AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik said in a written reply in Parliament that a total of 22 proposals have been received during 2015 from various institutions (private as well as government) in the various states/UTs for the opening of new Homoeopathy medical colleges and 63 proposals for Ayurveda
India for a structured central regulatory regime for AYUSH drugs
The government is considering setting up a structured central regulatory regime for AYUSH drugs, Lok Sabha was informed today.
“Government has considered setting up of a structured central regulatory regime for AYUSH drugs,” AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik said in a written reply in Parliament.
He said that the current proposal is to have a vertical structure for AYUSH in the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
The minister added that, presently, the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, and rules thereunder have exclusive provisions for AYUSH drugs, which are enforced by the state governments.
For regulating the practice of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) medicine, the government has established the Central Council of Indian Medicine and Central Council of Homoeopathy under the provisions of Indian Medicine Centr ..
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