The BAMS Graduates Association of India has condemned the recent release by the Medical Council of India which stated that candidates who have registered for Ayurveda have no right to practice Allopathy.
Suhas Joshi, President of the BGA stated “BAMS graduates are legally allowed to practice in Mahasashtra. In the 1999 amendment in Food and Drug Act of 1945, individual states were asked to frame their own laws to decide upon whether BAMS graduates can practice in alloapthy or not. Maharashtra government passed an order regarding the same. Other states should also follow the same.” He added, “Whenever there is reference to bogus doctors or quacks, Ayurvedic doctors are cited as examples. Organisations like MCI are responsible for this. BAMS graduates get training in allopathy medical sciences also including pharmacology. This fact is always ignored.”
The members pointed out that legal action may be taken if the Medical Council of India doesn’t respond.
A very unhappy . Subhash Ranade, President of International Ayurveda Academy, said, “The ancient science Ayurveda is being given step-motherly treatment by the government. The recently-formulated National Council for Human Resources in Health does not have any representative of AYUSH (Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy ). This is really unjust.”