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Ayurvedic doctor held in Meghalaya for prescribing allopathic drugs

An ayurvedic doctor was arrested on Monday in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district for prescribing allopathic drugs, officials said.

A team of government medical officials and a magistrate raided the clinic of Dr Satish Chandra Jha at Tura, the district headquarter of West Garo Hills and seized a note in which he had prescribed allopathic drugs for malaria and typhoid without any authority, District Magistrate Sanjay K Goyal told IANS by phone.

Sanjay K Goyal said the team also raided Alpha Beta Clinical Laboratory and arrested a laboratory technician, found to be referring patients to Dr Satish Chandra Jha. Dr Jha is a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and runs G M Medical at Tura. [Source: IANS]

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