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Times of India
25 May 2010
New Delhi, India

The Delhi Bhartiya Chikitsa Parishad allowed a person to practice Unani medicine for seven years on the basis of a provisional certificate from a medical institute without trying to check his degree, drawing flak for its "arbitrary manner" of functioning.

A qualified doctor in alternative medicinal system such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani has to register itself with the Parishad before starting the practice or employment as a medical practitioner.

The case came to light when an RTI applicant reached the Central Information Commission after not getting satisfactory response on his application seeking name of the college from where the individual in question, Shakeel Ahmad, had passed Bachelor of Unani Medicine System course.

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