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CMOs, DMs in UP directed to take action against AYUSH doctors prescribing allopathic medicines

Allahabad: Allahabad High Court has directed chief medical officers (CMOs) and district magistrates (DMs) in the state to initiate prosecution against those AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) practitioners who administer allopathic medicines to their patients.

The High Court has also ordered to conduct raids in clinics and nursing homes of such practitioners and prohibit those practitioners from practising modern system of medicine. The court said besides initiating prosecution, an FIR should be lodged and those clinics/nursing homes should be sealed.

In his judgement on the contempt application filed by Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, Justice Sunil Ambwani also directed the chief secretary and the principal health secretary to comply with the earlier orders passed by the court prohibiting unqualified and unregistered persons from practising modern medicine. [Source: Pharmabiz]

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