Unani, Ayurvedic doctors allegedly prescribing Allopathic medicines to gullible patients

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SRINAGAR: Scores of Unani and Ayurvedic doctors are al­legedly practicing the Allopathic system in the hospitals of the state, at the cost of the heath of gullible patients.

Sources told KNS that the Unani and Ayurvedic doctors posted in several Hospitals of the state especially in the rural areas, who have an authority only to prescribe Unani and Ayurvedic medicines are alleg­edly prescribing the Allopathic medicine. “These doctors don’t have even the basic knowledge about the salts of the allopathic medicines as the allopathic system of medicines is purely scientific and involve thor­ough combination of herbs and salts,” sources said.

Wishing anonymity one of the senior doctors of the valley admitted that such things do prevail in a number of hospitals.

“BUMS, Ayurvedic, ISM docs practice Allopathic sys­tem in violation of the Medi­cal Council of India (MCI) norms. This illegal practice by the doctors is going on mostly in the hospitals of rural areas where MBBS doctors alleg­edly refuse to go,” he said.

Reports and official sources said that these doctors have been indulging in this practice in al­most all the Sub District Hospi­tals (SDHs) and Primary Health Centers (PHCs) of rural areas at the cost of the lives of the patients.

The government had ap­pointed the doctors possess­ing degrees in other systems of medicine in rural areas to overcome the staff shortage as doctors holding MBBS de­grees refuse to serve there,” a senior official of the Health Department said.

Sources said that due to the non-availability of Ayurvedic or Unani medicines in the rural markets these doctors prescribe the allopathic medi­cines to the patients. “The ISM doctors know little about the formula, mode of action and dosage of the allopathic medicines so prescribing the same may prove disastrous for any patient any time,” said a doctor wishing anonymity.

Sources said that the basic concept of Indian Systems is en­tirely different from allopathic treatment. In case of Homoeop­athy, treatment is provided by the likes. These two methods, ISM and Homoeopathy, do not have the concept of bacteria or virus or fungi which is the fundamental disease causing organism dealt with by the modern system,” sources in the health department said.


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