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Doctors who study pharmacology can practice allopathy in Maharashtra

Unani, homeopathy and others doctors should study pharmacology for a full year course and after clearing the exams, they will be allowed to practice alopathy in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Friday told the Legislative Assembly that doctors wanting to practice allopathy should study pharmacology subject and an ordinance to this effect will be promulgated next month, reports PTI.

Replying to a calling attention notice on the issue of demand of homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy since there is shortage of allopathic doctors in rural areas, state Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit said it was not possible legally to allow medicos to practice a medicine which they have not studied.

"Unani, homeopathy and others doctors wishing to practice allopathy should study pharmacology. It will be a full course of one year and they will be allowed to practice only after they clear the examination," the minister said.

Accordingly, Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961 will be amended.

He said the Homeopathy Council in Delhi has been requested to include the subject of pharmacology in the homeopathy curriculum.

Nana Patole, Kushal Bopche, Sanjay Kute (all BJP) said ayurvedic doctors are allowed to practice allopathy in primary health care centres, to which the minister said there is an optional subject of pharmacology in ayurvedic syllabus.

"Those who have studied pharmacology can practice allopathy," he said.

BJP legislator Girish Mahajan said there is an acute shortage of allopathic doctors in rural areas.

Vijay Waddetiwar (Cong) said homeopathic doctors in rural areas treat patients in remote areas and save lives but still have to face legal problems because they are not allowed to practice allopathy.

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Bhagavan ps

3 years ago

I went through all the comments under this issue. The issue has derailed in most of the comments.
Quote: Replying to a calling attention notice on the issue of demand of homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy since there is shortage of allopathic doctors in rural areas, state Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit said it was not possible legally to allow medicos to practice a medicine which they have not studied.

"Unani, homeopathy and others doctors wishing to practice allopathy should study pharmacology. It will be a full course of one year and they will be allowed to practice only after they clear the examination," the minister said."

Unquote: The real issue in question is 'Study of pharmacology' being considered a must to practice medicine. Which pharmacology? Alopathic /Ayurvedic / Unani ? I take it that the minister meant Allopathic pharmacology.

Well. let us not oversimplify the already too much simplified medical practice.

Medical practice in India is a reign-less reckless practice with absolutely no accountability on any one at any level. This is one typical profession in science where the practitioners don't relish any control, regulation and least of all any logic for their action.
The educationists, students and latter the service providers have all only one common issue in mind ie: Moneylife and life full of money! Such being the case the Govt should come out with a system to control and regulate the quality of all the professionals that includes Doctors in all the system of medicine, Nurses, Pharmacists by making it a mandatory to score some minimum credits before renewing their registration.? This will set a trend where every professional will not have time for anything except for updation of their skill and knowledge. This will in turn benefit the public and patients at large.

Bhagavan ps

4 years ago

Then please allow pharmacy, nursing, physiotherapy (as orthopedics) to study pharmacology to practice medicine. They are million times better than ward boy-surgeons. Allow PharmD graduates to practice medicine, as their patho-physiology knowledge and depth of drug and pharmacology knowledge is quite superior.

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Kunal Kale

In Reply to Bhagavan ps 3 years ago

I think following points should be considered.

1. BAMS is 100% integrated course to pass. if not prove it. Consider question paper or syllabus to oral exam.

2. If there is a problem about Prescribing medicine then consider this.
a. say Ayurvedic practitioner to go without antibiotic in emergency.
b. say Allopathic practitioner to practice without serpentine in HTN.

More than 87% of modern drugs are modified stage of traditional medicine only considered antibiotics are new drugs not mentioned by any means in tradition system. And More than 94% of Traditional medicine practitioner is using simply modified old drugs.

See what is basic these people are using resources to treat people for better life. but the people related with this decision cannot be considered human, because they are challenging the basics of life that you are what we say.

If you become one degree holder you could not have another (With respect to courts judgement does this is freedom given?). It doesn’t matter you have better skill than previous.

Does it means ones you are Idiot always Idiot.

Really these are not human being to consider just kept away these people from govt. system, otherwise, next day they will say the Law graduate could not be considered for MLA, and, if it is so, and previously listened, then think how many parliamentary member will go home. And still, if you don’t get it considered. You are proving rejection of science. and humanity of yours.

