Homeopathy doctors in Aurangabad city on Tuesday joined the three-day statewide protest by observing bandh to press for their various demands. The hunger strike began on Monday in Nagpur and is led by Homeopathic Doctors Anyay Nivaran Sangharsh Samiti ( HDANSS) to raise voice against the state government.
Among various other demands, the protesters have urged the state government to allow use of allopathic medicines by homoeopathic doctors during emergencies, involve them in public health services and provide better salaries to those working under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
Homoeopathic doctors have demanded to authorise the certificates issued by them as other fitness certificate to be submitted to the regional transport office (RTO). The doctors have also demanded stipend for interns and postgraduate students of homoeopathy, separate directorate for homoeopathy and removal of pending cases lodged against homoeopathic doctors.
At present, nearly 60,000 homeopathic doctors are serving the people of the state. The contribution of these doctors in health services is immense, especially in the rural areas of the state, where allopathic doctors cannot reach.