Indian doctors protest against plan to let ‘quacks’ practise medicine

Indian Medical Association says short bridging courses for traditional healers will lead to ‘army of half-baked doctors’

Indian doctors have accused the government of seeking to “sanction quackery” by proposing to allow homeopaths and others trained in alternative remedies to practise conventional medicine after taking a bridging course.

Doctors at private hospitals held protests on Tuesday while their counterparts in public facilities wore black armbands in opposition to the proposal, part of a sweeping overhaul of medical governance.

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Source: theguardian
Indian doctors protest against plan to let ‘quacks’ practise medicine