As I believe every human Being could be act as Doctor if Knowledge with appropriate training is given by a body approved by law.

MBBS is not actually that.

Frankly MBBS is pressure of World Bank with WHO to “fund” “India” passed in Govt. misused by MBBS or supporter. So it is not the war of knowledge or actual relief to the patient.

It is the war of Pharmacy preparing products issuing knowledge and not taking responsibilities of safety to keep their brand safe.

So in my opinion professional of health care should not allow to make private practice. He must be bound to follow govt. service.

Otherwise the Indians will go without health care. china will have more than 3/4 share (WHO 2012 report) for his traditional medicine. and you will see Chinese medical practitioner and Indian will attain it. As well as Chinese Pharmacy making drugs in India.

I hope you can understand if you are a Indian.

and not MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS.

And off course I expect comments against it. Definitely that will be cry of MBBS this is mine and not humans

Kunal Kale

In Reply to Bhagavan ps 3 years ago

I think following points should be considered.
1. BAMS is 100% integrated course to pass. if not prove it. Consider question paper or syllabus to oral exam.
2. If there is a problem about Prescribing medicine then consider this.
a. say Ayurvedic practitioner to go without antibiotic in emergency.
b. say Allopathic practitioner to practice without serpentine in HTN.
More than 87% of modern drugs are modified stage of traditional medicine only considered antibiotics are new drugs not mentioned by any means in tradition system. And More than 94% of Traditional medicine practitioner is using simply modified old drugs.
See what is basic these people are using resources to treat people for better life. but the people related with this decision cannot be considered human, because they are challenging the basics of life that you are what we say.
If you become one degree holder you could not have another (With respect to courts judgement does this is freedom given?). It doesn’t matter you have better skill than previous.
Does it means ones you are Idiot always Idiot.
Really these are not human being to consider just kept away these people from govt. system, otherwise, next day they will say the Law graduate could not be considered for MLA, and, if it is so, and previously listened, then think how many parliamentary member will go home. And still, if you don’t get it considered. You are proving rejection of science. and humanity of yours.
As I believe every human Being could be act as Doctor if Knowledge with appropriate training is given by a body approved by law.
MBBS is not actually that.
Frankly MBBS is pressure of World Bank with WHO to “fund” “India” passed in Govt. misused by MBBS or supporter. So it is not the war of knowledge or actual relief to the patient.
It is the war of Pharmacy preparing products issuing knowledge and not taking responsibilities of safety to keep their brand safe.
So in my opinion professional of health care should not allow to make private practice. He must be bound to follow govt. service.
Otherwise the Indians will go without health care. china will have more than 3/4 share (WHO 2012 report) for his traditional medicine. and you will see Chinese medical practitioner and Indian will attain it. As well as Chinese Pharmacy making drugs in India.

I hope you can understand if you are a Indian.

and not MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS.

And off course I expect comments against it. Definitely that will be cry of MBBS this is mine and not humans

Kunal Kale

In Reply to Bhagavan ps 3 years ago

I think following points should be considered.
1. BAMS is 100% integrated course to pass. if not prove it. Consider question paper or syllabus to oral exam.
2. If there is a problem about Prescribing medicine then consider this.
a. say Ayurvedic practitioner to go without antibiotic in emergency.
b. say Allopathic practitioner to practice without serpentine in HTN.
More than 87% of modern drugs are modified stage of traditional medicine only considered antibiotics are new drugs not mentioned by any means in tradition system. And More than 94% of Traditional medicine practitioner is using simply modified old drugs.
See what is basic these people are using resources to treat people for better life. but the people related with this decision can not be considered human, because they are challenging the basics of life that if you become one degree holder you could not have another. it doesn’t matter you have better skill than previous. does it means ones you are Idiot always Idiot. Really these are not human being to consider just kept away these people from govt. system, otherwise next day they will say the Law graduate could not be considered for MLA and if it is so and previously listened then think how many parliamentary member will go home. and still if you don’t get it consider you are proving rejection of science. and humanity of your. As I believe every human Being could be act as Doctor if Knowledge with appropriate training is given by a body approved by law. MBBS is not actually that. frankly it is pressure of world bank with WHO to fund India passed in Govt. misused by MBBS or supporter. So it is not the war of knowledge or actual relief to the patient. it is the war of Pharmacy preparing products issuing knowledge and not taking responsibilities of safety to keep their brand safe.
so in my opinion professional of health care should not allow to make private practice. He must be bound to follow govt. service.
otherwise the Indians will go without health care. china will have more than 3/4 share (WHO 2012 report) for his traditional medicine. and you will see Chinese medical practitioner and Indian will attain it. As well as Chinese Pharmacy making drugs in India.

