3 Medical practitioners plea rejected
Madurai, Sept 11: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has rejected the plea of three persons seeking to restrain the police from taking criminal action against them under the Indian Medical Council Act and Drugs and Cosmetics Act for treating people without proper qualifications.
Dismissing the writ petitions by the three, including a qualified Homeopath, who allegedly practiced Allopathy, Justice K Chandru did not restrain the Tiruchirapalli Superintendent of Police from invoking penal provisions of the Acts against them.
The trio contented that there were certain concessions and recognition granted for persons who practice the Indian systems of medicine, though they were not qualified.
However, the police said the cases were filed against them as they were found practising Allopathy.
Sundaraj was practising Allopathy along with compounder Kannan. Karuppiah, who was also practising Allopathy without any certificate, tried to escape when the police raided his clinic, but was later arrested.
The third petitioner, Rajamohammed, claimed he had a degree of BHMS. But police said at the time of his arrest he was practising Allopathy at Thuvarankurichi.
The judge said Rajamohammed might be qualified to practice Homeopathy, but he had no right to practice Allopathy. (Agencies)