Homeopathy will receive a big boost in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Hospitals offering homeopathic treatment are to be set up all over the state.
President of the Karnataka Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine Veerabramhachary said Sunday that the state government proposed to set up at least one 25-bed homoeopathic hospital in every district headquarters, and one 10-bed homeopathic hospital in every taluk headquarters. As of now there are 10 such hospitals in the state.
Inaugurating a seminar on the homoeopathic system of medicine at Davangere in central Karnataka, Veerabramhachary said there was need to do a lot more as the public demand for homeopathy was constantly increasing all over the country.
He also said there were over 2,60,000 homoeopathic doctors in India and over 9,000 registered doctors in the state. Of the 9,000 doctors, 3,500 were full-time, he said and added that there were 12 private homeopathy colleges in the state and one government college in the state.
Veerabrahmachary went on to note, "It is an established fact that homoeopathic treatment is extremely effective even for diseases where no ostensible cure is available in allopathy or other systems of medicine. Homoeopathy stands second in the world in terms of application among various systems of medicine such as Allopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha, Yoga and Naturopathy."
Still the system had not been accorded its due importance by either the federal government or by the state governments anywhere in the country, he regretted.
The two-day seminar will discuss, among other things, the role of homeopathy in addressing behavioural patterns among children and infertility.