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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Medical Council of India (MCI) moots Licentiate Test for MBBS graduates

In a major shift from the 60-year-old tradition in medical education in the country, those who wish to practice in future would have to follow up their MBBS course with a licentiate examination.

The idea is to allow only those who clear the licentiate India Medical Graduates (IMG) degree  test, after a one-year internship, to do medical practice in the country. This is part of the crucial reforms mooted by the Medical Council of India (MCI) which will come up for discussion at the national summit to be held at Manekshaw Centre, Parade Road, Delhi, on September 12.

If the proposals are accepted, MBBS graduates would have to complete a one-year internship in a hospital for appearing for the licentiate examination.

Director of Medical Education (Kerala) Dr V Geetha told Express that the principals from medical colleges in the State have been invited to the meet.

They are expected to give suggestions based on the local needs of the state, she said.

Other sources also said that the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) had suggested some alternatives to some of the proposals included in the draft reforms. One of the main suggestion put forward by the MCI is the abolition of entrance examination for PG courses.

Students will be selected for the PG courses on the basis of the marks obtained at the MBBS level and the marks obtained in the internship to get the IMG. Students for the PG courses will be selected from a national-level merit list, prepared after taking into account the marks obtained in the theory test and in the licentiate test.

The MCI is planning to implement the new reforms as optional from 2013 and want to make it mandatory from 2017.

Students in the under-graduate level will have to do a foundation course for two months comprising of medical ethics, communication, health economics, biohazards and environmental issues,in tune with the proposed reforms.

For the PG programme, the suggestion is for introducing a new two-year M Med scheme.

After obtaining M Med, students will have the option of getting MD, dual degrees, PhD and DM.

As per the draft paper of the MCI, the number of examinations of MBBS will be reduced from four to three. 

The KUHS had suggested that all subjects now taught for MBBS course like Forensic medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology have to be retained. KUHS has suggested adding a few more subjects such as ethics and geriatrics to the curriculum of the course.

Another KUHS suggestion is that many subjects which have been proposed as electives like Immunology, Genetics, Human Nutrition and Emergency Medicine should be made compulsory subjects.

 What about Our Council  CCH ??

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Friday, August 26, 2011

The National Council for Human Resources in Health Draft Bill

The NCHRH ( National council of human resource for health)  is likely to be introduced in parliament in the winter session

The Centre has proposed to set up an independent National Council for Human Resources on Health (NCHRH), which will subsume five existing health councils, including the powerful Medical Council of India, to generate quality healthcare professionals. 

A 15-member task force headed by Union Health Secretary Naresh Dayal has suggested introducing new legislation in Parliament to pave the way for the NCHRH. The bill may be expected in the coming winter session.

Once the new over-arching council is in place, the Pharmacy Council, Dental Council, Nursing Council and Rehabilitation Council besides the all powerful MCI—all created through various acts of Parliament between 1948 and 1992— will cease to exist. 

“Professional councils were set up by the statutes of Parliament to regulate the practice of their respective profession. However, many of these councils serve as little more than lobby groups for their members and have not served India’s health goals well,” says a ministerial note on the NCHRH in possession with Deccan Herald.

The 11-member NCHRH will look after both undergraduate and post-graduate health education. It is mandated to maintain a live electronic register of health professionals so that the exact number of doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists are known.

The NCHRH plans to revamp the medical education system by proposing national level exit examination at post-graduate level to begin with.

The NCHRH is aimed at keeping the entire gamut of medical education with the Health Ministry. 

It is being given an additional push by the ministry after the proposed All India Council for Higher Education headed by Yash Pal recommended bringing all tertiary education—including medical education— under a common regulatory umbrella. While there was a tussle between the ministries of health and HRD over the control of medical education sector till about a month back, it is learnt that the balance has tilted in favour of health, 
thanks to the intervention from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Setting up the council is one of the items in Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s 100 days agenda. The NCHRH chairman and secretary will be selected by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet that will take the decision on the advice of a selection panel.

The selection panel will consist of cabinet secretary, principal secretary to the PM, health secretary and two technical experts. The NCHRH chairman will have a fixed term of three years. A search committee convened by the health secretary will shortlist 33 names for the NCHRH out of which the final eleven will be chosen by the selection panel.

The NCHRH will be constituted as a compact autonomous body independent of government control with adequate powers including quasi-judicial ones. An advisory body will guide the council.

Can we have one for Homoeopathy??

