Press Esc to close
Friday 31 October 2014
News updated at 11:06 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 18°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

Letting other system doctors give allopathic drugs dangerous: IMA

New Delhi, June 19, 2013, (IANS)
File Photo.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Wednesday opposed a health ministry directive allowing practitioners of homeopathy, ayurveda and siddha to dispense allopathic medicines for common health problems, saying it could prove to be dangerous.

At a press conference here, the IMA said the notification is an apparent attempt by the ministry to play with the lives of the innocent citizens in the garb of providing effective health care.

“The IMA unequivocally and in clear terms, opposes the said letter because it is contrary to the existing law and will have adverse consequences on the health of the innocent citizens,” said IMA general secretary Narendra Saini.


"The Ayush department is well aware that practitioners of alternate medicine do not possess the knowledge, expertise, understanding and the intellect to understand the basics of allopathic medicines before prescribing it to patients."

Citing shortage of doctors at the level of primary health centres and sub-centres, a letter by a senior health ministry official has asked for practitioners of Indian systems of medicine (ayurveda, unani, siddha) to be included in the mainstream.

The letter asks state medical councils to amend their respective laws and provide an enabling provision allowing enrolment of such medical practitioners.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523