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Bridge Course to Allopathy: MUHS invites applications from 40,000 Homeopaths

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The course one-year certificate course in modern pharmacology would be taught at 24 government medical colleges in Maharashtra under MUHS

Nashik: Aiming to give a quick dose of modern medicine to practicing homeopaths in the state, the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has called over 40, 000 homeopaths to pursue a certificate bridge course to make themselves able to prescribe allopathic medicines.

It is reported that  academic council of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences had accorded the sanction to start the one-year certificate course in modern pharmacology in 2016-2017. In the first batch, 700 registered homeopathic practitioners had been admitted and had taken the exams. Now, there is a seat strength of 1200 at 24 medical colleges across the state.

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Recently, the state’s health varsity announced that practising homoeopaths, who have their Maharashtra Homoeopathic Council (MHC) registration numbers from 1 to 40,000, can apply for the admissions for the modern pharmacology course for the year 2018-19.

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“This year, candidates whose registration numbers are from 1 to 40,000 can apply for the course. June 30 is the last date to submit online applications. Admissions will be given as per the seniority of the registration numbers in the register given by the MHC, Mumbai,” MUHS registrar K D Chavan confirmed to TOI.

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This is a full-time course, for which the university has arranged 1,200 seats in 24 government medical colleges across the state for homeopaths. If these homeopathy practitioners complete this course, it would “allow” them to prescribe allopathic medicines to the patients.

The course, which is limited to homeopathy practitioners in the state of Maharashtra only, has created a strong divide between the allopathy and homeopathy practitioners across the country.  While the Indian Medical Association has called the short term course completely unethical, homeopathy practitioners justified it, citing shortage of allopathic practisers to serve the patients, especially in rural areas.

According to TOI the schedule declared by the university is as follows:

  • First selection list of the candidates will be declared on July 12.
  • The candidate can select up to 24 government medical colleges where 50 seats each are available
  • The last date for joining college is August 3.
  • The certificate course is exclusively for Maharashtra-based homeopathic doctors.
  • The selection of the applicants would be done purely on a seniority basis.

Optimistic over the increase in the number of applications, the university officials said that they are expecting a good response this year since the council has allowed applications from a large number of homeopaths against  when the course was launched two years ago, only first 5,000 registered homoeopaths were allowed to apply for it. On this, a senior member of the MHC stated that the course received a lukewarm response as the council had allowed only first 5000 registered homoeopathic practitioners to apply for the course earlier.

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Source: with inputs

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  1. Homeopath walo ke liye bridge course ka option hai ya samapt ho gaya…please mujhe bataye

  2. On this Earth, Each and Every Human Being has the rights to learn whatever he wants… Before discovering any system, Even that person was just a common human being who studied himself and discovered a system… There was no issue whether he was Allopath or Homoeopath… System has created fight between peoples.. Its like \” One man\’s meat is another man\’s poison\”… Each individual have his own skills which makes him realise, In which field He/She can practice well… so that they can learn in that field.. whether its Allopathy or Homoeopathy or any other sysyem of medicine… If Allopaths are confident in their practice then they wont fear with other system practicing their system as well as Those Homoeopaths who thinks they dont need their people to learn other systems then try to improve the education level for Homoeopaths, so wise they can\’t be forced to practice other system of medicine..

  3. On one hand govt is allowing homeopaths to practise modern medicine & surgery & on the other hand govt is restricting mbbs doctors from practising minor surgical procedures.

  4. I think bams should given opportunity to practise surgery. Like alopathy doctor do.

  5. Hats off to the Govt. This is a great opportunity to make quals legal. I am sure no common man has the right to hit a doctor and ask why his patient died. Neither did he have the right earlier. But now he has totally lost it as he has allowed quacks to establish themselves by means of elected representatives. Jago India jago, you have sold your life to govt. I am sure the rich and upper middle class are not affected, they will make sure they do their ground checks right and go the best of the skilled and certified physician. It is you the common man, the crowd at large living in the larger space of country has to be worried, you will not have the right person treating you. Doctors are not at any loss public, there are many countries inviting skillful certified practitioners. Tomorrow govt. may introduce bridge course for pharmacist too. Doctors will not be bothered, neither does the rich.
    I am sure the CM or PM may not have these bridge course doctor in their panel of doctors taking care of their health.
    1year of modern pharmacology will not teach 5 1/2 years of modern medicine where the 1st year you learn whom to treat, next two years what to treat and the last two years how to treat. I am sure if it was like singing an LKG rhyme I am sure there would be more doctors than patients.
    If govt or homeopaths themselves do not have confidence in what they are practicing presently kindly request govt. to shut down those places where they pursue such courses and turn them into institutes teaching modern medicine.
    Dear common man, if you think somebody rich will come and help you, you are completely mistaken, you have to fight for your own rights. You are just guinea pigs to this experiment by the Govt. Awake arise till your rights are obtained, the dignity and equality to be treated the same way as our elected representatives are being treated.

  6. Quacks???? U sure??

  7. Yes, Awake and Arise my Countrymen. Otherwise, All For Health by 2020…..!