drugs in emergencies, withdrew their strike on Monday. The withdrawal is temporary and followed Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar’s assurance that the issues raised by them would be discussed in the Assembly on Tuesday. The message was passed on to them by health minister Aravind Limbavali.
  • Dr N.A. Magadum, President, AYUSH Federation of India, Karnataka Chapter, said: “On Monday, Mr Limbavali arrived at the strike venue in the Freedom Park and assured us that our demand will be discussed in the Assembly on Tuesday and action will be taken immediately.” Meanwhile, if it does not materialise then we would again begin with our protest, he added.
  • source:http://www.asianage.com/bengaluru/ayush-practitioners-withdraw-stir-197

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  • 23 Jul 2012
  • Cancer Remedy by Dr Mathur 
  • Explanation sought by the Supreme Court from the ministry of health and family welfare as to why it was averse to holding clinical trial of a homoeopathic medicine, apparently meant to cure cancer patients.
  • According to the PIL Gurgaon based Dr Mathur has been treating cancer patients with the medicine since 1999 after he got it patented with the government. He had also been issued license to manufacture and sell the medicine.
  • “Even if there is 10%t chance of its (medicine) success, you must go ahead with it,"a bench of Justice BS Chauhan and Justice Swatanter Kumar said while hearing public interest litigation (PIL) wanting a court direction to the government to “commission research for homoeopathic composition for cure of cancer.”
  • Moved by World Homeopathic Development Organisation, the PIL claims the drug, invented by Dr AM Mathur, could be an efficacious, cost effective and safe alternative treatment for cancer patients. The petition was moved following the doctor’s failure to convince ministry of health and family welfare’s department of Ayush and Central Council for Research in Homeopathy to hold clinical trial and promote it for cancer treatment.
  • Though SC has also appointed a senior advocate to assist the court in adjudicating the PIL, it wants government’s official response to the petition. In reply to Dr Mathur’s representation the Ministry apparently stated that it did not promote inventions by private doctors.
  • “With the help of aforesaid medicine invented by him, he had successfully treated and cured thousands of patients suffering from various kinds of cancers after they were declared incurable by different allopathic institutions,” the PIL stated.
  • The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy had refused to take up Dr Mathur’s invention as it does not have facility of hospitals for clinical research, the petitioner claimed.
  • source:http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/SC-Homeopathic-drug-to-treat-cancer/Article1-893747.aspx


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  • 22 Jul 2012
  • Kashmir failed to promote homeopathy,says health Minister
  • Stating that private practice by doctors is unfortunate, Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma Monday said successive regimes in the State have failed to promote homeopathic system of treatment in the State.
  • “60 per cent world population still believes in homeopathic system of treatment and only 40 per cent prefer allopathic treatment. But unfortunately, the successive governments in the State have ignored homeopathic system of treatment and have failed to promote it,” Sharma said during an inaugural function of 50-bed Unani Hospital at Shalteng.
  • The health minister said present government was serious in promoting the homeopathic system. “The government has taken several projects in hand to build adequate infrastructure for its promotion in last three years. We need to promote this system of treatment as it is without any side effects.
  • He expressed surprise over private practice of some doctors. “The government pays doctors handsomely, more than any other profession, yet they indulge in private practice. It is is unfortunate and painful”, he said.
  • source:http://www.risingkashmir.in/news/govts-failed-to-promote-homeopathy-sharma-30369.aspx



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  • 16 Jul 2012
  • Karnataka AYUSH doctors for strike
  • Nearly 25,000 doctors affiliated to AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) Federation of India’s Karnataka branch are planning to go on an indefinite strike from today unless the government allows them to prescribe some common allopathic drugs for emergency cases. A list of 20 common emergency allopathic drugs helpful in treating emergency cases and vetted by high powered committee that includes eminent heart surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty has been sent to the government for approval.
  • Nearly 14 states including Maharashtra have already made these changes. “Our single point charter of demand for agitation starting from July 20 is for the government to make it legal for AYUSH fraternity to give allopathic drugs,” he said. Repeated representations to authorities concerned had not elicited any favourable response so far, he said, adding that there is no equivalent medicine in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidda and Homeopathic (AYUSH) systems of medicine to treat emergency cases such as high fever or wheezing. source:http://health.india.com/news/after-maha-karnatakas-ayush-docs-go-on-strike-over-allopathic-drugs-issue/comment-page-1/#comment-19749

