The Karnataka department of Ayush is badly hit by paucity of the required qualified staff to man its existing infrastructure including hospitals and colleges. he estimated shortage is pegged at 50 per cent for teaching staff in the six colleges, three in ayurveda, one each in unani, homoeopathy and nature cure.
The department too is facing a dearth of drug inspectors. “Over the last three years, the department of Ayush has grown and now we need the qualified personnel to man these facilities. Therefore, our move is to prioritize, identify and obtain the right people,” Vijaykumar Gogi, director, Karnataka department of Ayush told Pharmabiz in an interaction.