Bharatiya Chikitsa practitioners can't practice modern medicine: HC

| Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 21:35
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Modern medicine not for Indian practitioner

New Delhi: The practitioner of 'Bharatiya Chikitsa' Indian System of Medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Tibb and Unani medicine cannot practise modern scientific system of medicine including prescribing allopathic medicines, the Delhi High Court has said.
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rrajiv Sahai Endlaw said that allowing persons not holding qualification in modern scientific system of medicine to practise this system of medicine can play "havoc with the health and lives of citizens" of the city.
The order said: "Allowing persons not holding qualification in modern scientific system of medicine to practise the said system of medicine... can play havoc with the health and lives of citizens of the city." 
The court's order came on a petition filed by Delhi Medical Association (DMA), which is an association of registered medical practitioners of Allopathic System of Medicine affiliated to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), saying practitioners of 'Bharatiya Chikitsa' in the capital were prescribing allopathic drugs, jeopardizing the health of residents of the city.
It said that the Delhi Bharatiya Chikitsa Parishad (DBCP) was relying on a Section of DBCP Act defining "integrated medicine" to claim that its members are entitled to prescribe allopathic drugs.
In the order, t e court said those having qualification in "integrated medicine" under the DBCP Act could make use of the modern advances in various sciences such as Radiology Report, X-Ray, Complete Blood Picture Report, Li pids report, E.C.Ga for purposes of practicing in the Indian system of medicine.
"To hold otherwise would blur the otherwise well defined boundaries between the two systems of medicine," it added.
The bench further said: "No practitioner of Indian System of Medicine or holding a qualification as listed in the Schedule to the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970, even if it be of in integrated medicine... of the DBCP Act, 1998, is entitled to practice modern scientific system."  

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Banned jhola mark doctor to practice allopath.

Very good decision by court. Due to this type of doctor, all allopathy doctors was suffering. People's are also getting confused where they go for treatment . If it is possible please make it banned all over india.

why college teach allopathic medicine to BAMMS

If doctors can't practice allopathic . Why these doctor do internship in top allopathic hospitals... Why teachers. Teac allopathic medicine. To students . Plz think before stopping doctor s practice Thanks

This is a wrong judgement

This is a wrong judgement.according to supreme court judgement power to practice a system of medicine lies with the state government.If a state government allows it for shortage of doctors or right to practice,for whatsoever reason it is is a wrong judgement which will be reversed in Supreme Court of India.

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