Dear my Anandu, I appreciate your wonderful initiative on the very big burning problem about quackery. I read this article and felt literally bad that entire World comes to know about Indian quackery, and you had aptly selected a nice platform to share everyone's views and thought process. I strongly believe in the fact thst there are many culprits in this issue of quackery like 1) Doctors 2) Corporate doctors 3) Corporate Hospitals management. 4) Local Police 5) Local politicians 6) Local people and many more. Coming to doctors I have seen in my own city doctors encouraging quackery so as to get the patients and it has become a very profitable business for both, the doctors and the quacks. One doctor used to gift a motorcycle to the quack if they could secure 5 surgical cases for him. Many doctors I know they conduct classes for quacks with food and beverage including cocktails. Some doctors used to give 10% of the total amount to the quack who gets the patient to that particular doctor, and ultimate sufferer is the patient. Now that bid has been increased to an astonishing and unbelievable percentage of 60% , can you believe this , it's a bitter but naked fact. These quacks have a pet mame RMP. In fact we the qualified are called RMPs Registered Medical Practitioners. The expansion of quackery RMP is Rural Medical Practitioners. Doctors are generating quacks for their survival. Corporate Hospitals management is generating quacks for their benefits. Unfortunately Government of AP Andhra pradesh started encouraging the quackery by giving them training and issuing Certificates to them, by saying you can officially practice in the rural areas, but you should only give the first aid and refer the patient to qualified doctors, unfortunately the first one is being implemented successfully and the second one not. They have the certificates issued by Government of AP. THIS IS NOTHING BUT VOTE BANK POLITICS. AS LONG AS THESE FILTHY POLITICS AND POLITICIANS EXIST NOTHING COULD BE DONE. THE GOVERNMENT IT SELF IS ENCOURAGING QUACKERY FOR VOTES OF THE QUACK'S AND THEIR FAMILIES. THIS IS MISERABLE. PROSTITUTION IS MUCH BETTER THAN THIS. Police Department was silent before the Government issued official certificates and after that very much silent. This is the height of eccentricity. But this is a fact. Everyone is selfish. Everyone is running after money. If I practice anything other than Modern Medicine, I become a quack. Like wise any doctors who practice other systems of medicine other than what they are qualified to practice are quacks. Please stop Cross Pathy. Give respect to the system of medicine which you were taught in. We should boycott the Pharma companies who visit quacks. There are many companies like Blue Cross and it's sister concerns Mankind and it's all divisions. And so many. They want business, that's all, nothing beyond business. They offer special schemes to quacks. Quacks recently started their own Pharmacies Laboratories Nursing Homes. Astonishingly the quacks are able to pay the capitation fees in crores to make their sons and daughters qualified doctors in private medical colleges. You can imagine the earnings of the quacks. The Government which is supposed to stop quackery is promoting quackery. You will be shocked if you know that the Government of AP is running a monthly journal in Telugu on their party's name called MUNDADUGU, which means going forwards. The entire system from grass route to the highest authorities. What is local IMA doing ??? What is District IMA doing ??? What is National IMA doing ??? What is State MCI doing ??? What is Central MCI doing ??? Police immediately register a case against a qualified doctor if something goes wrong like the patient dies unfortunately in the nursing homes, but many are dyeing in the hands of quacks, but Police people do nothing. Surprisingly public lodge a complaint against a qualified doctor, but don't on quacks. Why this discrimination ??? What's wrong with qualified doctors ??? GOD SAVE THE QUALIFIED. ANY WAY GOVERNMENT IS THERE TO SAVE QUACKS. GOVERNMENT IS POWERFUL THAN GOD. GOD SAVE YOUR SELF. Thanks a lot Anandu for giving me an opportunity to say a few words about quackery.
Each system of practitioners should restrict themselves in their own system. Other than that they may consider as quack.
