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Stop Discrimination against Siddha Doctors, try to regularise them at par with Allopathy ones: Court Tells Govt


Stop Discrimination against Siddha Doctors, try to regularise them at par with Allopathy ones: Court Tells Govt

The court also observed that there was no separate University for Ayush which comprises Siddha, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and Homeopathy, in Tamil Nadu.

Madurai: Responding to a public interest litigation petition which  sought a direction to the Centre and State to allot funds for the development of Siddha medicine, the state high court recently asked the government several questions about the regularisation of such practitioners in the state

The Madras High court Monday asked why Siddha doctors in the State were being discriminated against and if it was possible to regularise their services under the National Rural Health Mission on par with Allopathic doctors.

A division bench of the court’s Madurai bench, comprising, Justices N Kirubakaran and S S Sundar, also posted if the government would reserve at least 50 per cent of the appointments for Siddha doctors under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.

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This comes in light of the fact that while other states employ AYUSH doctors under the centrally run RSBK scheme, in the state of Tamil Nadu only allopathy doctors are appointed.

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Though there were 33 districts in Tamil Nadu, the government has appointed only eight Siddha doctors as district Siddha Medical Officers on regular basis.

“Therefore, the government has to respond as to when it would appoint regular district Siddha Medical Officer in each district,” the bench said.

It observed that there was no separate University for Ayush which comprises Siddha, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and Homeopathy, in Tamil Nadu.

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There was the need to have a separate University for Ayush and government has to respond as to when a separate one would be established in Tamil Nadu, the bench said, posting the case for government’s reply on April 24.



Source: with agency inputs
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    Dr.Gangadhara Rai April 24, 2019, 12:00 pm

    It is very unfortunate that the judges in Chennai dealing with regulating siddha doctors are probably not aware of the fact that health infrastructure in our country is established for modern medical system.
    Ayush specialities have their own pharmacopia for drug dispensing for which the syatem is not tuned up.There is no way that Ayush can be compared to modern medicare system.

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    Raju shrevastav April 28, 2019, 11:16 pm

    If so Stop empolyeening AYUSH doctor to private hospitals under allopathic BOSS…

  3. These aret he same people who rush to us for their cough

  4. Good intiative.let we all see competant and quality medical practise,not reserved medical degree.

  5. Hahaa….go with fever…..theyl tell breathe in….breathe out.. Treatment over.. MODIS psycho dreams…public s going to spit on u….

  6. very sad you have zero knowledge about holistic health


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