Many of the clinics especially clinic chains using ‘Specialist doctor’ board’ – as Homoeopathic Cancer specialist, Homoeopathic cardiologist, Homoeopathic endocrinologist, Infertility specialist etc. in their cabin, premises and advertisements and even putting board as Homoeopathic Research Centre or Cancer Hospital.
According to Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH)
Claiming to be a specialist without having put on substantial number of years of study and experience in the subject concerned or without possessing a special qualification in the branch concerned is illegal. [Source]
As per law all doctors using unregistered degrees or additional qualification of any specialty with their names which are not registered with Registrar, will be dealt with strict disciplinary action.
As per central and state acts all registered practitioners have been advised to write only those qualifications against their names which have been duly registered by the Council/State Registrar in their registration certificate on the board and prescription.
According to Kerala TCM Council
No person shall add to his name any title, letters or abbreviations which imply that he hold a degree, diploma, licence or certificates as his qualification to practice any of the systems unless approved by the concerned central council or state medical registrar.[Source]
Positive side but illegal
This is a good means to attract patients who always want a specialist doctor rather than a general practitioner.
Now a days they are in search for super specialist doctors even for minor ailments like throat pain coryza etc.
More over patients may get an idea about the types and variety of Homoeopathy treatment available at your clinic or hospital.