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Modern Medicine Doctors cannot prescribe AYUSH Medicines: Delhi Medical Council

Modern Medicine Doctors cannot prescribe AYUSH Medicines: Delhi Medical Council

New Delhi : Taking a strong stance against crosspathy by its members, the Delhi Medical Council has issued a direction to its members, asking them to refrain from prescribing Ayurvedic Medicines to its patients

Doctors registered with Delhi Medical Council (DMC) are hereby directed not to practice or prescribe Ayurvedic drugs It is a punishable office under Delhi Bhartiaya Chikitsa Parishad Act, 1998.

This comes in light of the fact that practitioners of allopathic medicines in the capital are not registered with the respective council of Ayurveda, and hence prescribing Ayurveda medicines in these circumstances would lead to an offence under the Delhi Bhartiaya Chikitsa Parishad Act, 1998

 Section 30 : False assumption of Medical Practitioner under this Act to be an offence.Any person who falsely assumes that he is a practitioner as defined in clause (k) of section 2 and practices Bhartiya Chikitsa (Indian System of Medicine), shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment which may extend up to three years and with five which may extend up to Rupees fifty thousand.

Speaking about the direction, Dr Girish Tyagi, Registrar, Delhi Medical Council told Medical Dialogues Team, ” No cross pathy practice is allowed by any medical practitioner unless such person is also registered in that system in which in which he is practicing. Just like practitioners of AYUSH are not allowed to prescribe allopathic medicines under the Delhi Medical Council Act, 1997, the vice versa also holds true and modern medicines practitioners should not prescribe AYUSH drugs unless they are registered with that respective council.”

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

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    Dr B S akkilaya April 8, 2017, 8:38 pm

    The DMC is right.IF U BELIEVE IN

  2. All ayush is ash it should scrapped. Not one scientific report about of this system . They are dangerous to health of the public . No sensible fellow wil write these drugs. Aysh pple live on the ignorencs of the public and the politicians . All the advertisements should be banned. These shame less pple the ayush fellows talk practice what is taught in modern T B of medicine.

  3. That is the right decision from the High Court.
    Why should allopathy doctor prescribe Ayurveic medicines? Most of them can be bought OTC without prescriptions. Let the patents buy these things if they wish to. Allopathy doctor doesn\’t have to vouch for the quality of these medications.

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    Ayush Drs vs Modern Medicine April 6, 2017, 9:13 am

    It is very surprising that Ayurvedic medicines can be purchased without any prescription, no license is required to sell Ayurvedic medicines, advertising Ayurvedic products is not banned (not even considered as unethical) but a qualified medical professional is not allowed to recommend it to any sufferer.
    Ayurveda is India\’s own medical science, it is not restricted to any caste, religion but for every human being. Putting such restrictions will never help to promote Ayurveda. The world has recognized importance of this science and scholars are studying it by staying in India for long period. They also learn Sanskrit for understanding proper & appropriate meaning of original treatise. But our Govt. is treating Ayurveda & Modern medicine as if India & Pakistan. Shame on this attitude.

  5. Very Good . This rule will check cross-pathy in other systems of treatment automatically.