Kerala for a separate Department for Ayush Drugs Control Administration

The government of Kerala will soon approve formation of an exclusive Department for Drugs Control Administration for Ayush to oversee the functioning of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems (DCA Ayush).ayush kerala

Presently, the Ayush drugs control administration is under the control of the allopathy drugs controller and a deputy drugs controller has been given the charge for management of the office. Present system puts the administration of the Ayush always in trouble, according to sources.

Sources close to the Department of Ayush said once the department of drugs control is formed, it can attract more funds from state and central pools and the administrative machineries can be strengthened much. Last year, the Ayurveda Medical Manufacturers’ Organisation of India (AMMOI) had approached the government with a demand to create a separate department for Ayush drugs control administration and their proposal was considered by the ministry of health. The proposal of AMMOI had also come for discussion in the last assembly session. Now the government has recognized the formation of the department in principle and the official announcement will come shortly, said the source.

At present Kerala has 850 manufacturing companies for Ayush medicines and 40 per cent of them are engaged in export business. About 110 companies are in contract manufacturing.

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