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Varsity pulls allopathy out of Indian medicine

CHENNAI: The allopathy versus traditional medicine crossfire in Tamil Nadu has intensified, with the MGR Medical University pulling out the allopathy content from the traditional medicine syllabus and the Central Council for Indian Medicine(CCIM) threatening to withdraw recognition for such courses. 

Caught in melee are 1,200-odd students of siddha, unani, ayurveda and homeopathy courses under the MGR university . The university had deleted allopathy portions from the undergraduate syllabus of traditional medicine courses this year as it wanted to curb traditional medicine practitioners from prescribing allopathic drugs.

CCIM, which prescribes the curriculum and syllabus for courses, is not too pleased. "If the university changes the syllabus , it would be a clear violation of the provisions of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970," CCIM secretary P R Sharma said. CCIM has demanded that the university reintroduce the removed syllabus within 30 days failing which it will withdraw recognition and the state council will be asked not to register students passing out of the university .

University officials confirmed the revision in syllabus. University vice-chancellor Dr Mayil Vahanan Natarajan said the decision to prune the syllabus was taken on the basis of inputs from six senior allopathic doctors. "We have reduced syllabus for MBBS by 20% because we found that students face an overload of information . In Indian medicine stream, we cut down on the syllabus because we thought there were too many irrelevant things," he said. Dr Natarajan said the varsity is planning to change the nomenclature of the degrees it awarded to Indian medicine graduates.

Now, an undergraduate in Ayurveda will no more be Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) but only Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine (BAM). "Why should they be called surgeons when they don't do any surgery?," he said.

Tamil Nadu State Medical Council president Dr M Prakasam welcomed the university decision. "I am glad the purity of Indian medicine is restored . Allowing non-allopathic doctors to prescribe modern medicines and conduct surgery amounts to state-sponsored quackery," he said.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

UP PSC Lecturer, Reader Professor in Homoeopathy 2011

Number of vacancies : 
Lecturer in Anatomy : 7 posts
Lecturer in Medicine : 2 posts
Lecturer in surgery : 4 posts
Lecturer in community medicine : 2
One Carry forwarded post of Professor Materia 
Two Carry forwarded posts of Lecturer Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 
One Carry forwarded post of Professor Materia Medica
One Post of Residential Medical Officer
Last date of application : 05.09.2011
Last date of application fee in bank : 02.09.11

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

What AYUSH report - 2010 means to homoeopathy?

Similimateam presents the abstract  – read and analyse this report
Department of AYUSH has released its annual report 'AYUSH in India - 2010' recently.
What it means to homoeopathy? 
Whether the department gives importance to homoeopathy or not? 
These are the questions this author tried to explore from the report.

Registered practitioners, hospitals and education
Number registered homoeopathy practitioners has gone up to 246,772 from 239,285 in 2008. In 2007 it was 217,860). Compounded annual growth rate for the period 1993-2010 is 2-5%. Homoeopathic doctors contribute approximately 31.4% of total AYUSH doctors. As far as Government Hospitals are concerned, homoeopathic hospitals contribute close to 7.5% of total number of AYUSH hospitals. In respect to number of beds, Homoeopathy constitutes 15.4%. Whereas ayurveda hospitals constitute around 75% and number of beds constitute 71.5%. Homoeopathic CGHS dispensaries are 35, more than any other AYUSH system. Homoeopathic dispensaries under national institutes and research councils are 30, more than any other AYUSH system. Gujarat (6.7%), Karnataka (8.8%), Kerala (13.3%), MP (8.3%), Maharashtra (18.8%) and West Bengal (5.0%) contribute 60.9% of the total homoeopathy hospitals by state governments in India.

It is interesting to know that India has got 2102 homoeopaths per crore population. This figure is much lower than other systems. But among the AYUSH systems, homoeopathy has got highest number of admission for under-graduation with 12371 capacity of candidates. Though the capacity is more, we all know that there are many seats unfilled every year. One can hope that the new measures taken by the department of AYUSH by sending direction to CCH to act on poor institutes will effect in this respect. 

States with capacity more than 500 under-graduate candidates admission are Maharashtra - 3560, MP - 1755, Gujarat - 1525, Karnataka  - 840, Bihar - 810, West Bengal - 693, Rajastan - 515, Tamil Nadu - 500. Academic experts' concerns are not the seat capacity, but the quality of education. 

Homoeopathic manufacturing units
Number of homoeopathic manufacturing units  has drastically reduced to 398 from 571 in 2009, 637 in 2008 and 685 in 2007. The  reason may the implementation of GMP, which is not affordable to small manufacturers. But the quality of medicines have improved. Out of 398 homoeopathic manufacturing units, 199 are GMP compliant units and 199 are non-GMP compliant units, exactly 50% each. I wonder how there are still 50% non-GMP complied units exist when the GMP is mandatory for every single homoeopathic manufacturing unit. It will encourage others too and result in poor quality of medicines. West Bengal has got highest number of homoeopathic manufacturing units - 105, amounting to 26.38% of total HMU.

