On August 14, the High Court ruled that alternative medical therapies such as Ayurveda should be integrated into the country’s public healthcare system.
To implement this, the court recommended the formation of a separate ministry to oversee alternative treatment methods. This ministry would be charged with ensuring quality in alternative medicine education by granting official recognition to qualified educational institutions and certificate programmes.
The 71-page ruling specified: “Therefore, one of the responsibilities of the government is to prepare the necessary legal framework for becoming an alternative or conventional physician.”
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