Oct 4, 2012

Maharashtra govt asks ayurveda doctors to move Centre over ultrasonography tests

MUMBAI: The state had advised these ayurvedic doctors to approach the Union government to amend the existing Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act so that they are allowed to conduct sonography tests. At present, ayurvedic doctors are not allowed to conduct USG test as they are not registered with the Medical Council of India (MCI).

"Ayurvedic doctors want permission to conduct sonography tests. According to the PCPNDT Act, only doctors registered with the MCI can perform a sonography test. If these doctors want the permission, then one has to make changes in the PCPNDT Act," Suresh Shetty, public health minister said. As the PCPNDT Act is a central government Act, the state cannot make any changes in it. "Hence, the public health department has advised these doctors to approach union government," he added.

The advice was given to a delegation of the ayurvedic doctors at a meeting in Mantralaya. 

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/


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