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Date posted: July 14, 2012

Homeopaths can practice allopathy after studying: Maharashtra government

MUMBAI: Maharashtra government today told the Legislative Assembly that doctors wanting to practice allopathy should study pharmacology subject and an ordinance to this effect will be promulgated next month.

Replying to a calling attention notice on the issue of demand of homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy since there is shortage of allopathic doctors in rural areas, state Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit said it was not possible legally to allow medicos to practice a medicine which they have not studied.

“Unani, homeopathy and others doctors wishing to practice allopathy should study pharmacology. It will be a full course of one year and they will be allowed to practice only after they clear the examination,” the minister said.

Accordingly, Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961 will be amended.

He said the Homeopathy Council in Delhi has been requested to include the subject of pharmacology in the homeopathy curriculum.

Nana Patole, Kushal Bopche, Sanjay Kute (all BJP) said ayurvedic doctors are allowed to practice allopathy in primary health care centres, to which the minister said there is an optional subject of pharmacology in ayurvedic syllabus.

“Those who have studied pharmacology can practice allopathy,” he said.

BJP legislator Girish Mahajan said there is an acute shortage of allopathic doctors in rural areas.

Vijay Waddetiwar (Cong) said homeopathic doctors in rural areas treat patients in remote areas and save lives but still have to face legal problems because they are not allowed to practice allopathy.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Homeopaths-can-practice-allopathy-after-studying-Maharashtra-government/articleshow/14863954.cms

Comments

19 Responses so far.

  1. Rahul Tyagi says:

    Will this be applicable in maharashtra only or in other states also…..?

  2. It is sad to hear. I request those dignified and dedicated homeopathic
    doctors not to follow such traps which may be easy to show a sudden
    relief or change to the patient, who are totally ignorant about the
    after effects and complications out of it. All over the world
    suffering people are running away from allopathic treatments and
    alternative treatments are gaining momentum. So achieving your
    competence to become the capable doctor to cure your patient with
    homeopathy alone which needs hard work, talent and dedication to
    homeopathy, is the need of the hour for the sake of healthy existence
    of humanity. In fever cases never suppress fever, which is the most
    dangerous thing and most of the complications come out of it. Today
    all over the world medical community is exploiting fever patients due
    to their ignorance by suppressing fever,

    I request different homeopathic associations to arrange more national,
    state and district wise seminars and study classes to educate and make
    our fellow doctors competent to meet the challenges. I also request
    experienced senior doctors to dedicate and share some of their time in
    educating the new generation.

    I request the new generation homeopathic doctors to seek help and
    guidance from the experienced homeopathic doctors known to you during
    the struggling times to develop your capabilities.

    I myself express my willingness to share and help whomever feel that I
    may be of help to them to approach me with your queries. My e-mail ID
    drkudiyat@gmail.com

    I am saying all these once you start making your livelihood by wrong
    means, there may not be any reversal of it or you may not have time
    and interest to learn the right thing.

  3. Dr S S MATHAD says:

    Hi, Doctors when the WHO said that end of modern medicine soon, why these doctor running benind modern
    system of medicine
    Go & see in google

    Dr S S MATHAD
    LCEH

  4. This would be a nail in our coffin, coming from the land of Homoeopathic stalwarts is a shame, and thinking that these so called Doctor’s would serve the poor in villages is foolish, it could serve the interest of Pharmaceuticals companies, especially all those HOMOEOPATHIC PHARMCEUTICALS MARKETING ALLOPATHIC LIKE MEDICINES- PATENTS

  5. Its is reality that any state government has no capability to given a job to an homoeopathic doctors in large amount or in ratio of MBBS doctor. Jobless doctor feel sadness,anxious,abject despair. He think that he has all lost time, money, age. An MBBS even his junior, compounder, GNM, ANM after compliting his course in sort time got a government job and he earn more by private practice.But an homoeopathic firstly got an admission in private college which has large amount of fees, then his degree get more time to complete, there is lack of government college…. almost all are private. After compiting degree there is no vacancy in government job. All are reason which make him anxious ,indifferent. ONLY one sub. pharmacy lead him to so far that his life become miserable. It is unjustice in present time. All MBBS earn in laks and an homoeopaths earn in some thousand. So morose….How he care and maintain for his familly need in sort earning. I thinkAT THERE IS NO VALUE OF HARD WORK AND TALLENT WHEN YOU HAVE NO WEALTH.It is good news to homoeopath to convert himself as allopath.

  6. dr. radhika chotai says:

    what is superior?material or dynamic? what is faster ? why homoeopath need allopathic medicine to treat patient? practice homoeopathy is best. think about it.

    • Virag Ganatra, Pune.(09823450840) says:

      Doctor is the best judge to decide which treatment would help a speedy and perfect cure. H’pathy is not an out dated therapy but one can not rule out completely.

