Shortage of Homeopathic Doctors in CGHS – Lok Sabh Q&A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 6465
TO BE ANSWERED ON 6TH APRIL, 2018
SHORTAGE OF HOMEOPATHIC DOCTORS IN CGHS
6465. SHRI JANARDAN SINGH SIGRIWAL:
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) the number of homeopathic doctors working in the CGHS Homeopathy Dispensaries in the country, State/UT-wise particularly in Delhi;
(b) whether there is a acute shortage of homoeopathic doctors in the CGHS dispensaries, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
(c) whether the CGHS Homeopathic dispensaries disburse only generic/ substandard medicines available in the store and not indented good quality of medicines through medical store;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and
(e) the corrective steps taken by the Government to address the shortage of homeopathy doctors in CGHS dispensaries and also make available quality homeopathic medicines?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
(ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): Details are at Annexure.
(c) & (d): No.
(e): Following steps have been taken to address the shortage of homeopathy doctors in CGHS dispensaries and also make available quality homoeopathic medicines:-
- Homoeopathic Doctors are recruited through UPSC against vacant posts on regular basis.
- There is a clause in the e-tender document for procurement of medicines regarding quality assurance.
- The medicines are accepted in the CGHS Homeopathic dispensaries only if:-
(i) The lab analytical report of each batch of medicines from the NABL accredited laboratory is enclosed.
(ii) The medicines conform to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (HPI) quality standard.
- If any parameter of the batch supplied is found not matching with the HPI quality standard, the sample of the same is further tested from the Govt. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL) and accepted only if passed in the drug test. No substandard medicine is accepted by the CGHS Homeopathic Medical Store Depot (HMSD).