Even as the State government policies strictly prohibit Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (Ayush) doctors from prescribing allopathy medicine, plenty of doctors, appointed at various Primary Health Centres (PHCs), are forced to do so.
With no cases being filed against the doctors for doing so, it is indeed evident that the government has only taken a double stand regarding the same. Also, neither the government nor doctors vouch for anything gone wrong in these cases.
While doctors who prescribe the medicine have been seeking that it be implemented in the policy so as to wash their hands of the legal issues, the government has turned a blind eye to the situation for long.
“Half the time, ayurvedic and homeopathy medicines run out of stock. Orders are not placed for the same nor is it made available immediately,” he said adding that the higher ups told them that they were to administer allopathy medicine in case ayush medications were not available. [Source]