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West Bengal allows AYUSH practitioners to practice modern medicine including Antibiotics


West Bengal allows AYUSH practitioners to practice modern medicine including Antibiotics

West Bengal: After deliberating over the issue of allowing AYUSH practitioners to prescribe modern medicine, the state government of West Bengal has now decided to give them a go ahead, permitting certain practitioners of the Indian System of Medicine to practice modern medicine, but with some riders.

The approval comes in the form of a notification from the Health and Family Welfare Department ( AYUSH Branch), Government of West Bengal that declared that the persons holding qualifications specified in the second schedule to the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970, and duly registered under the concerned state council in West Bengal, shall be entitled to practice the drugs of modern medicine in the state.

However, the notice has specified that the said permission is limited to the drugs those mentioned in the schedule A below, to the extent of training imparted to them as per the syllabus prescribed from time to time by the Central Council of Indian medicine under the aforesaid act of 1970.

Schedule A

  1. Antacids including H2 receptors blockers
  2. Antimalarial (National Treatment Protocol to be followed)
  3. Antibiotics chemo therapeutics- Cotrimazole, Tetracycline, Azithromycine, Amoxycillin, Ampicillin
  4. Antiamoebic – Metronidazole, Tinidazole
  5. Antihelminthics – Albendazole, Mebandazole
  6. Antiemetics – Domperidone, Ondacetron
  7. Antipyretics – Paracetamol
  8. O.R.S
  9. Bronchodilators – Salbutamol, Theophyline
  10. Oral contraceptives
  11. Vitamin A in oil
  12. Iron, Folic Acid Tablets
  13. 13 Any other medicine as may be included in the list by the State Government in future or included in Programme (except anti-cancer medicines)

As per the order, these practitioners will, however, not be entitled to perform the procedures indicated in schedule B below.

Schedule B

  1. Medico legal cases
  2. Autopsy Examination
  3. Intra-venous Injections, IV Drips
  4. Surgical procedures other than pure Unani/ Ayurveda Surgical procedures like Ksharsutra
  5. Blood transfusion




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  1. Reddy Ji and Arvind ji……..Who told you the Unani practitioners are unaware about Modern Drug knowledge? And at the same time ….. only MBBS practitioners are Knowing everything ?
    Perhaps you have very little knowledge of Unani , Homeopathy or Ayurveda system of Medicine!! What do you mean by \” Very Deep Level \” ?? Maximum no of Alopathic Physicians have very little knowledge of Actual patient verification procidure. They only depend on Pathological Lab report….and do earn(?) by unnecessary Lab testing…….having very poor knowledge of
    symtomatology !!!! It is very troublesome for them to work in Rural Area ….. due to very poor medical knowledge instead. Cause mal treatment call for man- handling and mass agitation very quick in Rural Area. Doing fault is there very critical !!! But Homeo, Unani, or A few Ayurveda physician doing the greatest jobthere in Rural and Urban Area……even without any Side-Effect.
    I have several examples , the Unani or Homeo physician done the greatest job for humanity ….. where MBBS doctors are just selling Death Cerifificate only…..providing such one to whom he never treated in lieu of Rs 1000 /- !!
    Is it the Education of \”Modern\” Technique ????

    So, I think , Homeo or Unani Physicians must get permission to use Modern Medicine, as er necessity. Hearty Welcome to Honorable Govt\’s Decision.

  2. Kindly have a detailed knowledge of integrated ayurveda course and side effects and limitations of modern medicine in chronic cases before passing any rubbish comment

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    Pinaki Ranjan Dey March 12, 2018, 11:44 pm

    pharmacist can be allow for practice of modern medicine.

  4. consider this.. most drugs are being prescribed by Pharmacists anyway..
    They have your Medical Council number anyway .
    Every Non Allopathic doctor and pharmacy graduate aspires to be a doctor.. for that matter nurses think that as in the west nurse practitoners are equal to clinicians.
    Physiotherapists, Audiologists, geneticists.. all aspire to get a Phd..so that they can call themselves doctors without specifying that they are Phd\’s..

    The MBBS doctor is however essential to the team , as he/she is the only person who can be charged in court .

    As graffiti in New york reads \” Support the legal profession, send your son to medical school…!\”

  5. right decision at right time,to stop quackery & to serve poor people of remote villages