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AYUSH Ministry organises training session for ASU&H drug regulators and manufacturers 

The programme covers existing regulatory provisions, GMP, WHO-GMP, DTL, testing of ASU&H drugs, schemes for the industry and state drug control framework

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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 recently organised a two-day training programme at the Regional Ayurveda Research Institute, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

The programme covers the existing regulatory provisions, GMP, WHO-GMP, DTL, testing of ASU&H drugs, schemes for the 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 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.

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

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