Jun 2, 2012

Ayurvedic doctors seek allopathy use in emergency

BANGALORE, May 31, 2012

Members of Ayush Federation of India, Karnataka, (AFIK), demanded the state government to permit the ayurveda doctors to use allopathy medicines in emergency situations.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Dr N A Magdum, president of AFIK, said, “Every year, nearly 4,000 AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Sidda and Homeopathy) doctors graduate from 80 colleges.
The future of these students is insecure in terms of employment and practice.

Until the state government declares a plan of action for these students, we will boycott CET counselling which is scheduled in June. An indefinite strike will be held until the government comes up with a concrete plan.”
Talking about the future of AYUSH doctors, Dr Magdum said, “The AYUSH doctors practising medicine at remote rural areas are prevented from prescribing allopathy medicines in case of emergency.
It is necessary for allopathy medicines to be used in contingency at least to alleviate pain or further complications till the patients from rural areas are sent to a nearby district hospital.”

He added as per the SC order, all state government may grant permission to the serving ayurveda doctors to use allopathy medicines in emergency cases.
He added, “As many as 14 states across the country have granted permission to use allopathy medicine, except Karnataka, where there is a dire need.”
He explained that all the AYUSH doctors study and practise for five-and-a-halfyears, but despite the education, they are denied the due respect and are targetted for the usage of allopathy medicines.

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/



  1. Plz give me the name of 14 states across the country which have granted permission to use allopathy medicine in emergency.

  2. For further information, you may please contact the source cited above

  3. there are no details about states.