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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. 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 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…!\”

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

  3. Height of foolishness . What a shame. There is one baba who advocates not to take modren medicine . Here govt propagates quackery. Where we are going . Then close all medical colleges and these to practice medicine. Practicing medicine is not just prescribing a or two drugs it is much more than that . A baba sells from food items to medicine (the so called) in the name of AYUSH. Here ayush shame less felows want to practice modren medicine . It quackery of heighest level .What a shame.

  4. Reddy ji grow up. U not government. Government decided In human welfare plz don\’t post ur frustration here. This is not ur home platform try to behave mature.

  5. Its not his frustration,brother… He is telling the fact… No system of medicine can catchup with the depth and accuracy of modern medicine. Because it studies each and everything related to the normal as well as a diseased human in an extremely deep manner… Prescribing drugs that they dont know well about will be disastrous… A drug may be contra indiacated in many situations n in many combinations n co morbidities.. If its prescribed by an un trained uneducated( this field only)person it will cause great damage to the public n poor people itself… Anyone can prescribe a paracetamol for fever, but even that too have its own contra indiacations, say a patient with an ill liver… So its in fact a dangerous move in all aspects… The best thing that the government can do is, to ask for compulsory 1 year rural service for modern medicine(mbbs) doctors, so that every year they will get the service of expert professionals…This gov has the power to implement such a rule here..if its done, the nations health sector will reach new heights

  6. Disaster in name of improvement