Expenditure on homoeopathy
Department of AYUSH has invested Rs. 678.97 crore (actual expenditure of the department) in 2009-10. The provisional actual expenditure for 2010-11 is 844.53 crore. There is no differentiation between the systems in the expenditure. However, the expenditure of major institutes helps comparing the spending on homoeopathy with the counterpart institute of other systems. Government has spent 0.09 crores for CCH, whereas 0.34 crores for CCIM (Central Council for Indian Medicine - for all other systems). For Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory it has spent 0.9 crores, whereas for PLIM (Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicines) it has spent 1.76 crores. 

Expenditure for running National Institute of Homoeopathy is 20 crores, what as for National Institute of Ayurveda and National Institute of Siddha is 23 crore. In case of National Institute of Unani Medicine, it is 8.76 crore and, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga and National Institute of Naturopathy put together, it is 12.5 crore. It is obvious that NIH has utilised the fund properly. In respect to research councils, expenditure for CCRH is 29.85 crore, for CCRAS (ayurveda and siddha) is 59 crores, for CCRUM (unani medicine) is 30.95 and for CCRYN (yoga and naturopathy) is 12.5 crores. Homoeopathy has got its due share. 

Exports and imports
Foreign export of AYUSH medicines in the year 2009-10 amounts to Rs. 2887.01 crore. Total import of AYUSH medicines is 346.22 crore. Compounded annual growth rate of export of total AYUSH medicines from 1995-96 to 2009-10 is 12.63%. Rs. 5.58 crores of homoeopathic medicines and Rs. 2.83 crores of biochemic medicines have been exported in 2009-10.

Though the department can give more importance to homoeopathy in respect to hospitals and dispensaries, the expenditure on homoeopathic institutes show that homoeopathy is getting its due share of attention from the government.

The fragmented report can be accessed from the link has compiled all the sections in one pdf file.

No. of registered practitioners of homoeopathy - 246,772 (in 2007-217,860; in 2008-239,285). Average annual growth rate for the period 1993-2010 is 2-5%. Current figure contributes 31.4% of total AYUSH doctors.
•No. of manufacturing units 398, whereas in 2007 it was 685, in 2008 it was 637 and in 2009 it was 571. As you know, WSI had lobbied in the past for GMP through various means. We have even interacted with media people emphasising on GMP. Subsequent to the enforcement, there is a definite improvement in terms of quality of products by other other manufacturers. Small manufacturers who could not afford the cost involved in upgradation, are forced to discontinue their licence.
•As far as Government Hospitals are concerned, Ayurveda hospitals contribute to 75% and Homoeopathic hospitals contribute to 7.5% of total no. hospitals. In respect to no. of beds, Ayurveda 71.5% and Homoeopathy 15.4%.
•But it is interesting to note that homoeopathic CGHS dispensaries are more than ayurveda. Homoeopathy - 35, ayurveda - 33. It is true with homoeopathic dispensaries under national institutes and research councils also. Homoeopathy - 30, ayurveda - 8.
•Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, MP, Maharashtra and West Bengal have got highest contribution to the total number of homoeopathy hospitals by state governments with 6.7%, 8.8%, 13.3%, 8.3%, 18.8% and 5.0% respectively.
•Homoeopathy has got highest no. of admission for under-graduation. Homoeopathy - 12371, ayurveda 11927
•States with capacity more than 500 candidates - Maharashtra - 3560, MP - 1755, Gujarat - 1525, Karnataka  - 840, Bihar - 810, West Bengal - 693, Rajastan - 515, Tamil Nadu 500. We may give priority to these states inn future.
•It is surprising to know that out of 398 homoeopathic manufacturing units (HMU), 199 are GMP compliant units and 199 are non-GMP compliant units. As GMP is mandatory now, I can't understand how non-GMP units exist.
•As we know the highest percentage of HMUs are from West Bengal, amounting to 26.38%.
•Since 2005-06 every year no. of HMU is declining except in 2006-07.
•Department of AYUSH has invested Rs. 678.97 crore (actual expenditure of the department) in 2009-10. The provisional actual expenditure for 2010-11 is 844.53 crore.
•There is no differentiation between the systems in the expenditure. However, we can differentiate between the institutes of these systems. Below table compares the expenditures to the institutes.
•Foreign export of AYUSH medicines in the year 2009-10 amounts to Rs. 2887.01 crore.
•Total import is 346.22 crore.
•Cumulative annual growth rate of export from 1995-96 to 2009-10 is 12.63%.
•Rs. 5.58 crores of homoeopathic medicines and Rs. 2.83 crores of biochemic medicines have been exported in 2009-10.
•Cumulative annual growth rate of export from 1995-96 to 2009-10 is 12.63%.

