Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Maharashtra mulls law to tackle quacks

Ajay Khape in Mumbai | April 13, 2005 16:07 IST

The Maharashtra government plans to introduce a legislation to tackle the growing number of bogus doctors operating particularly in villages.

The state government has already taken action against 1,520 quacks.

The Mumbai branch of the Indian Medical Association claims the real figure is increasing everyday.

State Medical Education Minister Dilip Walse-Patil said the state government has decided to bring in a new legislation, which is being prepared in consultation with the public health, medical education and home departments.

He admitted that earlier efforts to tackle the situation have been ineffective.

The minister said the new legislation would try to plug in the lacunae that existed in the earlier laws.

The population in the state has been increasing rapidly while there have not been enough qualified doctors to address the demand of the public, he said.

The minister suggested that the state increase the number of medical colleges to solve the problem.

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


Copyright © 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.