Skeptic News: Sri Lankan GMOA declares war on Ayurveda physicians

Doctors prescribing western medicine have called for Health Ministry’s intervention to formulate a policy to prevent ayurveda physicians from prescribing western medicines.  Doctors pointed out that ayrurveda physicians needed to prescribe their own medicines and warned that patients who were prescribed both types of medicines could end up with adverse health implications.

Secretary, Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Dr. Nalin Ariyaratne told The Nation:

“It is imperative having such a policy on a national basis to maintain proper health standards. There are separate lists of drugs under western medicine and under ayurveda medicine. Hence doctors in one discipline of medicine should not prescribe drugs under another”

Currently four court cases have been filed by the Ayurveda Practioners’ Association requesting permission to prescribe drugs for various illnesses while lacking the training in pharmacology necessary to prescribe.

Sri Lanka is the latest country where Ayurvedic practitioners have attempted such a move. Homeopaths and Ayurvedic practitioners went on strike in India after being told they needed more training to prescribe drugs.

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