Compiled by Dr R Valavan
Manager - Scientific Affairs, Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Pvt. Ltd.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Homoeopathy, Ayurveda and other alternative systems of medicine get mediclaim cover

New India Assurance ,Cholamandalam MS General,ICICI Lombard General and many others now offering comprehensive health insurance plans.
Till some time back, health insurance policies used to cover only allopathy treatment while ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy and unani treatments were left out of the ambit. Despite having a comprehensive health insurance plan, individuals who preferred such systems had to pay out of their own pockets.  

These policyholders can now breathe easy as some insurance companies have started including alternative forms of treatment under their cover, especially ayurveda and Homoeopathy. “Ayurveda being the most prevalent of the alternate systems, we have designed a product to cover treatments under ayurvedic hospitalization,” says S S Gopalarathnam, MD, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance. 
While some insurers only offer it under their group policies, others have started offering it to individual health insurance seekers. PSU insurer New India Assurance and standalone health insurance provider Star Health and Allied Insurance are other insurance firms that have started covering ayurvedic treatments under individual policies. ICICI Lombard General Insurance covers it under government scheme and Future Generali Insurance offers it to corporate group insurance buyers. 

“Our policies as such do not cover any other line of treatment besides allopathy. However, in group policies, we do offer tailor-made packages to corporate clients to cover ayurvedic treatment subject to certain conditions,” says Shreeraj Deshpande, head of health insurance at Future Generali. Few insurance policies cover unani treatment. 

How did the need to cover alternative forms of medicine in health insurance arise? According to S S Gopalarathnam, managing director, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance, “During various focus group discussions with customers and agents, we found that for chronic ailments like spondilytis, arthritis and epilepsy, many people preferred alternate streams of treatment such as ayurveda, siddha and homeopathy, etc.” 
Though the coverage has been expanded, there are curbs on the amount and situations under which it can be claimed. 

New India Assurance’s extends cover to individuals undergoing treatment with the help of Ayurvedic, homeopathic and Unani systems of medicine. “Such claims will be covered only to the extent of 25% of sum insured. Also, they need to have availed of the treatment at a government hospital to be eligible for the claim,” informs Segar Sampathkumar, deputy general manager, New India Assurance. 

Similarly, Star Health also covers non-allopathic treatment, except Naturopathy, costs under its Unique Health Insurance Policy, “up to 25% of sum assured or a maximum of Rs 25,000 per occurrence, per year.” 

Chola Individual Health line Insurance policy provides coverage for ayurveda during hospitalization, prior and post hospitalization. A policy holder can get treated in any of the government registered ayurveda hospitals across the country and claim if hospitalized for more than 24 hours. 

Naturopathy treatments are excluded in all policies, while few cover unani and homeopathic. This is because other forms of treatments have no standard treatment protocols and highly varied costs thus making it difficult to actuarially compute the cost to be covered. 

Even under ayurveda, select procedures are covered to ensure people do not misuse a policy for a basic rejuvenation procedure. 

“We do not cover the unani system of medicine. Under ayurveda, hospitalization for panchkarma (five actions) meant to purify the whole body by eliminating accumulated toxins, is covered on a case to case basis,” explains Deshpande. 

It is important to note that there is no standalone cover available for covering alternative treatments. You will have to buy a standard health insurance cover from these select insurers and others who start offering the non-allopathic coverage. 

Before you head for alternative treatment and make a claim, see whether the treatment is listed in the insurance policy document. 
Source: Times of India, 25-07-2011, Delhi edition 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Friday, June 3, 2011

