Government to allow dentists practice modern medicine
After heated opposition over government’s proposal to let AYUSH practitioners practise modern medicine, India’s policy think tank NITI Aayog is now exploring the option of allowing dentists to practice family medicine through a bridge course.

The proposal has already received a nod from Prime Minister Office (PMO) on 9 April 2019. According to officials in the ministry of health and family welfare, the notion is to scale up medical education in India. “In the said meeting it has been inter-alia decided to explore the option of allowing dentists to practice family medicine/mainstream medicine following a bridge course. Accordingly, a meeting to discuss issues on leveraging dentists to provide primary health care thereby reducing the gaps of the current shortfall of doctors in the country is scheduled to be held on 22 April 2019," stated Jyoti Khattar, senior research officer (Health) in her letter to Dental Council of India (DCI).

“Considering the B.D.S syllabus, course curriculum, methodology of developing clinical skills during the training pattern of examination, there is no doubt that graduates are completely trained for dental /oral comprehensive health care," said Dibyendu Mazumdar, president, Dental Council of India (DCI).

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And I guess pharmacologist are not doctors.....soo.....
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Pharmacologists are very much a part of main stream medicine, pursuing MBBS and then go for post graduation in Pharmacology. Let us discuss the issue on core merits of the topic. I earnestly request all to refrain from making offensive comments. I apologize if I too have hier sentiments from my earlier postings.
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Sorry for typographical errors. Read."if I have hurt sentiments..."
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