Between 2016 and 2018, the Ayush ministry permitted as many as 138 new and existing ayurveda colleges to run graduate and postgraduate courses in ayurvedic medicine and surgery, even though these colleges lacked teachers, infrastructure, equipment and other staff mandated as the bare minimum by the law. These ill-equipped and understaffed colleges admitted thousands of students.
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First Published: Wed, August 01 2018. 22:45 IST