June 2011 issue Latest Homeopathy & Medical News

  • 128 kids died in India after vaccine in 2010, govt can't say why?
  • Aspirin and NSAIDs Might Raise Risk for Diverticulitis and Diverticular Bleeding
  • National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) Survey for Department of AYUSH
  • AYUSH proposed action plan to improve quality of Homeopathic Education 
  • Bajaj group brings yoga, homoeopathy under one roof
  • Homoeopathy neglected in Telngana, say leaders
  • PHCs should have homoeopathy doctors’ 
  • Homoeopathy University. Jaipur rajasthan
  • Homeo students protest jobs to retired professor
  • Centre to curb colleges of traditional medicine 
  • IHMA urges govt to implement United Medical Practitioners Bill 1973 to solve existing problems
  • Lack of state support for homeopathy, say experts 
  • IMA opposes appointment of Ayush doctors at PHCs
  • Scientist Defends Claim of New Pathogen Linked to GM Crops
  • Bacteria Divide People Into 3 Types, Scientists Say
  • Prime Minister Praises Homeopathy as we go from Great Britain to Sad Britain.
  • Montagnier moves to China to continue investigating high dilutions
  • Homeopathy is Good for India - Rajiv Bajaj 
  • Kerala HC stays govt order allowing traditional healers to practise ayurveda without registration
  • Dr Batra's to open 300 clinics in next 3 years 
  • President Patil to inaugurate cancer centre in Wagholi
  • A New Look at General Anesthesia and the Developing Brain
  • 107-yr-old Homeopathy Trust serves over 30 lakh patients
  • 'Homeopathy' Doctor arrested for molesting engineering student
  • Homeopaths are honoured at Commons
  • Choosing C-section may not prevent incontinence
  • Homeopathy under Attack in Australia
  • Does Your Neighborhood Get You Depressed?
  • CDC admits flu vaccines don't work (which is why you need a new one every year
  • The NHS is right to fund homoeopathy
  • Vaccine Prices Disclosed By UNICEF first time
  • Best Medication For ADHD Time For Three Basic Questions
  • Assam unveils AYUSH body to increase effectiveness in medical treatment 
  • Big Pharma attempting to corner the market on medical marijuana
  • Women at 58 to be treated as Senior Citizens from June 1 
  • Drug Marketing Often Targets Med Students: Analysis
  • Too Many Kids Getting Antibiotics for Asthma
  • Is even one of our institutions world class, asks Sibal
  • BMC - Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting
  • Are American children to be used in medical experiments to test anthrax vaccine 
  • More signs diabetes drug linked to bladder cancer
  • Similarities Between Hahnemann and Paracelsus
  • Sunbath boosts Men's Sperm, says Study 
  • Swimmer's Ear Responsible for Nearly a Half Billion in Health Care Costs
  • Vitamin D intake in pregnancy prevents RSV infections in infants
  • Homeopathic Seacure for the relief of canine allergies
  • Ill health' plagues premier homeo college in
  • Scientist addresses global ‘swine flu conspiracy’
  • UK Paediatrician and MSBP Expert Knew Babies Suffered Breathing Problems and Died After Vaccination
  • A Missed Shot: The Failure Of HPV Vaccination State Requirements
  • Homeopathy Is 'Dangerous and Wasteful,' Bioethics Expert Argues
  • If homeopathy is just water and sugar pills, why do doctors get so upset about it?
  • Homeopathic Remedies Finally Available in Slovenia
  • Nonadherence to Antiepileptic Medications in Children
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Procedures is not essential
  • NIH launches Web resource on complementary and alternative medicine
  • Homeopathy a Credible and Effective Health Treatment
  • Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk
  • American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
  • Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks
  • FDA: Don’t buy drugs marketed as antimicrobial dietary supplements
  • Homeopathy cure for prostate gets global signal
  • AYUSH Research Portal

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Latest Homoeopathy Articles- June 2011

