Silent march by ayurved, unani doctors held


Nashik: Ayurved as well as unani doctors are serving patients across the country, using original pathy and allopathy as per law, but Niti Aayog tabled a new bill to the central government which has a provision to put restrictions on prescribing allopathy medicines by both ayurved and unani doctors. National Integrated Medical Association organised a silent march to the district collectorate to protest this bill.

The march began from Golf Club ground. It reached the district collectorate via Shalimar and M G Road. A memorandum was given to the Resident Deputy District Collector Ramdas Khedkar. Currently BAMS (ayurved) and unani graduate doctors can prescribe allopathy medicines as per law.

Though there is permission to prescribe these medicines as per provisions in Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 and Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, 1961, the central government is trying to ban it through the bill, the memorandum mentions. MLC Dr. Sudhir Tambe, Dr. Hemlata Patil, Association president Dr. Rahul Pagar, secretary Lalit Jadhav, Dr. Devendra Bachhav, treasurer Tushar Nikam and others took part in the march.