  7. Dr P.K.Bhattacheryay D.M.S., M.D. (Hom.) says:

    It is very much unfortunate that not the homoeopathic fraternity, but a state Govt, who has no authority, no knowledge about homoeopathic science, is deciding about our science. In homoeopathy there is no scope, no provision of allopathic medication. Allopathy & homoeopathy are two distictly different stream, different science. Unscientific amalgamation of two will prove detrimental to both the science and to patient too. Govt can take advantage of exclusive homoeopathic practice in Rural areas, what is highly effective and encouraging.
    Central Council of homoeopathy should not take any such step to include pharmacology in homoeopathic syllabus and curriculum.
    Dr P.K.Bhattacheryay D.M.S., M.D. ( Hom.)

  8. Dr. Antarlina Gayen (BHMS) says:

    It is really very good to know about such a decision of Maharastra Government regarding the above and myself being a homoeopath welcomes this by heart. But regarding all the personal views mentioned above I would like put forward some points :

    1. In case one reads pharmacology, does it means that he/she SHOULD have to use allopathic medicines only for treatment and can never use homeopathic medicines – I think it is solely his/her personal decision whether he should use allopathy or homeopathy for treatment as per requirement and need of the disease condition.

    2. We, all the homeopaths know it very well that each and every pathies have their own benefits as well as limitations and homeopathy is not an exception – we have to admit that in case of any emergency condition like road accidents,etc we need to take help of the substitute medicines(i.e, allopathic medicines)as per requirement and it is also been supported by Dr. Hahnemann as mentioned in the book of Organon of Medicine). So in that case if we know about the emergency medicines of allopathy – we can treat such conditions and in that case administration of allopathic mode of treatment, what is the harm in it??

    3. Now a days, we came across so many patients who comes to us for treatment after a long years of treatment with allopathic drugs without help as such, but as most of us do not have any knowledge about pharmacology, we either have to wait for a long time to give proper treatment and medicine to them until we get complete disease picture or we have to select medicines based on the incomplete disease picture – but if we have the knowledge of pharmacology : We could understand the exact disease picture by knowing that what is the patient’s original disease and what has been occurred due to the side effects of them, so indirectly it will help us to make the totality of symptoms.

    4. We also know there are many such disease conditions that can be treated best by our homeopathy and not by allopathic drugs. In such cases if any patient visit to us for treatment of such disease , we can easily clarify them that the condition with which he/she is suffering from,can be treated best by homeopathy best and not by allopathy which may cause some adverse effects – Most of them I think will not refuse to go for homeopathic treatment (which they would have otherwise chosen allopathic medicines for treatment) and as a result we will get a golden chance to prove our medicines.

    4. Last but not the least I personally cannot deny that money is also mandatory for all of us to lead a healthy life style. And still our surroundings, our governments has not yet become that much liberal that they can depend on us and provide us with jobs with proper honorarium. Still most of us (except few homeopaths) have to be satisfied with private practice (those who get the chance to do so) otherwise there are so many doctors who has to spend about 3-5 years (after passing out) to get even a small room for private practice within their budget. And the condition is worst for a student who have passed from a private college because even after passing, they didn’t receive a nominal amount of money in the internship period with which he could start or arrange for a room for practice.

    There fore, without disrespecting anyone and any mode of treatment I would like to say – What is the harm if the government is thinking of teaching – pharmacology to the homeopaths, giving us a chance to earn “at par” allopaths, not wasting few more years of their life. It is my request to all those doctors (homeopaths)who are against this decision of the government,that if we, rather than thinking it as a last nail to our coffin, why cannot we think it as a new scope for us??. If an allopathic doctor could specialize themselves with homeopathic medicines then why can’t we??

    One more thing I would like to add – a small request to the concerned Government Authority who are thinking of including pharmacology within homeopathic curriculum — Why do not they make this a totally separate specialization course (As homoeopathy is a Specialization course of MBBS doctors in foreign university) that can be availed by those homoeopathic doctors who wishes to practice allopathic mode of treatment other than homoeopathy. And the doctors who wants to practice homoeopathy solely could practice it without any hesitation. So in this way they will not hurt our homoeopathic ego and they will get a group of capable doctors they required for running healthcare system of medicine in India properly.

  9. Dr R Dey, says:

    It is very difficulty to get the govt job even after completing BHMS,although same syllabus like MBBS. A large section of people, still not believe the Homoepathy. On this amendment of Act, will allow Homoepath to prescribe allopathy medicine in emergency, as well as to enhance the chance of getting the job og RMO in Nursing Home/Primary Health Centers.
    Kindly share , where this amendment , will applicable for all India/ other states also.

