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Unani, Ayurvedic doctors allowed to recommend allopathic drugs in U.P.

Registered Unani and Ayurvedic doctors in Uttar Pradesh will now be allowed to recommend allopathic drugs to patients in a limited manner.

This was decided at a meeting of the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Monday, an official release said.

The decision was taken in “public interest”, it said, adding that necessary laws will be framed and if needed an ordinance will be promulgated soon.

The government has always been of the view that economic and modern medical aid should be provided to people in all the districts of the State, especially in remote areas where there is shortage of MBBS degree holders but Unani and Ayurvedic doctors are available in good number, it said.

Because of the ban on Unani and Ayurvedic doctors using allopathic medicines, patients are not able to get proper treatment, it said, while noting that similar steps have been taken in Maharashtra and Haryana in the past by amending the laws.

The Cabinet gave its nod to the recommendation of chief secretary-level committee for removing pay anomalies of health education officers, district health officers and information officers by granting the upgraded pay scale with immediate effect, the release said.

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