Noting that India is promoting big time the Ayurvedic system of medicine after the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, Delhi HC said it is the need of the hour to encourage ayurvedic colleges with the necessary infrastructure.
While permitting Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, a private deemed-to-be university in Gujarat, to establish an Ayurvedic Medical College with 80 seats in Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Delhi High Court has said that it is the need of the hour to encourage institutes which possess the necessary infrastructure for running ayurvedic medical colleges, to contribute to the bigger goal of strengthening the infrastructure of this system of medicine in the country, as reported by Live Law.
Justice Palli said after the Covid-19 outbreak, India has been staunchly promoting the Ayurvedic system of medicine and it would be against the public interest to deny permission to Sumandeep Vidyapeeth and let these 80 precious seats in BAMS go to waste.
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth earlier denied permission to establish new Ayurvedic Medical College
Medical Assessment and Rating Board of the Indian System of Medicine (MARBISM) had earlier denied permission to Sumandeep Vidyapeeth to establish a new Ayurvedic Medical College after various deficiencies were found in the college. The deficiencies included the lack of teaching staff, and OPD and IPD records were not properly maintained.
Ayurveda gaining popularity in post-pandemic world
After the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ayurveda system of medicine has got more acceptance among people. The government is also promoting this and other Ayush related Indian medicine systems.
Moreover, recently, WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM) has been established in Jamnagar, Gujarat which is significant for international recognition of the Ayurveda system.