Achievments of our Indian State KERALA.

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In the field of Homoeopathy, its development in health care, education, research and popularity among the masses, Kerala can blissfully boast of a series of Firsts in India that can be uniquely observed in the following :

  • The first State in establishing a Homoeopathic Dispensary in the public sector (1957).
  • The first State to adopt a policy to promote Homoeopathy on par with other systems of medicine viz., Allopathy and Ayurveda by starting one Homoeopathic dispensary each in every Panchayat (1968).
  • The first State to start ESI dispensaries and hospital in Homoeopathy under a Homoeopath as its Dy. Director.
  • The first State to establish Homoeopathic Clinics in the State Secretariat and Legislator Complex
  • The first State to introduce Homoeopathy in Prisons
  • The first State to provide health care facilities through Homoeopathy to the Pilgrims – Haj, Shabari Mala etc..
  • The first State in establishing a 50 bedded Homoeopathic Hospital in the public sector (1960).
  • The first State to establish Hospitals in all its Districts
  • The only State to have the maximum number of Hospital beds.
  • The only State to have the maximum number of Para Medical staff in the field of Homoeopathy
  • The first State in forming separate Directorate for Homoeopathy with a Homoeopath as the Director (1973).
  • The first State to have District Medical Officer in all its Districts
  • The first State to start a Homoeopathic Pharmacy (manufacturing unit) under co-operative sector shared by the State Govt. (1974).
  • The first State in providing clinical facilities in Govt. Homoeo Hospitals for giving training to students of Homoeopathy (1960).
  • The first State in establishing Degree College in Homoeopathy (1975).
  • The first State to admit Students in degree courses through Common Entrance Examination
  • The first State to fix the minimum qualification for teachers as a degree or its equivalent in Homoeopathic degree colleges – 1983.
  • The only State where the external degrees – BHMS & MD (Hom) are not recognised for the teaching profession.
  • The first State to form separate Faculty of Homoeopathy with Board of Studies in all the three general Universities. (1976 – 1984).
  • The first State to start regular P.G. course in Homoeopathy (1990 – 1991)
  • The first and the only one State in India to set up a P.G. Board of Studies in the University of Kerala for Homoeopathy (1995).
  • The first State to separate homoeopathic education from the Dept. of Homoeopathic health services (1981).
  • The first State to grant stipend to internees in Homoeopathy and to give parity in internship allowance / P.G. allowance with that of allopathy and ayurveda students.
  • The first State to implement the direct payment system to all employees of the private Homoeopathic Medical Colleges on par with their counterparts in Govt. Colleges (in 1995)
  • The first State to sanction the AICTE scale of pay to the teaching faculty of homoeopathic medical colleges in 1997.
  • The first State to wind up Diploma course in Homoeopathy (1989)
  • The first State giving all the service benefits with full salary to the Teachers during the entire period of higher studies in Homoeopathy(1992)
  • The only State to have a Homoeopath as the Controller of Exams of the Health University- KUHS
  • The first and the only State having a Central Research Institute in Homoeopathy under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
  • The first and the only State having a Mental Hospital in Homoeopathy
  • The first State to form an Epidemic Control Cell (RAECH) at State level in Homoeopathy (2005)
  • The first State to undertake School Health Programme ‘Jyothirgamaya’ in Homoeopathy
  • The only State to face stiff antagonism from the other Systems of Medicine
  • The only State which Celebrated Bi-centenary of Homoeopathy (1990-96) for popularising it
  • The only State to conduct enormous number of CME programmes on regular basis
  • The only State having active Organisations in different fields of Homoeopathy
  • The first state to start Gender based health care under Homoeopathy.
  • People can locate the nearest homeo dispensary through department of homeopathy website
  • First state in which all 5 homeopathy Colleges are Govt. aided
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