Next Hearing on 8th August, 2016
New Delhi: Challenging the Delhi High Court decision of April 8th which clearly specified that BIMS, BUMS, BAMS, and other other practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine cannot practice modern scientific system of medicine and prescribe allopathic medicines, National Integrated Medical Association and All India Indian Medicine Graduates Association are reported to have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.
The appeal came in the wake of the Delhi high court decision that had struck the clause Section 2(h) of the Delhi Bharatiya Chikitsa Parishad Act, 1998 (DBCP Act) and the Notification No.28-5/2004-Ay. (MM) dated 19th May, 2004 of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) that on the basis whereof the practitioners of Indian System of Medicine were claiming to have a right to practice in the Allopathic System of Medicine.
During the partial hearing on 1st august, Arguments went on from the side of ISM practitioners, who are being represented by prominent lawyers of the country including Senior Advocates Harish Salve and Raju Ramachandran. The lawyer on behalf of ISM practitioners, that the history of surgery in the world, started with Sushruta who was a noted Ayurvedacharya.
Moreover it was argued that, many allopathic drugs including antibiotics are necessary part of treatment/surgeries, which the said practitioners are not being able to prescribe in the wake of the high court judgement in delhi
However, considering the current scenario of medical practise in mind the Chief Justice of India, hon’ble Justice TS Thakur, who is hearing the matter did not seem much convinced with the argument, even remarking.
“How many of you would go to an Ayurvedacharya for a surgery?”
The chief justice has indeed is reported to have shown a great surprise to the contention that ayurivedic practitioner perform surgeries in the country, and is reported to have asked the petitioners to furnish details of the same if this is so.
Next hearing is on coming monday