GUWAHATI, March 9 - The All Assam Homoeopathic Doctors� Association has accused the State government of trying to divert the attention of the public from the real issues affecting homoeopathic doctors.
In a press statement, the Association said the government wants to crush the ongoing homoeopathic doctors� agitation by use of police brutality.
�� but it backfired and the Homoeo fraternity further intensified the agitation with a series of protests. Yesterday, a BHMS doctor was arrested, who was allegedly called a quack. We have no knowledge of his wrongdoings, but we have full faith in the judiciary. Truth will come out after the enquiry. However, institutionally qualified BHMS doctors should not be branded quack. The timing of the arrest does raise question whether this is a conspiracy to weaken or divert the ongoing protests by homoeopathic fraternity,� it said.
The Association also criticised the State government�s statement that there is no public demand for homoeopathic doctors.
�If so, then why are three government Homoeopathy colleges being run in Assam at the cost of public money?� said the statement, adding, �despite keeping 86.42 per cent funds of NHM unutilised and huge scarcity of doctors in the State, belittling the importance of resourceful BHMS doctors is just simply unacceptable.