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Gamed via gazette: 500 quacks, no doctors
CHENNAI: Practitioners of alternative medicine other than Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy are not authorised to call themselves doctors or prescribe medicines but an unrecognised panel — National Board of Alternative Medicine— has used state machinery to obtain legal sanctity for hundreds of illegal physicians.Starting in 2013, this ‘board’ published in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette the names of 522 individuals as alternative medicine practitioners.
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