The Kerala High Court on 9th June 20201 held that a qualified homeopathic physician can prescribe and dispense preventive and prophylactic homeopathy medicines for COVID-19.
Justice N. Nagaresh observed that homeopathic physicians could also use homeopathy medicines for symptom management of COVID-19-like illness.
At the outset, the High Court decided upon the extent to which homoeopathic practitioners can treat Covid-19 patients prescribing homoeopathic medicines. Justice N Nagaresh ruled in favour of allopathic medical practitioners deciding that a qualified homoeopathic physician can dispense preventive and prophylactic homoeopathic medicines for Covid-19.
The verdict came on a writ petition filed by Dr Jayaprasad Karunakaran from Thiruvananthapuram. According to him, he was prevented by the heath authorities from treating COVID-19 patients.
The court cited the AYUSH Ministry guidelines and Supreme Court rulings on symptom management and prevention of COVID-19 by homeopaths. The court ordered that the petitioner was not obstructed from practising homeopathy as per the guidelines of the AYUSH Ministry.
Background of the Matter
The State Government had issued a State Medical Protocol invoking the provisions of the Disaster Management Act directing that Covid-19 affected persons should can only be treated by the Government and those authorized by the Government. The petition contends that there was nothing prohibiting qualified medical AYUSH practitioners to prescribe immunity booster mixture or tablets suggested by the Ministry of AYUSH, which also includes homoeopathy practitioners
Download Judgement : Kerala HC Judgement allowing Homoeopathic practitioners to treat Covid