Karnataka department of Ayush is badly hit by paucity of the required qualified staff to man its existing infrastructure including hospitals and colleges.
The estimated shortage is pegged at 50 per cent for teaching staff in the six colleges, three in ayurveda, one each in unani, homoeopathy and nature cure. The department too is facing a dearth of drug inspectors.
The department covering ayurveda, unani, siddha, homoeopathy requires drugs inspectors too.
The state is home to 171 ayurveda companies, two units manufacturing unani and 10 homoeopathy companies engaged in the production of medicines. [Course]