Shortage of funds and lack of centralised research facilities in Andhra Pradesh is affecting clinical research and overall growth of in homoeopathy profession in the state.
The quality of education is poor due to lack of qualified faculty and required research infrastructure in the state.
The doctors demanded that more funds be allocated for research and also more colleges and institutes be brought under the ambit of research so that a wider data base will be available to develop new drugs to deal with increasing patterns of resistance to disease.
At present Andhra Pradesh is facing acute shortage of teaching faculty in the homoeopathy colleges in the state. About 100 professor posts are lying vacant in the four government homoeopathy colleges in Andhra Pradesh. The state government had not taken any action regarding filling these posts during the past six years, because of which the quality of homoeopathy teaching in the state is degrading.
Of these four colleges, each college requires 25 professors but no one has been appointed yet and the department of Ayush is passing time with temporary lecturers, which is having an adverse impact on the students.
Currently Andhra Pradesh has only 200 seats in four government and two private colleges. When compared to the huge demand for medical education, the current capacity of homoeopathy medical colleges is too little. Parents and students in the state are demanding the government to increase the intake of the seats and enable more students to enter the homoeopathy medical profession.
However, on the other hand the department of Ayush claims that it does not have enough funds for salaries of permanent teachers. “Lack of sufficient funds is restricting the government to appoint regular professors, very soon we are hoping that the finance department will make proper provisions to appoint regular professors,” says Ayush Commissioner Vasuki.[Source]