I hope you can understand if you are a Indian.

and not MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS.

And off course I expect comments against it. definitely that will be cry of MBBS this is mine and not humans

Bhagavan ps

In Reply to Merchant M S 4 years ago

Exactly., No body goes to college to become a run of the mill product or the worst a quack.

I love the kids, graduating students. On several interactions I find the students and fresh graduates questioning the ills, malpractices, inter and intra professional in-coordination,professional jealousy etc. This clearly indicates that they are against professional evils. But, what turns them into the ones we don't relish?

Every thing starts with a prayer, puja, blessings of elders with the only intention to become a good professional. But, the college fee, that bleeds the family, the working atmosphere that allows 'Chalta hai'attitude, the society that looks down at the simple lifestyle and that expects some glamour, market force that creates an environment that compels one to be irrational and unethical,management that expects minimum revenue from each department and enforces certain policies that doesn't permit courtesy,little charity,(Ex: Hospital registration and consultation is a must even if no medical intervention is required), demand of family members to be on par with peer group and many more factors - all add up to make them what they should not be.

The issue is how to come out from this wilderness? / The scare is can we come out at all?

Merchant M S

In Reply to Bhagavan ps 4 years ago

If you have a kin who have done BHMS, BUMS or BAMS, look at their face on graduating. They attend the college to become doctors, churned out to be neither a doctor nor a quack.

dr sk chaudhary

4 years ago

DR SK CHAUDHARY
I have read above all coments of allopathic doctors.one thing which is common in all comments is ego & jealousy.they all have superiorty complex and arrogancy.they never lose any chance to say quacks/bogus to institutionaly qualified ayush doctors.they are continuously making all efforts to harass ayush doctors by manipulating &misleading courts and government to pass strict orders against ayush doctors.their organizations like IMA & MCI creating monopoly in health system.they are getting 97% of health budget.their doctors never wish to go in government hospitals & rural areas where more than 70% of population is suffering from many diseases.Nothing is hidden about the worst facilities of government hospitals & mostly allopathic doctors are practicing in city/urban area they are making more and more money in their pvt hospitals & clinics.more than 70% of indian population is lower & medium class they are unable to pay heavy fee & investigations expenses.most of the ayush doctors are providing their cheap services in rural areas.allopathic doctors are frustrated & insecured after knowing that government are planning to promote ayush doctors as competent main stream doctors.thats why they are making such misconception & expressing their misconduct/agitation through mean spirited comments over ayush doctors.every one knows which type of bogus allopathic doctors are being produced after paying heavy donation&fees in private medical colleges in india & abroad like russia/kazakistan/china etc.they are sucking blood of poor population.so time is changing you should accept & appreciate such type of government decisions and stop underestimate institutionaly qualified ayush doctors.and carefully read BAMS syllabus over CCIM website before passing any comment. every person has right to learn science and to serve it for mankind.Be concentrate over unregestered/non degree holders doctors.

