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Indore: Amid protests against proposal of giving permission to alternative medicine practitioners to practice modern medicine by the Indian Medical Association, vice chancellor of Madhya Pradesh Medical University Dr RS Sharma appreciated the government’s move and said that it is important due to scarcity of doctors.

“It is a good move to fulfill the requirement of doctors especially in rural areas and nothing is wrong if they deploy them after proper training,” he said.

Dr Sharma revealed that the government is also planning to give permission to dentists to practise modern medicine.


He said that the medical university is also focusing on research on yoga and meditation and how they are beneficial for patients.

“We are also holding nursing exam simultaneously in 166 colleges across the state. Problem of delay in exams has also been solved and students are studying a common syllabus after the establishment of the university,” he said.

The vice chancellor also supported the government’s move to replace Medical Council of India with National Medical Commission and said that the move will empower university and its importance will be increased.

Dr Sharma also inspected Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College on Monday.

IMA to protest govt move

President of Indian Medical Association-Indore Dr Sanjay Londhe said that they will continue their protest against establishment of NMC and permitting alternative practitioners to practise modern medicine. “Dr Sharma may support the government’s move and it might be his personal views but we will continue our fight. How a person can work parallel to doctors after studying only for six months,” Dr Londhe said.