The notification issued mentions that, ‘Ayurvedic drugs like LIV52, Cystone, Septilin, M2 Tone, Amlycure Ds, Neeri, Amycordial etc.’ The council has also come up with such directives in the past.
The provision of the Delhi Bharatiya Chikitsa Parishad Act states, “false assumption of medical practitioner under this Act to be an offence. Any person who falsely improvises that he is a practitioner, and practises Bharatiya Chikitsa (Indian System of Medicine), shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment of up to three years and a fine of up to Rs 50,000.”
Dr G S Grewal Secretary of IMA Delhi and former official at DMC said, “Some of the doctors were found to be prescribing ayurvedic drugs and so we have come up with this circular. We are also setting up a team of doctors who will keep a check if any doctor is prescribing such drug.”