Unani medical colleges under court scanner
THE ALLAHABAD High Court has taken a serious view of the functioning of several Unani Medical Colleges in Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad and Baghpat without being recognised by the State government. Besides, the qualifications offered by these institutions are not being recognised by the Indian Medicine Central Council.Updated: Jan 21, 2006 00:59 IST
THE ALLAHABAD High Court has taken a serious view of the functioning of several Unani Medical Colleges in Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad and Baghpat without being recognised by the State government. Besides, the qualifications offered by these institutions are not being recognised by the Indian Medicine Central Council.
The court has directed district magistrates and senior superintendents of police of these districts to undertake inspections of these institutions and if they find that their degrees and diplomas are not recognized by the Indian Medicine Central Council, they shall not allow these colleges to function.
These institutions include, National Unani Medical College, Dehradun Chowk, Saharanpur, Rafeeq Educational Society Mimlana Road, Muzaffarnagar, Maqsood Hussain Tibbia College, Gramnarkhera, Moradabad, Saharanpur Unani Medical College, Shahnoorbi, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar Unani Medical College, Baghpat, Fakruddin Ali Ahmad Tibbia College, Jalalabad, Muzaffarnagar, Lukmania Bibbia College, Vilaspur, Muzaffarnagar, and Hasan Unani Medical College, Roorkie Road, Muzaffarnagar.
Passing these directives, Justice Sunil Ambwani also directed the director of Ayurvedic and Unani Service, UP, to publish an advertisement in news papers published from these four districts asking these institutions to show cause as to under what authority they were functioning. “If they are unable to show the recognition and approval of their courses, they should be stopped from functioning,” the court directed.
Passing these directives, Justice Ambwani observed, “This court has time and time held that unless and until the educational institutions offering qualification in Indian Medicine is recognised by the State Government and their degrees/diplomas are recognized by the Indian Medicine Central Council, they cannot be permitted to function. All the eight institutions were found to be running without any recognition by the State government or approval of their degrees/diplomas.”
However, the Court made it clear that UP Indian Medicine Board is not authorised to either give permission or to recognise any degree/diploma in Indian Medicine and that the State government should not permit any unauthorised Institutions to function and to play the fraud with the students.
The court passes these directives on a petition (no-820 of 2002) filed by Rajesh Kumar Srivastava. The court has directed to list this case on January 31, 2006 for next hearing.