Creating Waves of Awareness
|Homeopathic practioners slam|
|‘propaganda’ against profession
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Homeopathic Doctors Action Committee staged a protest demonstration against ‘negative propaganda’ about homeopathic doctors and demanded to include homeopathic method of treatment in the national health policy.
The demo was led by Dr Muhammad Zahir Akhtar, Dr Sabir Sheikh, Dr Hameed and others. They told PPI that the Standing Committee of National Assembly for Health has approved the Homeopathic Drug Act in its meeting held on 6th March, saying that homeopathic doctors should not write ‘doctor’ with their name, instead write ‘homeopath’.
They said this step has damaged the status of homeopathic doctors throughout the country. The protestors said homeopathic doctors and homeopathic organizations condemn this negative propaganda and want to make it clear that the homeopathic doctors have the right to write “doctor” with their names under article 39 of UAH-Act-1965.
They said the number of registered homeopathic students is over 0.2 million while 125 homeopathic colleges are registered under the Health Ministry.
They demand to establish homeopathic dispensaries in Sindh like Punjab and NWFP at the government level. They also demanded to make homeopathic wards in government hospitals and establish a homeopathic university, federal homeopathic hospital and research centre. They also asked the government to give sufficient quota to homeopathic doctors in government jobs.