  •  AYUSH Research Portal 
  • AYUSH Scholarship for foreign nationals to study Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani 
  • The GER needs to be enhanced substantially to be able to catch up with the developed countries - Professor K. Mohandas 
  • Get ready to Manage Monsoon Diseases with Homeopathy- Dr.Biju S G   
  • The practice of medicine must be based on competence, character and compassion.  
  • Hair falling with miasmatic diagnosis & Homeopathy treatment - Dr. Shivaji Gaur  
  • Where is the Homoeopathic market going to be by year 2050 ? - Rolland Conte 
  • Homoeopaths - Be aware of doses - Anindita jena  
  • Law of Similia - A search through literatures - Dr. Partha P Ray 
  • St. George Cancer Care & Research Center launches Bangalore facility 
  • Homeopathy in Male Infertility - Dr.Talat Javed 
  • Constitutions in Homeopathy - a review of various constitutions & temperaments in terms of miasm & remedial analysis - Dr.Rajaneesh Kumar Sharma 
  • Homoeopathic management in Gynecological disorders - Dr.Tridib Sarkar 
  • Radiation and Homoeopathy -  Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma 
  • An interview with Dr.Navneet Bidani - Health Today 
  • Measuring The Cost of health care -Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
  • Willmar Schwabe India Dilution list March 2011 
  • Willmar Schwabe India Mother Tincture list March 2011 
  • Search Engine Optimisation Guide - Google 
  • The secrets of promoting your website online - VodaHost 
  • Tomato Story 
  • Voluntary certificate scheme (VCS) for AYUSH products & Accreditation of AYUSH hospitals 
  • Department of AYUSH - minutes of annual action plan 2011 
  • Govt. of India proposes action plan to improve quality of Homeopathic Education 
  • Govt. of India Criticized Central Council of Homoeopathy on Standard of Homoeopathy Colleges 
  • Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act & Its implication to homeopaths
  • Toll Free Numbers in India    
  • Bann paracetamol (malayalam) - Dr.C.J.Varghese 
  • What is homeopathy (malayalam) - Dr.C.J.Varghese 
  • The Legal Situation with Regard to the Practice of Homeopathy in Europe  
  • Opinion, Assessment, Evaluation, Outcomes and Conclusions of IIT-B Experiments on Homoeopathy - Dr Sreevals G Menon & K C Chandran Nambiar 
  • The science behind homeopathy- Unraveling the mystery 
  • The Research Evidence Base for Homeopathy 
  • How to write a good scientific paper - Dr. Ayanti Kundu, Dr Kaushik Majumder & Dr. Bhaswat S.Chakraborty 
  • Extreme homeopathic dilutions retain starting materials: A nanoparticulate perspective (Original paper Full) - Prashant Satish Chikramane, Akkihebbal K Suresh, Jayesh Ramesh Bellare & Shantaram Govind Kane 
  • nMaster 2.0 sample size software - CMC Vellore 
  • The Structure Of Liquid Water; Novel Insights From Materials Research; Potential Relevance To Homeopathy - Rustum Roy, W.A. Tiller, Iris Bell & M. R. Hoover 
  • Homeopathic pathogenetic trial of Plumbum metallicum: the complete 2000 trial with a synthesis of the original 1828 trial - Journal of high dilution 
  • Scientific evidence of the homeopathic epistemological model -Journal of high dilution 
  • An evidence Based Homoeopathic treatment protocol of Hepatitis – B - Dr.S.G.Biju 
  • The Antimonium crudum Child 
  • Metals in Homoeopathy - Patrica Le Roux  
  • Analysis and Evaluation of Symptoms of the case for Repertorization 
  • Is it the homeopathic case-taking that helps, or the homeopathic medicine? 
  • Vitellifrom Macular Dystrophy / Best’s Disease - Dr. Avneet Kaur 
  • Varicose vein and Homoeopathy -Dr. Ambreesh Pandey  
  • Evolution of Psora  
  • Homeopathy pharmacy course proposed by Delhi homeopathy board office

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Govt. of India proposes action plan to improve quality of Homeopathic Education

Criticised Homeopathy Colleges for unfair practice at inspection time.
Proposed Action Plan and Many measures to improve the quality of homoeopathic education.
Restricted the recognition of Homoeopathic Medical Colleges for year to year basis.

Department of AYUSH Govt. of India informed the the Central Government that, some colleges have not been complying with the guidelines specified for imparting education in the AYUSH systems of medicine.

Furthermore some colleges have even attempted to indulge in unfair practices to project availability of infrastructures and teachers higher than what actually exists. This is obviously not in the overall interest of either imparting quality education in this sector or each of the student themselves.

Therefore, in order to prevent mushroom growth of Homoeopathic Medical Colleges and to ensure the quality education to the students who are passing out of such colleges and let them have sufficiently effective exposure to the clinical training in the hospitals, the Central Government has taken several measures this year.

