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Friday, 2 March 2012

Electro Homeopathy nothing but quackery: HC

The Allahabad High Court has rejected a plea for issuing directions to Uttar Pradesh government for recognizing Electro Homeopathy, describing it as an "unrecognised system of medicine which is nothing but quackery". The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justice Sunil Ambwani and Justice Manoj Misra on February 21 when it dismissed a petition filed by New Delhi-based Indian Electro Homeopathy Medical Council. "The court has repeatedly held that Electro Homeopathy is not a recognised system of medicine and cannot be practised for curing diseases". "It is also a well-known principle of human rights that medical research cannot be permitted on human beings unless it is done under strict supervision of experts and with permission from Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)", the court said. The court pointed out that while no such permission has been given to Electro Homeopathy, the ICMR's representative in an experts committee formed by the Centre in 2003 following a Delhi High Court order had in fact "not accepted Electro Homeopathy as a system of medicine".

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