A three-member team of doctors Dr. Kalyanasundaram, Dr. Parthibhan and Dr. Kanagavalli from Central Council of Indian Medicine under the Department of AYUSH, Government of India, visited the Government Siddha Medical College in Palayamkottai, on Tuesday to inspect the infrastructure facilities available in the college.
The team inspected the facilities provided in the college like the laboratory, classrooms, furniture, faculty strength, vacancies etc. A report regarding the inspection will be submitted shortly. The college had been lacking in drinking water facilities, a well-equipped hostel for post-graduate students, full-fledged herbal garden etc according to the memorandum submitted to the team by the students. The move to shift the Survey of Medicinal Plants unit from the Government Siddha Medical College here to the premises of a private college at Salem would certainly blow a death knell to the prospects of conducting post graduate programmes here, they said.
Source : The Hindu