LMHI National Contact Person
Associated LMHI Member Organization:
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies in Homeopathy (BCASH), www.bcash-bangladesh.org
Homeopathy in Bangladesh 2013
We are trying to increase our number of members in LMHI, which will be a tremendous opportunity for them to express their opinions about homeopathy. Our government is very supportive of homeopathy. Most of the people of our country are choosing homeopathy over allopathy. A homeopathic ordinance was passed by the government in 1983. A government Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, including 100 beds, a homeopathic research center unit, a production unit and museum, officers’ quarters, and boys and girls hostel on the campus, were established in 1989. We have two courses of homeopathy: a five-year Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) course and a four-year Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (DHMS) course through the Bangladesh Homeopathic Board. Graduates of these two programs number 41,300. There are 30 homeopathic manufacturing facilities.
History of Homeopathy in Bangladesh
Since the British period, homeopathy has been spread in the Indian sub-continent. For about 100 years, homeopathy is existing in this sub-continent. Since Bangladesh became independent in 1971, an undertermined number of homeopathic doctors has been rendering homeopathic treatment dedicating themselves to the service of patients.
A Homeopathy Act was passed before the liberation of Bangladesh and the Homeopathy Ordinance was passed in 1983. In 1972, a Homeopathy Board was established. There are more than 41 Homeopathic Medical Colleges in Bangladesh and every year, a lot of homeopathic doctors taking DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) and BHMS degree are being engaged in this profession. About 30 - 40 percent of the population in developing countries like Bangladesh take homeopathic treatment.
In memoriam Dr Mahiuddin Ahmed (1946 - 2013)
BCASH Bangladesh sadly announces the death of their respected colleague Dr Mahiuddin Ahmed, Vice-President of the Bangladesh College for Advanced Studies in Homeopathy who passed away on 24 October 2013 at the age of 67.