UP Ayush doctors on Hunger strike for permission to allopathy

LUCKNOW:  Ayurvedic, Unani and homeopathy doctors sat on a hunger strike here on Wednesday demanding permission to prescribe modern medicines in emergency cases.

Ayush doctors are not entitled to prescribe medicines of other streams and violation of the rule is deemed malpractice and could mean losing their licence to practise.

Under the aegis of national integrated medical association, the doctors have threatened to lodge a protest if their demand was not met. Giving more details, president of NIMA, Dr Moid Ahmed, said the Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party government had promised to introduce an amendment in the UP Indian Medicine Act, 1939.

The association informed that other states have already introduced the amendment. Maharashtra is the most recent example, they said.[Source]

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