I really don’t know what the medical laws say in Pakistan about the mentioning of homeopathic specialists as doctors. It has become a stereotype to call a homeopathic person, a doctor.
I myself know many people, who opted to become a homeopathic “doctor” over night, after failing in every other walk of life. I had a buddy in college, who was hopeless in biology as well as in maths. He was as bleak in chemistry as he was insoluble in English. He is now a Homeo doctor and surprisingly enough has got many patients.
A typical MBBS doctor in Pakistan gets his degree after a long, painful and frustrating journey. After surpassing a fierce competition in FSc, he competes in the entry test of medical colleges, then he just becomes a study machine throughout his five years in the medical college, and those five years are yet another story of misery, awful atrocities, terrible schedules and cut-throat competition. After five years, the poor doctor normally does one year house job and then he has to read some more years to get any specialization and so on.
But these homeo doctors are strange lucky species. They don’t have to study. They don’t have to know the ins and outs of human anatomy or anything else. They don’t know a thing about medicine, pathology or any other medical field, yet they call themselves a doctor.
Now a days a new dangerous trend has caught on. By exploiting the poverty of common people, some homeo doctors have started to prescribe the alopathic medicine to the patients at very cheap rates. Number of such criminal homeos and hakeems is increasing rapidly and they are reaching almost 1 million in Pakistan. They are not only conducting their evil business in public openly, but are also advertising in the media with all the fanfare.
Government should take stern action against such spineless creatures. Pakistan medical and dental council should also come forward and play its part to raise awareness in the masses.