VARANASI (TOI): Highlighting the need to maintain in-house quality control on ayurveda preparations for its global acceptance, Prof ML Sharma, vice chancellor, Gujarat Ayurveda University (GAU), Jamnagar emphasised the need to extend teaching and research in ayurveda.
The expert was inaugurating a day-long national seminar on ‘recent advances and future challenges in ayurveda’ organised on the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (RGSC), Barkachha (Mirzpaur), under Banaras Hindu University on Monday. Emphasising on the need to extend teaching and research in ayurveda, GAU VC said there was also a need to give attention to pharmacology section to come up with good pharmacist in the discipline. Saying that there was no control on ayurvedic preparation, he also cautioned against adverse drug reactions and to maintain safety and efficacy in ayurvedic drugs.
Presiding over the inaugural session, director, IMS, BHU, Prof TM Mohapatra said ayurveda was at a crossroads and there was a need for stringent procedures to maintain safety and efficacy along with its global acceptance.
Chairman, core group, RGSC, Prof. SK Singh stressed on regulatory reform to maintain quality, efficacy, safety and standardization of ayurvedic drugs on the occasion.