Some of the major steps are as follows:-
  •  To check the unfair practices of showing higher than actual number of patients in the hospitals, an extensive proforma for examination of the genuine functioning of the hospitals, like examination of the case sheets of all the IPD patients for the last one year along with the other co-related items such records of Pathological test, X-ray, diet, medicines etc. have been suggested to the CCIM and Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)
  • It has been observed that many colleges in order to get over the deficiencies of teachers and functioning of the hospital requirements as observed by the CCIM/CCH visitors during the inspections of the colleges have started adopting the practices of subsequent submissions of claims of infrastructure availability e.g. teachers/occupancy of hospitals, higher than what has been observed by the visitor on the date of the inspection. In this way it was felt that the sanctity of the entire inspection process was getting vitiated.
  • Similarly, to improve the position on Homoeopathy side, in view of the serious deficiencies as found in respect of teachers and hospitals in course of inspection of the Homoeopathic Medical colleges by the Central Government teams, it has been felt necessary by the Central Government to request CCH to carry out minimum one inspection in a year (as being done in case of ASU colleges) of all the Homoeopathic Medical Colleges.
  • At present Central Government has directed CCH to immediately carry out the latest inspection on the basis of requirement as per Homeopathy (MSE) Regulations, 1983 of the 83 Homoeopathic medical Colleges established during 2004 onwards by 31.5.2011 and for the rest of the colleges by December, 2011
  • Central Government has also decided to stop fresh admissions in such Homoeopathy medical colleges for the academic year 2011-12 which do not fulfil the requirements of infrastructure e.g. teaches, hospitals, equipments etc. as provided in the Homoeopathy (MSE) Regulations.
  • At present the degrees of the recognised Homoeopathy medical colleges/universities are being notified in the Second Schedule of HCC Act, 1973. Such inclusion of the degrees is for the indefinite period and colleges have been misusing this provision and have been found to be quite sub- standard and lacking grossly in availability of the infrastructure requirement.
  • Therefore the Central Government has also decided to restrict the recognition of Homoeopathic Medical Colleges for year to year basis so that on the basis of inspection as to be carried out by the CCH the compliance of provisions of Homoeopathy (MSE) Regulations, 1983 may be ensured effectively.
  • Further, it has been also observed by the Central Government that because of deficiencies creeping into the system such as repeated submissions of claims by the colleges of having higher number of teachers/hospital data etc., the process of grant of permission has been getting delayed every year and has been causing uncertainties for the students. Therefore, to overcome such difficulties the Central Government has decided to complete the process of grant/denial of permission by 31 st July, 2011.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wonderful story of Homeopathy in Kerala

Everything First in Kerala
In the field of Homoeopathy, its development in health care, education, research and popularity among the masses, Kerala can blissfully boast of a series of Firsts in India that can be uniquely observed in the following :
  • The first State (erstwhile Travancore) to recognise Homoeopathy officially as an authenticated and approved system of medicine in 1928.
  • The first State in establishing a Homoeopathic Dispensary in the public sector (1957).
  • The first State to adopt a policy to promote Homoeopathy on par with other systems of medicine viz., Allopathy and Ayurveda by starting one Homoeopathic dispensary each in every Panchayat (1968).
  • The first State to start ESI dispensaries and hospital in Homoeopathy under a Homoeopath as its Dy. Director.
  • The first State to establish Homoeopathic Clinics in the State Secretariat and Legislator Complex
  • The first State to introduce Homoeopathy in Prisons
  • The first State to provide health care facilities through Homoeopathy to the Pilgrims - Haj, Shabari Mala etc..
  • The first State in establishing a 50 bedded Homoeopathic Hospital in the public sector (1960).
  • The first State to establish Hospitals in all its Districts
  • The only State to have the maximum number of Hospital beds.
  • The only State to have the maximum number of Para Medical staff in the field of Homoeopathy
  • The first State in forming separate Directorate for Homoeopathy with a Homoeopath as the Director (1973).
  • The first State to have District Medical Officer in all its Districts
  • The first State to start a Homoeopathic Pharmacy (manufacturing unit) under co-operative sector shared by the State Govt. (1974).
  • The first State in providing clinical facilities in Govt. Homoeo Hospitals for giving training to students of Homoeopathy (1960).
  • The first State in establishing Degree College in Homoeopathy (1975).
  • The first State to admit Students in degree courses through Common Entrance Examination 
  • The first State to fix the minimum qualification for teachers as a degree or its equivalent in Homoeopathic degree colleges – 1983.
  • The only State where the external degrees - BHMS & MD (Hom) are not recognised for the teaching profession.
  • The first State to form separate Faculty of Homoeopathy with Board of Studies in all the three general Universities. (1976 – 1984).
  • The first State to start regular P.G. course in Homoeopathy (1990 – 1991)
  • The first and the only one State in India to set up a P.G. Board of Studies in the University of Kerala for Homoeopathy (1995).
  • The first State to separate homoeopathic education from the Dept. of Homoeopathic health services (1981).
  • The first State to grant stipend to internees in Homoeopathy and to give parity in internship allowance / P.G. allowance with that of allopathy and ayurveda students.
  • The first State to implement the direct payment system to all employees of the private Homoeopathic Medical Colleges on par with their counterparts in Govt. Colleges (in 1995)
  • The first State to sanction the AICTE scale of pay to the teaching faculty of homoeopathic medical colleges in 1997.
  • The first State to wind up Diploma course in Homoeopathy (1989)
  • The first State giving all the service benefits with full salary to the Teachers during the entire period of higher studies in Homoeopathy(1992)
  • The only State to have a Homoeopath as the Controller of Exams of the Health University- KUHS
  • The first and the only State having a Central Research Institute in Homoeopathy under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
  • The first and the only State having a Mental Hospital in Homoeopathy
  • The first State to form an Epidemic Control Cell (RAECH) at State level in Homoeopathy (2005)
  • The first State to undertake School Health Programme ‘Jyothirgamaya’ in Homoeopathy
  • The only State to face stiff antagonism from the other Systems of Medicine
  • The only State which Celebrated Bi-centenary of Homoeopathy (1990-96) for popularising it
  • The only State to conduct enormous number of CME programmes on regular basis
  • The only State having active Organisations in different fields of Homoeopathy 
  • The first state to start Gender based health care under Homoeopathy.  
  • People can locate the nearest homeo dispensary through department of homeopathy website
  • First state in which all 5 homeopathy Colleges are Govt. aided 
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act & Its implication to homeopaths

