Do u know any criminal cases against physiotherapists who affix as “Dr” (the word doctor) in india?
One faculty from patna medical college told me there was a case against them in patna highcourt few years ago and few physiotherapists were suspended. Nurses who are more knowledgeble in medicine (after 41/2 years training) and treat patients better than these people don’t call themselves as doctors. Again the pharmacist who knows better regarding drugs/medicines don’t affix “Dr”. 6th pay commission (march, 2008) also segregated paramedicals (Nurses, radiographers, physiotherapists, speech therapists, Medical lab technicians) from Doctors (MBBS, MD, BDS). Recently in Hindu news paper there was article, Medical Council of India has given stern warning to physiotherapists against affix of “Dr” with their name in the hospitals. It says “no other group of workers in the field of medical profession whether nursing or para-medical staff should use the title ‘Doctor’”. http://www.hindu.com/2008/04/06/stories/2008040653770400.htm Physiotherapists are not doctors: MCI Bindu Shajan Perappadan St