I THOUGHT NOT TO SAY ANY THING ON THE TOPIC OF QUACKERY BUT MY CONSCIENCE FORCED ME TO WRITE THIS... SIR, I AM PRACTICING IN A VILLAGE IN LUDHIANA PUNJAB..... I AM MBBS AFFILIATED TO PUNJAB MEDICAL COUNCIL..... REGD. NO. 35726 . .. REASONS FOR QUACKS. AND QUACKERY :-1. NON AVAILABILITY OF QUALIFIED DOCTORS IN VILLAGES..... 2.LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE, LIKE PUCCA ROADS AND SANITATION. 3. TREATMENT BY CHEMIST AND QUACKS IN VERY LESS MONEY.... 4.LOCAL SUPPORT OF POLITICIANS..... 5.LACK OF PROPER RESPECT IN VILLAGES ,,,,, THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PEOPLE TO DOCTOR, THEY WILL CALL AS OYE DOCTORA...... THAT IS ILLITERACY. 5, POLICE AND QUACKS COMING TOGETHER....... 6. AND GENERALLY QUACKS RUN AWAY IF THERE IS. SOME RAID FROM HEALTH DEPARTMENT... 7. AND IN THIS COVID TIME ALL QUACKS ARE OPENING THEIR CLINICS AND ALL RULES OF PREVENTION ARE THROWN AWAY LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCE ETC..... BUT MY CLINIC IS OFF SINCE 22 ND OF MARCH. 8.NEXUS OF BIG NURSING HOMES AND QUACKS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS AND WHEN THE CASE OF A PATIENT IS SPOILED BY QUACKS , THEY REFER IT TO THEIR GODFATHER'S NURSING HOMES, INDIRECTLY OUR QUALIFIED DOCTORS ARE SUPPORTING THEM AND EVEN ATTENDING CLINICS OF QUACKS ON CONSULTATION BASIS AND EVEN PUT THEIR SIGNBOARDS ALSO.. YOU ARE NEW... SOME YEARS BACK I POST SIMILARLY ON CUROFY PLATFORM BUT OF NO USE.... EVEN I AM A MEMBER OF IMA. AND I RAISED THIS ISSUE BUT NO ONE TOOK NO STEP.... SO LASTLY....... WHY TO CRY, WHEN YOU ARE NOT LISTENED BY ANY ONE....... BOSS YOU MIGHT HAVE READ IATROGENIC CAUSES OF DISEASE AND QUACKS ARE NO. 1. CAUSES........ KINDLY VISIT LUDHIANA TO MY CLINIC AND SEE THE SURROUNDING AREAS AND QUACKS BLOOMING THERE .. MY MOBILE NO. IS 9876472916 . SANTOSH CLINIC. VILLAGE BHATTIA.... LUDHIANA RURAL.....
Dear Dr Krishna Mohan sir Your Single answer covering everything. Yes sir. -It is qualified doctor responsible for producing quacks. -It is qualified doctor offering some amount of knowledge of medicine to quacks. -It is qualified doctor feeding quacks. -In majority places qualified doctors are depending on quacks for their practice. -In order to meet the corporate targets, it is qualified doctor in ethically. It is corporate sector spoiled qualified doctors for their needs. -In this money making process it is the patient suffering a lot and becoming scape goat. -Patient is afraid of these heavy charges and encouraging quacks. -Governing bodies (IMC IMA AYUSH DCI ) are keeping mum. -Unless a complaint is lodged, what police can do? -How dare anybody issue a certificate other than University? Please think all CUROFIANS who are held responsible for this quackery in our country First we the qualified doctors should practice ethnically and become roll model in the society.
Respected Doctors More than anything else the following points must be thought of 1 who are/ which institution is responsible for their production? 2 What is the source of their knowledge in medical practice? 3 It is whose duty to prevent them from such practice? 4 who is encouraging them to practice medicine? 5 What is the opinion of average indian patient on a correct qualified doctor? 6 why they could able to attract the patients? 7 What medical council, dental council, AYUSH are doing? 8 What is their role in this regard? Thanks
I strongly feel, following are the main points we should think about seriously. * Their popularity and political support. * Support of pharma companies. * When the helper masters a few medicines, he starts acting as a doctor. * Unhygienic overuse of syringes by quacks. * Complaints about private hospitals are more. But there are very few complaints against these quacks!! Very pathetic situation! We should treat it from the root cause and spread awareness among the society.
About our own fraternity Dear Doctors Let us not encourage quacks to our premises. Let us not offer anything to quacks. Let us be too honest in discharging our duties. Let us not become money making tools for others. Let is be friendly with the patients. Let us be rational in preparation of our hospital charges. Let us be too honest in recommending investigations. LAST BUT NOT LEAST LET US RESTRICT OURSELVES TO IN OUR OWN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE IN WHICH WE ARE QUALIFIED. Let us represent the problem and it's severity to our apex bodies.
if any doctor use a medecine of other system calld quak but unfortunately in india only who called quek those traind with ayurveda or himoeo or unani and other then use medicine of alopThy.. but who are not those complete mbbs or md or other and use ayurveda or homoeo or unani or other patent brand. shorteg of doctor is a very big ishue to pramot the quek. the quak is a part of our medical system and indian health because he work on place thatdo not go any qualifid doctor. is my persinal idea
About pharmaceutical company representative After all pharma sector is a very big corporate. Medical representative too will have targets which are set by company. For fulfilling he will approach all possible places. And as matter of fact do we right to prevent anybody's movements? How can we order them not to visit quacks. Whose duty is it? Maximum thing a qualified doctor can do is to restrict himself not to accept any offers from them.
stop funding or you can say stop giving rewards by medical practitioner.Many of us giving rewards on reffral pt by these quacks.I am agree with all your comments.Many practitioners have one or more PRO they're regularly in-touch with quacks and fixes percentage per patient.Punjab,Haryana n Rajasthan has these kind of practice.Other than those states having same cultural pls comments
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