GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
(Ministry of Health and Family Planning (Department of Health)
New Delhi, the 13th Sept.1976To,
All State Governments,
Subject : Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970 extension of facilities of practising modern medicine to persons holding qualifications with training in subjects of modern medicine.
I am directed to say that the Government of Andhra Pradesh and other are aware, the question of enforcement of section 17 of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970, has been under consideration of the Govt.of India for some time. The Joint Central councils of Health and Family Planning at their meeting held in April 1975 constitute a committee under the chairmanship of the Union Health Secretary to examine Interalia the desirability of extending to the whole of India the right to practise modern medicine by the practitioners of Indian system of Medicine whose course provides for training in subject of modern medicine at present restricted to respective State under Section 17(iii)(b) of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970. The committee referred to above considered the points of reference to it. The report of the committee was considered by the Joint Central Council of Health and Family Planning at their meeting held from 15th to 17th April 1976.
2. The Joint Central Councils of Health and Family Planning resolved interalia that the problems of the Integrated Medical Practitioners in this regard should be studied with sympathy and effects made to fins a viable solution. The matter has been further considered in the Department of Health and it has been decided that the State Governments may consider all practitioner of Indian Systems of Medicine whose course provides for training in subjects of modern medicine with sympathy and may, if they so desire extend the facility of practicing modern medicine by them in the State other than those where they are registered.
3. The Government of Andhra Pradesh etc.are requested tot take action in the light of the decision mentioned above.
(ANAND PRAKASH ATRI)