Following the foot path of Maharastra
other state AYUSH doctors demands to allow the
AYUSH Doctors to practice allopathic medicines
in their state.
Unani and Homeopathy doctors in Uttar Pradesh
under the aegis of national integrated medical
association, the doctors have threatened to lodge
a protest if their demand was not met. Dr Moid
Ahmed, president of NIMA said the Akhilesh-led
Samajwadi Party government had promised to introduce
an amendment in the UP Indian Medicine Act, 1939.
"The request for amendment is in interest
of patients. The state government representatives
assured they had understood the seriousness of
the matter and assured to introduce the needed
amendment. Nothing has been done so far,"
said Ahmed.The association informed that other
states have already introduced the amendment.
Maharashtra is the most recent example, they said.
The ministry of health and family welfare has
also approved the amendment.
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS),
Karnataka has set aside a proposal in this regard
saying it is “technically difficult.”
For the demands raised.While the State Health
Department has written to RGUHS recommending the
introduction of an 18-month training course in
integrated medicine, RGUHS authorities said the
proposal could not be accepted unless it is approved
by the apex organisations governing the various
systems of medicine.