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Government clears way for practitioners of traditional Indian medicine to practise modern medicine

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4145 (Published 27 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4145
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

The Indian Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has suggested that doctors who practise traditional Indian systems of medicine (ISM) should also be allowed to practise modern medicine.

Vishwas Mehta, joint secretary in the ministry, recently wrote to all state health departments telling them to amend state laws so that ISM professionals could be registered in state medical registers and allowed to practise modern medicine.

Welcoming the news, K Tripathi, president of the National Integrated Medical Association, the largest organisation representing institutionally …

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