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Panel defends India's traditional doctors

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7094.1569g (Published 31 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1569
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Recent attempts to prevent doctors of traditional medicine in India from prescribing modern drugs will mean denying appropriate and timely treatment to millions of patients across the country, a panel of experts has said. The panel urged the Indian government to allow traditional doctors to continue to prescribe certain essential drugs to patients.

    The panel, which included traditional doctors-as well as doctors of modern medicine, representatives of the traditional drugs industry, …

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