Special Correspondent

Plea to set up directorate for homoeopathy in every StateEfforts to tackle brain fever through homoeo medicine

HYDERABAD: The two-day 14th national homoeopathic conference began here on Saturday with a call by Justice J. Chalameswar of the High Court seeking to convince people on the need for

'economic medicare' with no side-effects.

At the inaugural session, he said homoeopathy could be an alternative health care system because of its economic value to people, a majority of them below the poverty line. An inexpensive alternative had become necessary with allopathy becoming costly.

Call to homoeopaths

He suggested that homoeopaths work towards providing answers to people's health problems and pave way for wider acceptability of homoeopathy. He presented Dr. Hahnemann Award to B.D. Patel of Bangalore, Dr. B.K. Bose Memorial National Best Teacher Award to S.M. Singh of Allahabad and Best Principal Award to A.N. Bhasme of Beed (Maharashtra).

G. Ramakrishna, Additional Director (Homoeopathy), said the State Government released Rs. 33 lakhs for distributing homoeo medicine to tackle Japanese encephalitis. C.P. Singh, president, and Anurudh Verma, secretary, Research Society of Homoeopathy, which is organising the conference with the Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Homoeopathic Medical Officers' Association, pleaded for an end to disparity between allopathy and homoeopathy and creation of a directorate of homoeopathy.