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Mar 2014|Volume 11|Issue 3
Mar 2014|Vol 11|Issue 3

Karnataka and UP states AYUSH doctors plea to practice Modern Medicine

        Following the foot path of Maharastra other state AYUSH doctors demands to allow the AYUSH Doctors to practice allopathic medicines in their state.
       Ayurvedic, 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.

       The 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.