Due to lack of faculty and improper maintenance of bedsheet tickets in Patna colleges, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) has banned the admissions in all Government Ayurvedic Colleges in Bihar.
Except Govt Ayurvedic College, Kadamkuan, Patna, none of the four Govt Ayurvedic Colleges have been allowed to admit students.
However, the state government gave an undertaking that the deficiencies would be removed in a time-bound manner and only after that it was allowed to admit students. College principal Dr Indu Mishra said, "We will be giving an undertaking this year as well. We hope we will get permission."
According to the sources CCIM said the inspecting members randomly saw some bedsheet tickets and found vital parameters like blood pressure and pulse rate were not recorded.
Director, Ayush, state health department, Dr Shyam Sundar Singh also hoped the team that has gone for giving the undertaking to CCIM will be able to convince it to allow the college in Patna to admit students.
Ayush Medical Association (AMA) president Dr Madhurendu Pandey said, "Despite the existence of infrastructure in other government colleges, admissions have not taken place mainly due to lack of faculty." He added over 15 posts of professors, 13 'pracharaks' and over 50 lectures are lying vacant in various ayurvedic colleges. In many government colleges, enough posts of faculty have not been created as per the norms of CCIM. He claimed most of the undergraduate seats in even Patna-based college used to remain vacant.
Talking to media, one of them, Dr Subhash Chandra Verma, said, "A more nuanced approach of health department could have averted such a sitatuion. For example, CCIM cited lack of only one faculty member at the Kadamkuan-based college. One of the senior faculty of Begusarai could have easily been transferred here to avoid derecognition."