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Re: Two medical systems?



Reacting and correcting Prabhu, add homoeopathy to your list. It is
recognised by Indian government and State governments. Also, Gandhi
started his own Naturopahy for the poor, which was adopted by all
Gandhians like late Morarji Desai. I am respectful to all of these. Ratan.

On Mon, 31 Aug 1998, Prabhu Guptara wrote:
>      >  Why do we need to encourage two medical systems? Those who want to
>      practise any of these are free to do so. If at all encouragement is to
>      be given, there must be just one system - the best from each. In any
>      case, government should not get into research funding for technology
>      and medicine - there is enough commercial use and it is possible to
>      sustain it through private participation.<
>
>
>      India is the only country in the world, so far as I am aware, which
>      supports not two but three systems of medicine (allopathic, Unani and
>      traditional/Vedic).
>
>      As someone with a long-standing though amateur interest in medical
>      matters (but I do treat most of the medical problems in my household
>      of six!), I don't want to go in detail into the merits and demerits of
>      the various medical systems.
>
>      Suffice it to say that this support for the 3 systems is one of the
>      good things being done by the government since Independence, since it
>      allows Indians to have the benefits of all three systems (Western
>      countries are only now beginnning to appreciate the benefits of
>      traditional systems of medicine).
>
>      Prabhu

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