Central Council of Indian Medicine ordered closure of 84 ayurveda colleges this year: president

Ved Prakash Tyagi, president of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), on Saturday said that the council was committed to ensuring quality education in colleges teaching Indian systems of medicine, and closing down all bogus colleges in the country.

He was speaking at the Shishyopanayana, a ceremony to welcome new students, at the SDM College of Ayurveda here.

Dr. Tyagi said that this year, the council ordered closure of 84 ayurveda colleges in the country, of which 21 were in Karnataka. “There are neither teachers nor students in these colleges. We have ordered their closure and they have moved court. The council will go up to the Supreme Court, if necessary, and fight for closure of bogus colleges,” he said.

He added that the council wouldn’t mind even if only 30 good ayurveda colleges were functional in the country, instead of hundreds of bogus colleges.

The council would take stern action against such colleges.

Dr. Tyagi said that the Union government was contemplating permitting ayurveda practitioners to use allopathic medicines in an emergency.

Principal Secretary, Medical Education, K.S. Prabhakar said the State government had constituted a committee, under the chairmanship of the Additional Chief Secretary, to look into ayurvedic practitioners’ demand for permission to use allopathic medicines in an emergency.

‘I will collect opinions’

“As a member of the committee, I will collect opinions from the faculty of ayurvedic medical colleges and postgraduate students and convey them to the committee,” he said. He told students not to compare their careers and earnings with that of allopathic doctors.

Vanitha Muralikumar, vice-president of CCIM; Prasanna N. Rao, principal of SDM College; and Shamya Gubbi, artist, were present.


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