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Homeopathy Practitioners Can now Practice Modern Medicine in Maharashtra

State’s latest notification enables doctors with LCEH degree to practise allopathy; IMA to challenge move in HC.
The state Medical Education and Drugs Department’s September 27 notification, enabling homoeopathic doctors to practise modern medicine, is not being welcomed by the medical fraternity. Furious over the government’s move, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to challenge it in Bombay High Court. There are already two cases pending before the HC on similar grounds.
According to the notification, doctors who obtained the Licentiate of the Court of Examiners of Homeopathy (LCEH) degree from 1951-1982, can register with the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC).
Any person registered with the MMC is allowed to practise modern scientific medicine.
Dr Jayesh Lele, former president of Indian Medical Association (IMA) said that the notification contradicts the centre’s policy. “Also, there are two cases already pending in court pertaining to allowing homoeopathy doctors to practise modern medicine. When the matter is sub judice, how can the state come up with such a notification?” he averred. He further stated that the body is prepared to challenge this notification in High Court and a new case will be filed in the coming week.

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