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  • 16 Jul 2012
  • Tripura to set up New Homeopathic Colleges 
  • The Tripura government has decided to set up three more professional colleges.the government will set up these colleges mainly of Dental, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic disciplines in public-private partnership (PPP) models. “The ayurvedic college will be established at Udaipur, the homeopathic college at Kailasahar in northern Tripura and the dental college in Agartala,” said Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty . He said many private organisations from India had submitted bids expressing their keenness to set up the colleges.
  • The minister said: “For the ayurvedic and homeopathic colleges, the central government has sanctioned Rs.8.10 crore. The state has allotted land for setting up of the three 50-seater medical colleges.” With the establishment of two medical colleges with 100 seats each in six years, Agartala has the distinction of being the only city in the northeast to have two medical colleges.
  • source:http://health.india.com/news/tripura-to-set-up-dental-ayurvedic-homeopathic-colleges/


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  • 15 Jul 2012
  • NRHM has spend 96% of its fund for Ernakulam
  •  National Rural Health Mission spent 96% of its fund allotted to Ernakulam during 2011-12. Of the Rs 67.36 crore allotted, Rs 64.52 crore was used for various projects, including neo-natal healthcare and vaccination programmes.
  • NRHM district manager Dr K V Beena said, 40 medical camps were organized last year, attended by 47,219 patients. Last year, five laparoscopic tubectomy camps and two non-scalpel vasectomy camps were organized. Around 8,567 women and 302 men underwent sterilization. Special clinics to address issues faced by adolescents were opened in Paravur and Fort Kochi taluk hospitals. Teen-clubs were opened in five colleges in association with National Service Scheme. Each was allotted Rs 10,000.
  • NRHM appointed 65 doctors and 92 nurses in various hospitals on contract basis. Three mobile medical units were set up for patients in remote areas. It funded two floating hospitals to cater to Valanthakkad and Kadamakkudy islands and a mobile medical unit in Kuttampuzha.
  • source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/National-Rural-Health-Mission-spent-96-of-its-Ernakulam-fund/articleshow/14916214.cms
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  • 13 Jul 2012
  • Study Pharmacology to practice Allopathy- says Maharashtra 
  • Maharashtra government today told the Legislative Assembly that doctors wanting to practice allopathy should study pharmacology subject and an ordinance to this effect will be promulgated next month.
  • Replying to a calling attention notice on the issue of demand of homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy since there is shortage of allopathic doctors in rural areas, state Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit said it was not possible legally to allow medicos to practice a medicine which they have not studied.
  • "Unani, homeopathy and others doctors wishing to practice allopathy should study pharmacology. It will be a full course of one year and they will be allowed to practice only after they clear the examination," the minister said.
  • Accordingly, Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961 will be amended.
  • He said the Homeopathy Council in Delhi has been requested to include the subject of pharmacology in the homeopathy curriculum.
  • source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Homeopaths-can-practice-allopathy-after-studying-Maharashtra-government/articleshow/14863954.cms

  • What Dr. Hahnemann has said?  see here

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  • 06 Jul 2012
  • Remove NRHM Mission Director-says SFI 
  • Imphal:Students Federation of India (SFI) has demanded removal of Devesh Deval from the post of Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) over alleged charges of deceitfully misusing funds. Addressing media persons at its office at Paona Bazaar today, Th Mocha, President, SFI, Manipur State Council, asserted that implementation of NRHM has become a complete failure on account of poor administrative ability of Devesh Deval and his insincere attitude towards implementation of the scheme.
  •  There have been various Mission Directors of NRHM in the state, but such insincere attitude and unprofessional attitude was never witnessed, he added. Mocha further alleged that Devesh Deval has been giving away the salaries of the NRHM staffs at his own disposal. The staffs are divided into Management Support Staff and Technical Support Staff at the time of paying their salaries violating the norms and pay structures of the Finance Department.
  • He has also been cheating the staffs by using one Performance Base Honorarium strategy which is introduced by himself. The student body has also submitted a nine-point memorandum to the Chief Minister, Home Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare in this regard. source:Hueiyen News Service 