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Kunal Kale

In Reply to Raju Kumar 3 years ago

I think following points should be considered.
1. BAMS is 100% integrated course to pass. if not prove it. Consider question paper or syllabus to oral exam.
2. If there is a problem about Prescribing medicine then consider this.
a. say Ayurvedic practitioner to go without antibiotic in emergency.
b. say Allopathic practitioner to practice without serpentine in HTN.
More than 87% of modern drugs are modified stage of traditional medicine only considered antibiotics are new drugs not mentioned by any means in tradition system. And More than 94% of Traditional medicine practitioner is using simply modified old drugs.
See what is basic these people are using resources to treat people for better life. but the people related with this decision can not be considered human, because they are challenging the basics of life that if you become one degree holder you could not have another. it doesn’t matter you have better skill than previous. does it means ones you are Idiot always Idiot. Really these are not human being to consider just kept away these people from govt. system, otherwise next day they will say the Law graduate could not be considered for MLA and if it is so and previously listened then think how many parliamentary member will go home. and still if you don’t get it consider you are proving rejection of science. and humanity of your. As I believe every human Being could be act as Doctor if Knowledge with appropriate training is given by a body approved by law. MBBS is not actually that. frankly it is pressure of world bank with WHO to fund India passed in Govt. misused by MBBS or supporter. So it is not the war of knowledge or actual relief to the patient. it is the war of Pharmacy preparing products issuing knowledge and not taking responsibilities of safety to keep their brand safe.
so in my opinion professional of health care should not allow to make private practice. He must be bound to follow govt. service.
otherwise the Indians will go without health care. china will have more than 3/4 share (WHO 2012 report) for his traditional medicine. and you will see Chinese medical practitioner and Indian will attain it. As well as Chinese Pharmacy making drugs in India.

I hope you can understand if you are a Indian.

and not MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS.

And off course I expect comments against it. definitely that will be cry of MBBS this is mine and not humans

dr sk chaudhary

In Reply to Raju Kumar 4 years ago

dr sk chaudhary - my dear doctors i have studied anatomy, physiology,pathology,hygiene social & preventive medicine,pharmacology,toxicology medical jurisprudence,medicine,ophthalmology,ENT,surgery,gynae& obs, pediatrics according to both ayurvedic& modern scientific medicine in theoretical&practical manner during my 4.5 yrs BAMS curriculum.i done dissection of dead body & rotatory internship of one year in which 6 months of allopathy in dist.gov. hospital was included. why i cant practice for the same??????????.you can read BAMS syllabus over http://www.ccimindia.org. supreme court has made clear verdict that The position with regard to Medical practitioners of Indian medicine holding degrees in integrated courses is on the same plain inasmuch as if any State Act recognizes their qualification as sufficient for registration in the State Medical register, the prohibition contain in Section 15(2)(b) of the 1956 Act will not apply.(dr mukhtiar chand&ors v the state of punjab1998).CCIM has also cleard many time through its notifocations. we are only fighting for our rights on the ground of facts.so dont take it personaly& stop misleading courts & government.

Raju Kumar

In Reply to dr sk chaudhary 4 years ago

AYUSH Practitioners practicing AYUSH are not quacks. We are speaking of AYUSH practitioners practicing Modern medicine. The Supreme Court has labelled them Quacks( Charlatan).Any one cannot be above the law of the land.

Merchant M S

4 years ago

Will Honorable minister appoint and take treatment from these doctors?

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Kunal Kale

In Reply to Merchant M S 3 years ago

I think following points should be considered.
1. BAMS is 100% integrated course to pass. if not prove it. Consider question paper or syllabus to oral exam.
2. If there is a problem about Prescribing medicine then consider this.
a. say Ayurvedic practitioner to go without antibiotic in emergency.
b. say Allopathic practitioner to practice without serpentine in HTN.
More than 87% of modern drugs are modified stage of traditional medicine only considered antibiotics are new drugs not mentioned by any means in tradition system. And More than 94% of Traditional medicine practitioner is using simply modified old drugs.
See what is basic these people are using resources to treat people for better life. but the people related with this decision can not be considered human, because they are challenging the basics of life that if you become one degree holder you could not have another. it doesn’t matter you have better skill than previous. does it means ones you are Idiot always Idiot. Really these are not human being to consider just kept away these people from govt. system, otherwise next day they will say the Law graduate could not be considered for MLA and if it is so and previously listened then think how many parliamentary member will go home. and still if you don’t get it consider you are proving rejection of science. and humanity of your. As I believe every human Being could be act as Doctor if Knowledge with appropriate training is given by a body approved by law. MBBS is not actually that. frankly it is pressure of world bank with WHO to fund India passed in Govt. misused by MBBS or supporter. So it is not the war of knowledge or actual relief to the patient. it is the war of Pharmacy preparing products issuing knowledge and not taking responsibilities of safety to keep their brand safe.
so in my opinion professional of health care should not allow to make private practice. He must be bound to follow govt. service.
otherwise the Indians will go without health care. china will have more than 3/4 share (WHO 2012 report) for his traditional medicine. and you will see Chinese medical practitioner and Indian will attain it. As well as Chinese Pharmacy making drugs in India.

