In course of its evolution, slow but sure, the embryonic State Faculty of Homoeopathy has now reached a stage that compels the concern of all teaching institutions good, bad and indifferent. We understand certain statutory conditions must be fulfiled by these institutions for qualifying themselves to be recognized and affiliated; the first and foremost condition being that these must shed their cloak and untwine their warp and woof of ownership.
We do not know if there exists in the whole of India any allopathic medical teaching institution of proprietory character enjoying affiliation to the State Medical Faculty, and this is certainly in the interest of medical education and of the medical students. The intrinsic character and the medico-legal status of a medical academy forbid the State to permit proprietors to run it and make the most profit out of it. No amount of governmental supervision would prevent corruption and camouflage which proprietory avarice is prone to introduce. We extend our complete support to the Ministry in its endeavour to create a clear and undeluded atmosphere preliminary to the launching of the Faculty.
The condition for annexing a hospital to each college is a necessary and essential hypothesis. Ofcourse, the latitude of expectoration should, in this case, be within reasonable contour in the beginning, and a time-limit may be stipulated for its expansion to a certain dimension. We are conscious of the fact that without the imposition of a time-limit, nothing can overcome the inertia of and quicken activity in the happy-go-lucky habit of many such institutions.
The next session of these teaching institutions is timed to commence in June 1941. We hope and trust the Ministry will be able to complete its work with this Statue and implement the Faculty with the beginning of the next financial year; i.e., April 1941.