Nagaland AYUSH Doctors’ Association (NADA) has expressed serious dismay over the prevalence of certain individuals especially non locals “posing” as AYUSH doctor without valid qualifications and registration from respective university/council/board in the state.
The association in a joint release by its president Dr. A.Jimo, general secretary Dr. S. Magh and press and information secretary Dr.S.C.Chang said the “fake doctors” are “misguiding” the public through media in the form of “exaggerated advertisements, pamphlets etc”. NADA also said the “so called doctors” has set up clinics or centres in the state and searched for clients door to door.
Expressing concern for the health sector and for the safety of the public, the NADA highlighted that AYUSH meant ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homoeopathy. It said the study of AYUSH was a regular course for a period of 5 ½ years including one year compulsory internship like any other medical discipline and they undergo the course of study through Joint Entrance examination after Class 12. And after the completion of the course from a recognized university, the respective board/council issues registration enabling them to be professionals or practitioners.
NADA has advised the public to be aware of the above facts before availing treatment from any practitioner or doctor. It said, at present there were 30 well qualified Ayush doctors from Nagaland posted at various CHCs and district hospitals in the state.
The association further condemned and warned those individuals posing as doctors and misguiding the public and said any individual found guilty would be sternly penalized.
NADA also requested the public to inform the association at 9436419019, 9615266171 and 9436822345 on any such encounters.