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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:-

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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. “

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Following is the copy of the advt

DMC advt


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  1. They don\’t even know well about ayurvedic medicines. One day one doctor from ayush section gave a nurse some medicine for acne but it was actually meant to treat piles.

  2. 1st close all the BAMA,BHMS colleges run by politicians sitting in the house as MP and MLA.So new production of these docs stopped.What about these greedy politicians taking huge fees and donations for admissions.If this happens these courses will automatically stopped.Then admission and donations will come to hardly 1000or 2000.

  3. Strict punishment should be there for Allopathic (MBBS) doctors who regularly prescribe Ayurvedic drugs of companies like Dabur&Himalaya.

  4. Yes same should be done with MBBS peopp

  5. What\’s about the allopathic(MBBS) doctors who use to prescribe ayuvedic medicines?

  6. Recently govt pass an amendment for allopathic doctor to use ayurvedic medicine along with allopathy….for increasing faith in ayurveda also….so dont tell y?? Allopathic doctor priscribe ayurved….medicine …

  7. If ayush docs are so fond of practicing allopathy why do they take up Ayurveda homeopathic and unani courses? Why not enrol for mbbs instead if you guys are so intelligent to cover your domain as well as allopathy (which we cover in 5yrs)?. And since you claim Ayurveda and homeopathy so great without side effects etc why you are dying to practice allopathy still. Practice your domain and perform all procedures in accordance to your domain whether rhinoplasty or otoplasty…but don\’t use allopathic anaesthetic medication and instruments of modern medicine. Why don\’t you excel in your stream and practice it wonderfully instead of becoming jacks of all trades and masters of none. I know the only combination which all these rmp\’s use…steroid and diclo combination. They use highest generation antibiotics for minor ailments causing havoc of resistance in the society. In fact it\’s government\’s fault not to jail these miscreants. I see so many complicated cases spoiled by these bams and bhms practitioners referred to medical colleges and big hospitals in terminal stages to let them die there.