Is it uplift the quality of homeopathy practice or adversely affect ??

Read & Comment
(As amended by Karnataka Act 33 of 2010)
An Act to provide for the Promotion and Monitoring of Private Medical Establishments in the State of Karnataka and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Whereas it is expedient in the public interest to promote quality health care and monitor by law the running of Private Medical Establishments in the State by stipulating minimum standards for quality of service in keeping with the principles of medical ethics; Be it enacted by the Karnataka State Legislature in the Fifty-eighth year of the Republic of India, as follows:-

The Private Medical Establishment should be satisfied,  :-
(i) that the premises housing the Private Medical Establishment is located in hygienic surroundings and otherwise suitable for the purpose for which it is established or sought to be established;

(ii) that the Private Medical Establishment is adequately staffed with qualified doctors, qualified and trained para medical personnel; 

(iii) that the Private Medical Establishment has the necessary buildings with adequate space for performing its various functions, equipments and other infrastructure facilities;
(iv) that the Private Medical Establishment conforms to the standards referred to in section 9; 

(v) actively participate in the implementation of all national and State health programmes in such manner as the State Government may specify from time to time; and furnish periodical reports thereon to the concerned authorities;

(vi) perform statutory duties in respect of communicable diseases to prevent the spread of the disease to other persons and report the same to the concerned public health authorities immediately;

(viii) furnish to the Registration Authority such particulars in respect of such non-communicable diseases as may be notified by the State Government from time to time.

Maintenance of clinical records.- 
(1) Every Private Medical Establishment shall maintain clinical records of its activities relating to the patients under its care in the prescribed manner.
(2) Every clinical record shall be open to inspection, in due discharge of his duties, by the District Surgeon or any other officer specifically empowered in this behalf by the State Government.
(3) Every person or his family member shall be entitled to obtain a copy of the clinical record pertaining to himself on payment of appropriate charges.

Suspension or cancellation of registration.- 
(1) The Registration Authority, on the basis of a complaint or otherwise if a prima facie case exists about the contravention of any provisions of this Act or the rules made there under or conditions of registration may, by order in writing and for the reason to be recorded in writing suspend or cancel the registration of a Private Medical Establishment:

(1) Where any person establishes, runs or maintains a Private Medical Establishment without registration granted under section 7 he shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend upto ten thousand rupees.

(2) When a person is convicted under sub-section (1), the Registration Authority shall direct immediate closure of the un-registered Private Medical Establishment, except where a registration is cancelled or suspended and an appeal filed against such cancellation or suspension is pending.

(3) Every order made under sub-section (1) shall contain a direction that the inpatients of such unregistered Private Medical Establishment shall be transferred to such other Private Medical Establishment as may be specified in that order and it shall also contain such other provisions as to the care and custody of such inpatients pending such transfer.

Sealing premises of un-registered Private Medical Establishments.- 
(1) Without prejudice to the provisions of section 19, if on a report made by the authorised officer under sub-section (1) of section 21 or otherwise the Registration Authority has reason to believe that any Private Medical Establishment is run or maintained without registration under section 7, it may order immediate closure of such Private Medical Establishment and also seal the premises:
Provided that no order under this sub-section shall be made without giving an opportunity of being heard to the person likely to be affected thereby.

(2) Every order made under sub-section (1) shall contain a direction that the inpatients of such un-registered Private Medical Establishment shall be transferred to such other Private Medical Establishment as may be specified in that order and it shall also contain such provisions as to the care and custody of such inpatients pending such transfer.

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