India government gives up science and announces push for homeopathy

‘Homoeopathy, an alternative to treat TB’ – Hindustan Times.

Homoeopathy is an effective alternative to multi drug-resistant diseases such as tuberculosis, claimed homoeopathy specialists at the 66th World Homoeopathy Congress going on in the Capital on Friday.

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Not much to go on here but YIKES! What a farce!

So I checked more into the background and found this:

Govt to focus more on homoeopathy during 12th Plan: Azad

Government proposes to set up an All India Institute of Homoeopathy and a Homoeopathic Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation during the 12th Plan to fulfill the emerging interest of scientists for research besides facilities for manufacturing of homoeopathic medicines.

Announcing this at the inauguration of the 66TH World Homoeopathic Congress here today, Minister of Health & Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said the government was proposing a host of new initiatives for the AYUSH sector in the 12th Plan, subject to availability of funds.


And the Times of India has this:
Govt plans house-to-house services for homeopathy

Yep, science be damned. Homeopathy is cheap. Nevermind the fact that it doesn’t work…