In a first such action, the Travancore Cochin Medical Council has suspended for a month the registration of an Ayurvedic doctor after finding him guilty of violating the Drugs and Magic Remedies (objectionable advertisement) Act.
The action was taken on a complaint by the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, which had filed the complaint before the council seeking action against the physician for violating provisions of the Act.
Council sources said the Ayurvedic physician, Dr K Siddharthan of Kollam had been warned at first, but he continued to advertise about the cure for the various ailments through his treatment of "thulli marannu" (oral drops).
It was then decided to launch proceedings against him, the sources said.
The matter was probed by the council and it was found that Siddharthan had violated the code of ethics of a registered medical practioner and it was decided to hand over exemplary punishment to him, they said.
The doctor has been advertising about his oral drops treatment claiming remedy for various ailments including diabetes, cancer, asthma, ulcer and obesity.
The Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (Kerala Science Literature Movement) is a voluntary organisation working in Kerala.
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