Quacks practising medicine great risk to the society: SC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Apr 2018 08:55:38



Justice R K Agrawal and Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar say, many unqualified medical practioners are playing with the lives of people

THE Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern that a number of quacks practicing medicine are playing with the lives of people of country and posing a great risk to society.
“A number of unqualified, untrained quacks are posing a great risk to the entire society and playing with the lives of people,” said a bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar.

“People having no recognised and approved qualifications, having little knowledge about the indigenous medicines are becoming medical practitioners and playing with the lives of thousands and millions of people. Sometimes such quacks commit blunders and precious lives are lost.”
Speaking for the bench, Justice Agrawal noted that even after 70 years of Independence, “people having little knowledge or no recognised or approved qualification are practising medicine”.

“The Government has been vigilant all along to stop such quackery.”The court said this addressing the question as to whether the persons who do not fulfil the prescribed qualification and are not duly registered under the relevant statute be permitted to practice as ‘Paramparya Vaidyas’.