The Delhi government will launch a two-year diploma course in homoeopathy and pharmacy soon. The government is all set to launch the diploma course to ensure that the aspiring pharmacists in this field take up jobs in government hospitals as well as operate state-run dispensaries in the national capital. "The Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine under the Health Department of Delhi government is going to introduce 'Diploma in Homoeopathic Pharmacy Course' as per provisions of Delhi Homoeopathic Act, 1956.
"Such a course is a landmark and milestone in the development of the science of homeopathy. It is a historic addition for homoeopathy in Delhi and India," the board' s chairman K K Juneja said, adding that the course was notified in an official gazette by Delhi government.
The government has fixed the eligibility criteria for the course, also known as homoeopathy compounder course. Any candidate who has completed intermediate in science stream will be eligible for the post. The course will also provide theoretical and practical training in the field.
"Those completing Diploma in Homoeopathic Pharmacy will have job opportunities in government sector like homoeopathic medical colleges and hospitals, Delhi government dispensaries, private homoeopathic clinics etc. They can also open their own homoeopathic pharmacy or chemist shops," Juneja added.
The government has also announced a students' loan up to 10 lakh in September. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia started the scheme by distributing cheques to the first 25 beneficiaries. Around 30 students were sanctioned letters to whom cheques would be issued subsequently.
"The government is with the students whose parents don't have property as a guarantee to avail loan for their education," the minister said. "We will take their guarantee and give them a chance to study and not let finance become a hurdle in their education," Sisodia said.