I hope you can understand if you are a Indian.

and not MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS.

And off course I expect comments against it. definitely that will be cry of MBBS this is mine and not humans

Rohit Bajaj

4 years ago

If you want people to practice Modern medicine( Layman: Allopathy) only after graduating in Homeopathy Ayurveda, etc ,What is the need for these Courses?
The system of medicine is totally different and cannot be intermixed.
Homeopathy is on the principle of "Like cures like" and Ayurveda on the Principles of Tridosha.
Let the Govt. declare that all other systems are useless and stop these courses.

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Kunal Kale

In Reply to Rohit Bajaj 3 years ago

I think following points should be considered.
1. BAMS is 100% integrated course to pass. if not prove it. Consider question paper or syllabus to oral exam.
2. If there is a problem about Prescribing medicine then consider this.
a. say Ayurvedic practitioner to go without antibiotic in emergency.
b. say Allopathic practitioner to practice without serpentine in HTN.
More than 87% of modern drugs are modified stage of traditional medicine only considered antibiotics are new drugs not mentioned by any means in tradition system. And More than 94% of Traditional medicine practitioner is using simply modified old drugs.
See what is basic these people are using resources to treat people for better life. but the people related with this decision can not be considered human, because they are challenging the basics of life that if you become one degree holder you could not have another. it doesn’t matter you have better skill than previous. does it means ones you are Idiot always Idiot. Really these are not human being to consider just kept away these people from govt. system, otherwise next day they will say the Law graduate could not be considered for MLA and if it is so and previously listened then think how many parliamentary member will go home. and still if you don’t get it consider you are proving rejection of science. and humanity of your. As I believe every human Being could be act as Doctor if Knowledge with appropriate training is given by a body approved by law. MBBS is not actually that. frankly it is pressure of world bank with WHO to fund India passed in Govt. misused by MBBS or supporter. So it is not the war of knowledge or actual relief to the patient. it is the war of Pharmacy preparing products issuing knowledge and not taking responsibilities of safety to keep their brand safe.
so in my opinion professional of health care should not allow to make private practice. He must be bound to follow govt. service.
otherwise the Indians will go without health care. china will have more than 3/4 share (WHO 2012 report) for his traditional medicine. and you will see Chinese medical practitioner and Indian will attain it. As well as Chinese Pharmacy making drugs in India.

I hope you can understand if you are a Indian.

and not MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS.

And off course I expect comments against it. definitely that will be cry of MBBS this is mine and not humans

Raju Kumar

4 years ago

What an absurd step taken by these foolish politicians.
They are promoting Quackery and is against Supreme Court Judgements. A Writ Petition should be filed against such nonsense immediately in the High Court.
Is the Maharashtra IMA Sleeping?

suresh

4 years ago

Urban doctor will not go to rural areas because they want more money which they can get only in big city by fleecing gullible patients and by putting fear in their life.

It is a very good move by the Maharashtra Governmnet, at least those doctors who have studied allopathy can prescribe in allopathy medicines.

Anyway, it is now very difficult to get a MBBS degree anyway provide there is enough fund in the money and we know what kind of Doctor we get thereafter who only prescribe unwanted tests in a particular laboratory and expensive medicines of big pharma co.

There was a time when Doctors were treated with great respect. Now, i don't have words to say.

To clarify, there are some good doctors too but they are fast disappearing.

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dictator

In Reply to Raju Kumar 4 years ago

allopathy is not a layman term dear sir...first u know wat is layman term and then talk about rthese things....orelse otherwise just dont do any comment.....

Raju Kumar

In Reply to suresh 4 years ago

Just having a short course only in Pharmacology does not amount to learning Modern Medicine ( Layman term: Allopathy).

Sourav

4 years ago

Yes, it is always better to add water to milk to make-up its shortage, rather than increase milk production.....the quality of milk be damned !!!

Shameful & shocking decision.

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