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  • 05 Jul 2012
  • Strike to be launched by AYUSH doctors from July 20 
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  • Pressing to be allowed to prescribe allopathic medicines during emergencies, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) doctors have threatened to launch an indefinite strike across the State from July 20. 
  • Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, office-bearers of the Ayush Federation of India, Karnataka, said the decision to go on a Statewide strike was taken as there had been no positive development on the issue. They said that from July 20, AYUSH doctors in all the district centres and other places would close their clinics and hospitals and begin an indefinite strike. “The AYUSH institutions and students have extended support to us,” they said.
  •  According to them, the syllabi of the AYUSH medical systems is uniform across the country, and 12 State governments have already permitted AYUSH doctors to prescribe allopathic medicines during medical emergencies. source:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article3557043.ece

  • What Dr. Hahnemann has said?  see here

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  • 04 Jul 2012
  • NRHM funds allocation based on performance 

  • For the first time ever, funds allocated to states under the country's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) will be cut by almost 15% if they fail to place doctors and health workers (even on contractual basis) to districts with the worst health index. 
  • States will also have to post performance audits of health facilities online, failing which up to 7.5% of their total outlay will be deducted. For the first time, NRHM's programme implementation plan (PIP) for the year 2012-13 has put in place incentives to reward high performing states and also punish those who fail. Rational and equitable deployment of manpower (doctors, nurses, ANMs) has been given the highest priority failing which states will be financially penalized. 
  • Gupta added, "We are in the process of bringing about basic systemic reforms in NRHM so that our investments receive appropriate returns. We are pushing states towards providing free medicines to all patients. I expect by the end of next year, majority of the states would start providing free generic medicines. Public health cadre is vital to run health programmes on the ground and states which don't have one will be given extra funds if they introduce such a cadre." NRHM has been allocated Rs 20,400 crore for the year 2012-13. 
  • Gupta said, "As against national targets, we have now put in place state specific goals regarding maternal mortality rate, total fertility rate, family planning and infant mortality. We are also focusing on targeted application of resources as NRHM's main agenda is critical gap filling." source:http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-25/india/32408445_1_nrhm-national-rural-health-mission-cashless-delivery



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  • 30 jun 2012
  • Government is proposing a new National Urban Health Mission to focus.
  •  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government is proposing a new National Urban Health Mission to focus on the health challenges of people in towns and cities while it would continue the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for another five years. Delivering his address at the third convocation of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) here, Singh said: "Our government has decided to continue the National Rural Health Mission for the next five years. We are now proposing a new National Urban Health Mission in order to focus on the health challenges in our towns and our cities." Referring to NRHM introduced seven years back with the challenges of high mortality rates of infants, pregnant women and where two thirds of health expenditure is met by people, Singh expressed satisfaction that "the scheme has shown that health indicators can be improved with concerted focus on public health systems at primary and secondary levels". "Infant and maternal mortality rates have fallen and institutional deliveries have increased. But much more needs to be done and there is a large unfinished agenda of providing affordable healthcare for all our people," he remarked. source:http://www.deccanherald.com/content/260763/government-proposing-national-urban-health.html



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  • 27 jun 2012
  • UK medicines legislation (including for homeopathy) is being consolidated.
  • UK medicines legislation (including for homeopathy) is being consolidated. The law is not being changed. The consolidation will happen through the Human Medical Regulations 2012, which were due to come into force in July 2012. They will be laid under the negative resolution procedure. Some homeopathic practitioners are concerned that following the consolidation the law will be enforced. They believe that this could end the sale of unauthorised homeopathic medicines over the internet and telephone. They are seeking a change in UK law. In 2010 the Science and Technology Select Committee examined Government policy on homeopathy. It found that homeopathic products are placebos, it questioned whether their use in the NHS was ethical and it called for changes to their regulation. The report received vociferous support and opposition from a number of groups. The Government responded that it agreed with “many” of the Committees conclusions, but it rejected substantive changes to regulation 
  • source:http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06350



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  • 25 Jun, 2012
  • The AYUSH Department of Madhya Pradesh giving Homeopathic prophylactic for malaria 
  • The AYUSH Department of Madhya Pradesh government is launching a widespread campaign from June 15 with the objective of preventing recurrence of malaria outbreak like last year in Sidhi district. Under the campaign launched by the state government, homoeopathic medicines will be administered door-to-door. The decision to distribute homeopathic was taken as it has provided effective in prevention of malaria. source:http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-14/bhopal/32234661_1_malaria-medicines-sidhi-district

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