CCIM: ban admissions to ayurvedic colleges

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The apex body of the ayurvedic and unani colleges in the country has lashed out at the State Government for allowing admission of students to substandard ayurvedic colleges in Karnataka.

The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), in its petition before the Karnataka High Court, wants admissions to ayurvedic colleges banned this year.

In its petition, the CCIM has squarely laid the blame on admissions to substandard colleges on the Department of Medical Education, the Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, Homeoepathy (Ayush) and the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).

The CCIM said it is empowered to monitor and regulate colleges offering courses in Ayurveda and Indian systems of medicine. It said the students were being admitted and colleges permitted to operate in spite of serious infrastructure defects. It warned that such substandard colleges could produce bad doctors who could “pose a serious health hazard to the well-being of the people”.