Ayurvedic Doctors are now allowed to prescribe Allopathic Medicines
Ayurvedic Doctors in Uttrakhand has given a green card by the government to prescribe allopathic medicines to patients in an emergency.
The Ayush Minister, Harak Singh Rawat said that this decision was taken for the benefit of the people living in remote areas of Uttrakhand as the health centres near their places mostly have the required doctors. This decision was taken on the eve of International Yoga Day. The announcement was made by Uttrakhand Ayurvedic University.
90percent of all the natural health centres are located in hilly areas there. However, it wasn’t welcomed by everyone, the Indian Medical Association, Uttrakhand termed it as ‘illegal’.
The secretary of the Indian Medical Association, Uttrakhand said that without any knowledge of allopathic medicines, if the doctors practising Ayurveda, give a prescription of them it will be hazardous for the people. The Bhartiya Chikitsa Uttrakhand’s vice president, J. N. Nautiyal said that the IMA doesn’t have a problem with these doctors working in emergency wards but have a problem in them benefitting the mass population of Uttrakhand.
This Ayurvedic versus Allopathic debate was started when Baba Ramdev questioned the efficiency of allopathic medicines in treating COVID-19.