Homeopathy doctors go on hunger strike

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Homeopathy doctors in the 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 Arun Bhasme, Rajanitai Indulkar, S T Gosavi and other members of Homeopathic Doctors Anyay Nivaran Sangharsh Samiti ( HDANSS) to raise voice against the state government.

Anupama Pathrikar, medical director at Foster Development's Homoeopathic Medical College, said the homoeopathic practitioners and teachers in the state have been struggling on various fronts for the last 30 years.

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), Pathrikar said.

She said the homoeopathic doctors have demanded to authorise the certificates issued by them as other fitness certificate to be submitted to the regional transport office (RTO).

Written By: Himanshu Nitnaware
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30 COMMENTS

  1. In reply to #1 by McCourt:

    Just drink water with a microscopic tincture of roast beef, folks… you’ll be fine.

    To paraphrase Tim Minchin, whilst water’s ‘memory’ of roast beef is infinite I hope they can forget about all the poo it’s had in it.

  2. Prayer for the homeopaths from a caring fellow-peddler of woo and magic:

    Dear Jesus,thou knowest what it’s like to fast for 40 days and 40 nights. I beseech thee, to protect these, thy brethren in woo from the infidel, turn their water into wine, and maybe bread and fish and a coupla unwithered figs, if thou wouldst be so gracious. Grant them lotsa bucks in return for their holy water, for art thou not thyself a giver of holy water? (albeit contaminated by excrement)In this way sinful man will NOT be cured of his miseries and will prostrate himself at thy holy feet. Thou wilst then be able to perform thy magic on the wicked and thou and thy servants wilst also receive bucks.For thine is the kingdom hall, the powerhungry and the glory getting, until the son goes nova.Amen.

  3. In reply to #1 by McCourt:

    Just drink water with a microscopic tincture of roast beef, folks… you’ll be fine.

    Yep! They can eat multi-diluted homoeopathic food, until they finally understand that their nonsense does not work except as a placebo.

    Christiana Magdalene Moodley @4 – Dear Jesus,thou knowest what it’s like to fast for 40 days and 40 nights. I beseech thee, to protect these, thy brethren in woo from the infidel, turn their water into wine,

    Their diet of water is already turning into whine!

    @OP – 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

    If they are living in cloud-cookoo-land, perhaps chefs, barmen and plumbers, should also be making parity claims for the state government to allow them to use allopathic medicines during emergencies, – and to involve them in public health services. They are clearly at least as well qualified as homoeopaths!

  4. Were the claims made by homeopaths logical, a homeopathic hunger strike would cause weight gain.

  5. The hunger strike won’t do any good. The water in their stomachs have remembered the food, and will give them nourishment.
    I suppose when evidence and logic fail, the hunger strike tactic is always good to fall back on when debating science claims.

  6. In reply to #11 by steven.c:

    Now that they’re on strike, they’re working as much as their remedies.

    No,no…the less they work, the more effective they are. Imagine all the healing they do by not working? Almost infinite.

  7. Homoeopathic hunger strike? That’s cheating!

    The less they eat, the more calories they get.

  8. Homoeopathic hunger strike? That’s cheating!

    The less they eat, the more calories they get.

  9. Homeopaths on a hunger strike to protect the future of homeopathy.

    Well, this is a self-solving problem.

  10. Their three day fast will probably be more of a benefit to their health than a thousand years of homeopathic treatment.

  11. Sad that people have to resort to quackery to make a living but perhaps their patients get something via the placebo effect..

  12. In reply to #3 by Mr DArcy:

    Diluted water only lads !

    Diluted and succussed! You have to badger (bludgeon) the water into remembering its glorious past (pissed).

    Remember: “Nothing succeeds like succussion.” 😉

    Funny… for anything but water, blunt trauma is bad for memory. Go figure…

    Steve

  13. I’d be tempted to tell these charlatans to piss off but they are indeed selling reused urine when all is said and done

  14. I shall join the queue with those who say just drink homeopathy water and they will have all the nutrients they need.

  15. In reply to #7 by God fearing Atheist:

    Idiots. If they have no food they will get fat.

    Damn! You got there before I did.

    S G

  16. This is the equivalence of a child kicking and screaming on the floor when his mother won’t buy him candy 😀

  17. Why not just present some evidence that your homeopathy works? If it has a positive effect, it will be evident upon treatment. A hunger strike seems a bit extreme for something that could easily be proven, unless it’s all a sham…

  18. Does the strike include diluting their services to patients? If so, the patients’ health can surely only improve during the strike.

  19. Surely they can survive by eating homeopathic food. A couple of molecules in this solar system should be enough, huh?

  20. In reply to #1 by McCourt: Bwahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahaha!!!

    Just drink water with a microscopic tincture of roast beef, folks… you’ll be fine.

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