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Date posted: July 15, 2012

“We are not asking for something new, it has been a practice in 12 other States for AYUSH doctors to prescribe allopathy medicines too” said N.A. Magadum, AFI State president

Medical services in the State are likely to be hit in the coming fortnight with members of the Karnataka Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA) and the Karnataka chapter of the Ayush Federation of India (AFI) planning to strike work from Monday.

While the KGMOA is seeking handing over of 10 district hospitals from the Medical Education Department to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, AYUSH practitioners want the government to allow them to prescribe allopathic medicines during emergencies.

The KGMOA has decided to stage a protest demonstration here on Monday. Hundreds of AYUSH practitioners, who will hold district-wise protests on July 20 and July 21, will assemble in Bangalore for an indefinite strike from July 22, AFI State president N.A. Magadum said.

Long-pending demands
KGMOA president H.N. Ravindra told The Hindu that the association’s demand for taking back district hospitals from the department and merger of incentives with basic pay were pending for long.

“Although these hospitals were under the Health Department earlier, their transfer to the Medical Education Department deprived doctors under the Health Department of promotion opportunities,” he said.

Asserting that they would give a 10-day deadline to the government from July 16, Mr. Ravindra said the doctors would resign en masse if their demands were not met.

Mr. Magadum said more than 80 per cent of the 40,000 AYUSH practitioners worked in rural areas. “More than 700 of these have been deployed by the government in State-run medical facilities. The government seeks our help whenever government doctors strike work. But we are prohibited from prescribing allopathy medicines during emergencies,” he said.

Rural scene
“People in rural areas do not see which medicine we practice. They want a quick cure, especially during an emergency. If we fail on such occasions, people will doubt our capabilities. We are not asking for something new. It has been a practice in 12 other States for AYUSH doctors to prescribe allopathy medicines too,” he said.

Minister S.A. Ramdas refused to comment on the issue and said it came under the purview of the Health Department. Sources in the Health Department said the issue would be taken up for discussions after the department gets a new Minister.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/article3640314.ece

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Dr Mansoor says:

    Dear Friends,
    I think some major defect/lapse in Homeopathy education and training. Why these people are on strike to prescribe allopathy. We should convince these people about the credibility of Homeopathy in acute and acute emergencies.

    CCH and senior Homoeopaths please concentrate in this issue. Unscientific amalgamation leads to death of Homoeopathy

  2. DR.VANAHALLI says:

    MY DEAR DOCTORS,
    WHY YOU HAVE WORRIED OF————————,
    RULE IS THAT YOU HAVE TO PRESCRIBE YOUR OWN MEDICINES FOR WHICH U HAVE QUALIFIED AND APPROVED BY GOVT.

    1 TRY TO PRESCRIBE FIRST YOUR MEDICINES
    2 TRY TO UP HOLD YOUR SYSTEM FIRST
    3 TRY TO EDUCATE YOUR SELF IN YOUR KNOLEDGE FIRST
    4 DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE YOUR FRATRNITY TREAMENT
    5 IF YOU ARE NOT INTERRESTED IN GOOD PRACTICE , FORGET THE BEGGINGS FIRST.
    ————————————————-
    EDUCATION
    EXPERIENCE
    INTEREST
    STANDERDITY
    QUALITY
    SOME OF OUR DEFICTS:
    SOME COLLEGES ARE NOT MAINTAING STANDERDS
    SOME OF TEACHERS ARE —————DO—
    SOME OF GOVT FORMATS —————DO—
    SOME OF GOVT PROGRAMMES————-DO—
    SOME OF GOVT OFFICERS—————DO—

    ETC————————————–
    WE MUST EXCEPT OUR DUTY.

    DR.VANHALLI

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