To make regulators and manufacturers conversant with practical aspects of enforcement and manufacturing issues of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy (ASU&H) drugs, the Ministry of Ayush organised a two-day training programme on Thursday.

This is the first of the five training sessions to be organised by the drug policy section of the ministry, over a period three months. 
Held at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh for the northern zone, the training session was attended by 40 delegates from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana. 

The programme covers existing regulatory provisions, GMP, WHO-GMP, DTL, testing of ASU&H drugs, schemes for Industry and State drug control framework. It’s a two way interactive programme where the centre, state and stakeholders meet for hand holding and encouragement of the work being done with the target of quality AYUSH medicines.

According to ministry officials, the purpose of the training session is to bring the clarity about the regulations among the ASU&H drug regulators and ASU&H drug industry personnel at a common platform. Each State/UT amongst the AYUSH Drug Regulators, Industry personnel and other stakeholders nominate their representatives to attend the training session.

The training sessions are being organised by the drug policy section of the Ministry in collaboration with Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences and various National Institutes.