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SC Modifies Kerala HC Judgment; Says Homeopathy Can be Used in Preventing and Mitigating COVD-19 as Per AYUSH Ministry Guidelines

Lawstreet Journal 18 Dec 2020 12:33am

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The Supreme Court has made it clear that what is permissible for Homeopathic medical practitioner in reference to COVID-19 symptomatic and asymptomatic patients is already regulated by the advisory and guidelines issued by the Ministry of AYUSH while modifying the directions to the extent, issued by the Kerala High Court.

The bench while affirming one of the observations of The Kerala High Court pointed out that “when statutory regulations itself prohibit advertisement, there is no occasion for Homeopathic medical practitioners to advertise that they are competent to cure COVID-19 disease.” The bench further asserted that “there is no such claim in other therapy including allopathy.”

The appeal has been filed by the Dr. AKB Sadbhavana Mission School of Homeo Pharmacy aggrieved by the part of Division Bench judgment of Kerala High Court.

The appellant claimed that Homeopathic system would have been absolutely able to control the spread of COVID-19 through its immunity boosting medicines. He further stated in the writ petition that if the Homeopathic medicines had been distributed earlier in highly affected pockets and particularly to those under isolation and quarantine, the explosive situation had not happened, which has happened in the State of Kerala.

The appellant was aggrieved by the directions of the High Court contained in paragraph 14 which read as infra:

We also make it clear that if any qualified doctor practising AYUSH medicine, makes any advertisement or prescribes any drugs or medicines, as a cure for COVID-19 disease, except those specifically mentioned in Annexure-I advisory to Exhibit-P1 D.O. letter dated 6.3.2020,… Continue Reading...


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