Panel defends India's traditional doctorsBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7094.1569g (Published 31 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1569
- Ganapati Mudur
- 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, …