No action against genuine alternative medicine doctors

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No proceedings can be initiated against any registered practitioners in Siddha, Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani, who are eligible to practice irrespective of their system, and also in modern scientific medicine, including surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, anesthesiology, ENT, ophthalmology, etc., the Madras High Court ruled on Thursday.

Justice FM Ibrahim Kalifulla gave the ruling while closing a contempt application from Tamil Nadu Siddha Medical Colleges Association, represented by its president R Kumar, which sought to punish the DGP for her willful and wanton disobedience of the orders passed by the court on April 7, 2006.
The ruling runs contrary to a recent order delivered by another judge on a petition filed by two unani practitioners who sought similar relief. In February this year, Justice K K Sasidharan had held that practitioners of Indian system of medicines should not practise allopathy, and that there was nothing wrong if police take action against those who attempt to practice allopathy without valid qualification.

“If any action had been taken against such of those medical practitioners referred to above, it is needless to state that such action should be dropped forthwith pending further orders in the writ petition (pending before the High Court),” the judge said.
The ruling and observation followed the submission of advocate S Prabakaran that despite the April 2006 orders of the high court on the writ petition, many members of petitioner association were arrested between January 9, 2009 and June 12, 2010.
The 2006 order restrained the DGP and her subordinates from interfering with the professional practice of the members of the petitioner association, who held valid registration certificates issued by the Siddha Medical Council.

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  • August 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I think by keeping all class people in mind govt has to change the guide lines,it is good to permit all AYUSH doctors to practice allopathy medicines. They have to treat systematically with well knowledge and experience, should not use un-necessary steroids. Due to non availability of the MBBS doctors in all the parts of the country have to accept,
    Eg- a daily labour can not afford the consultation fee in private Nursing homes and costly doctors. they will charge Min Rs-100/- and with Rs-200/- Medicines. is it possible to bare by a cooli who will earn Rs 50-100/day.

    the AYUSH doctors also has to up-date their knowledge day to day and they have to think twice and prescribe the drugs. finally safety of a patient is important a to a Doctor,it means before treating the patient one should choose the treatment like which system of medicine is good and safe to the ongoing disease condition.
    Treat the patients like our own family members, only in Emergency condition use the Allopathy drugs not for all the conditions like Longstanding diseases(Arthritis,Liver disorders, PID diseases, Migraine etc)
    We have a very good medicines to treat all the conditions.

    Kindly fallow the medical Ethics in the daily practice, need to practice with good quality.
    Should not be a miney minded.
    Should not prescribe all generic medicines.
    A good quality doctor will serve the socity.
    August 7, 2010 1:03 PM

    Dr Srinivas B.Sc,BAMS.,M.Sc(CR) said…
    Dear All,

    In one country why the Rules and regulations are different.
    Eg why this difference one state will accept AYUSH doctors practice all systems of medicines and few states are not.
    I feel the Central Govt should take some decissions to uniform the condition across in INDIA.
    kindly up date the feature plans in other states like Andra pradesh,karnataka etc,

    I feel like TN state other states also has to permit to practice any system……….
    kindly comment on this


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