The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that homeopathic doctors may prescribe drugs for prophylaxis, amelioration and relief for COVID-19 patients. The prescription may only be given by institutionally qualified doctors.
The Supreme Court stated that there is no reason for homeopathic doctors to advertise if the law itself prohibits advertising that they are responsible for curing COVID-19 disease.
It is said that homeopathy is being considered for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19, which is reflected in the recommendations and guidelines of the Ministry of Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy).
The Supreme Court said homeopathic doctors must follow the March 6 recommendations issued by the AYUSH Ministry as well as the AYUSH Ministry’s Guidelines for Homeopathic Doctors for COVID-19.
A bank of Justices Ashok Bhushan, RS Reddy and MR Shah said, “When scientists around the world are researching to find the right medicine / vaccine for COVID-19, there is no reason to make an observation like they are in is included. ” relating to homeopathic doctors. Homeopathy does not cure the disease, but it does cure the patient. “
It is said that the Ministry of Ayush’s guidelines specifically allow the use of homeopathy in three ways: preventive and prophylactic; Symptom management of COVID-19-like diseases and additional measures to conventional care.
The guidelines make it clear that the Ministry has designated homeopathy as a therapeutic aid.
In its ruling, the bank said that the “guidelines designate homeopathic medicines as medicines for prophylaxis, improvement and relief”.
However, the guidelines expressly state that “the prescription may only be given by institutionally qualified practitioners”.
The Supreme Court stated that the opinion of March 6, 2020 and the specific stance of the Ministry of Ayush shows that homeopathic doctors are not only allowed to prescribe homeopathic medicines only as immunity boosters.
It said: “We make it clear, however, that what is permitted for homeopathic doctors in relation to symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients is already regulated by the recommendations and guidelines mentioned.”
The bank said that the Kerala Supreme Court ruling in its August 21 ruling did not fully understand the March 6 guidelines and limited view of the guidelines and make observations to take appropriate action against the homeopathic doctors, that cannot be approved.
The Supreme Court said there was no reason for the High Court to comment that a qualified AYUSH doctor was advertising or prescribing medication to cure COVID-19 disease, unless otherwise stated in the letter dated Jan. March required The authorities are free to take appropriate measures in accordance with the provisions of the 2005 Civil Protection Act.
However, the High Court rightly ruled that no doctor can claim a cure for COVID-19 and that there is no such claim with other therapies, including allopathy.
“The High Court rightly ruled that homeopathy has no right to cure. Homeopathy is intended to be used for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19, as indicated in the above-mentioned recommendations and guidelines of the Ministry of AYUSH” Said the bank.
The Supreme Court had its verdict on December 1st based on one of Dr. AKB Sadbhavana Mission School of Homeo Pharmacy reserved. 19th
The center had informed the Supreme Court that prescribing additional medications, as approved by the Ministry of Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), was allowed to COVID-positive patients.
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