  10. Dr R Dey, says:

    Act should be amended for both Homoepath Doctors and patients benefit. Shortage of MBBS Doctors in Rural/semi urban areas will be replaced by Homoepath/Unanni/Auyrvedic Doctors

  11. Dr Swarup Kumar Ray says:

    THIS IS VERY UNIQUE DECISION BY THE MAHARASTRA GOVERMENT .
    ACCORDING TO LAW AND ORDER IF A RIKSHWALA DO THE TRACHISTOMY IT IS NOT THE CRIMINAL OFFENCE WNEN IT IL WILL SAVE THE LIVE .
    THEN WHY DONT THE AYURVEDH OR HOMOEOPATH CAN NOT GIVE THE SOME EMERGENCY LIFE SAVING DRUG IN EMERGENCY PATIENT IF THEY ARE INSTITUTIONALY TRAINED ?
    THE ORTHODOX HOMOEOPATHS PREFER TO REFER THE PATIENT IN EMERGENCY,LATER THEY WILL TREAT CONSTITUTIONALY OT MIASMATICALLY . BUT THE PATIENT DESEVE THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID IN LEFE THREATNING SITUATION .
    THE ORTHODOX WILL FILL WHEN THEIR CHILD ,FATHER OR MOTHER WILL NEED THIS .
    IN EMERGENCY LIKE –IN LVF PATIENT NEED LASIX ,
    IN ORGANOPHOSPHORAS POISONING IN RURAL AREA{MOST COMMON } PATIENT NEED PAM , ATROPIN SULF , IN SNAKE BITE PATINT NEED AVS , NEOSTIGMIN ,
    THUS EVERY DOCTOR SHOULD GIVE THE EMERGENCY AID FOR SUFFERING HUMANITY .
    IF THIS PAHARMACOLOGY COURSE BE MANDATORY TO EVERY DOCTOR IN EVERY STATE THERE WILL BE MULTY LEVEL BENIFIT IN SOCIETY .
    IT DOES NOT MEAN A HOMOEOPATH WILL BE CONVERTED ALLOPATH .
    IF YOU LEARN ENGLISH IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL FOGET MOTHER LANGUAGE , IT IS YOUR WON OUT LOOK WHAT YOU WILL DO FOR PATIENT BENIFIT.

    LASTLY ONE YEAR PAHARMACOLOGY COURSE SHOULD BE A CHOICE OR THERE SHOULD BE AT LEAST 6 MONTH MENDATORY CRITICAL CARE MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR EVEREY DOCTOR .
    THERE ARE SO MANY EXAMPLE THAT A ALLOPATHH HAS BECOME CONVERTED HOMOEOPATH .
    PLEASE DONT WORRY THE ORTHODOX HOMOEOPATH ,IF YOU REALLY WANT ,YOU WIL BE A HOMOEOPATH , BUT DONT CHEAT THE EMERGENCY PATIENT .

  12. vinodpatel says:

    a very good moovement by the maharashtra govt which i think should be done by all states in india as the sylabus of MBBS & BHMS are same except pharmacology

  13. Dr.Rahil Shaikh says:

    i it is a very good news for a homoeopath that he can practice allopathic medicine and also practice homoeopathy……because any pathy is not compelet….the issue people arises about practicing the pathy but no one arises issues about how to treat a sick lonely people…always we oppose a nagetive pathy because we think our ego should maintain..and it is a sickness too……….so i kindly requesting those homoeopath with bottom of my heart that please don’t oppose for practicing allopathy…because what about those Dr. who had paid large amount of fees and still doing job on private hospitals and clinics….our aim is not to practice our pathy but according to master henemann “physician high and only MISSION is to restore the SICK to HEALTH to CURE as it is termed”

  14. Nikhil says:

    Sir i want to know that a M.p bhms students can get allopathy practice or study in maharashtra state.

  15. Dr.Priya Panjabi says:

    I completely agree with Dr.Antarlina Gayen..Well said dear..

  16. krishna sutar says:

    It is foolish thing to do this act. govt. Can give permission to practice allopathy but it is nt solutiön. Plz make govt. Homoeopathic Vacancy more. Homoeopathy itself is perfect science allopathy has got numerous side effects.

  17. RANDHIR SINGH says:

    It is a proud to practice Homoeopathic medicine as it has no side effect and cures by removing root cause of illness but in absence of adequate promotion by Govt. of India/State govt. of various states of India, it is being adopted by few people only , who is aware of miracle of this Homeopathic medication.It is also a tragedy that a Homeopath has to survive with the accumulation of wealth by fees and sale of medicine to the consumer and thus in absence of adequate public motivation towards Homoeopaty as compared to allopathy it is difficult survive for many Homoeopath.
    As a matter of fact that pharmacology is the only course which prevent the eligibility of a Homoeopath for allopathic practice , must be made an optional subject in BHMS Course and also provide an opportunity to educate the BHMS doctors if they desire so. This will help in eradicating shortage of qualified doctors in various parts of India and will prevent the practices of JHOLA CHOP. In any way this adoption by various states of India as in Maharashtra ,will definitely help us in all ways.

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