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3 years jail, Rs 20,000 fine if AYUSH practioners practice Allopathy

3 years jail, Rs 20,000 fine if AYUSH practioners practice Allopathy

Trouble seems to be mounting for practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine (AYUSH), including BUMS, BAMS, BIMS, BHMS practitioners who were earlier practicing allopathy. After the recent high court judgement clearly specifying that such practitioners cannot practice allopathy, the Delhi Medical Council taking cognizance of the order, has issued an advertisement in a newspaper reiterating the same.

Referring the judgement that came out on 8th April, 2016, DMC has noted that only persons who possess any of the recognized medical qualification as per First, Second or Third Schedule to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and registered with the Delhi Medical Council is entitled to practice in modern scientific system of medicine (allopathy) in the NCT of Delhi.Moreover, the advt states that qualification of BAMS, BIMS, BUMS, Ayurvedic/Unani/ Siddha or Homeopathy are not recognized medical qualification as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, hence, holder of such qualifications are not entitled to practice modern scientific system of medicine (allopathy).

Any person practicing modern scientific system of medicine (Allopathy) in contravention of the above will render himself liable to punitive action, inter-alia, under Section 27 of The Delhi Medical Council Act, 1997, which is reproduced as under:-

Section 27. False assumption of Medical Practitioner or Practitioner under this Act to be an offence: Any person who falsely assumes that he is a medical practitioner or practitioner as defined in Clause (7) of Section 2 and practices the modern scientific system of medicine, shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment which may extend up to three years of with fine which may extend up to Rs. 20,000/-or with both.

Speaking to Medical Dialogues Team, Dr Arun Gupta, President, Delhi Medical Council said, ” Delhi Medical council as a constitutional body, has an obligation to see and check that those who are not qualified in the field of allopathy, should not be allowed to practice the same. I rather urge to all my colleagues from other pathies to restrict to their own pathy and not to demean their own field by indulge in cross pathies. “

Following is the copy of the advt

DMC advt

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    M. Prabhakar., MD., October 6, 2017, 11:21 am

    Allopathy is different from other forms of medicine. A person trained in certain course must be allowed to practise his/ her form of medicine. Allowing them to practise other forms of medicine-that too by the government-is simply ridiculous.

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    DR. PRADEEP KUMAR SAKLANI September 29, 2017, 8:10 pm

    If Ayush practioner can\’t practice Allopathy so why at many allopathic vancies government has appoited ayush doctors. At many allopathic dispenseries and in many government programmes ayurvedic doctors are employed those who are using and being supplied by allopathic medicines by government. So why ? For their own benefit government does not look for any law but for private practitioner all laws are being applied. And also at big private hospitals ayush doctors are appointed for allopathic medicines. if ayush doctors are applicaple of using allopathic medicines in government jobs so why they can\’t practice allopathy privatly.

  3. i think dr c y reddy is frastrated and mental

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    Dr D K Sangma , CMO, Meghalaya ! July 13, 2017, 8:25 pm

    Ayush to practise only Ayush medicine and not allopathy !

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    dr.abhinav sharma April 24, 2017, 3:24 pm

    And the allopathy drs are asking ayurvedic doctors to give their medicine for personal use so the dont get the side effects…khud ayurvedic use krte ya koi aur and logon ko kehte ye dr nahi…thats a big piece of narrow mindedness