Sign This Petition To Govt Of India: Implement an ‘Entrepreneur Start-up Project For Young Homeopaths’

Implement an ‘Entrepreneur Start-up Project For Young Homeopaths’

Petitioning: Government Of India:  Petitioner: National Campaign Committee for NHESP  started on May 9, 2015
GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION:

 We, the National Campaign Committee, on behalf of all the registered homeopaths as well as students studying in homeopathic colleges of India, hereby submit before the Honorable Prime Minister Of India as follows:

We humbly request the Government of India to implement a ‘NATIONAL HOMEOPATHIC ENTREPRENEUR START-UP PROJECT (NHESP)’ to utilize the skills of the rising numbers of homeopathic doctors for providing primary healthcare in rural villages, by providing a minimum monthly subsistence allowance for first five years for establishing their own private clinics, ensuring that they will treat a minimum number of poor patients free of cost at their clinics.

Around 15000 young BHMS degree holders come out of 200+ homeopathic colleges every year. Already there are 280000 registered homeopaths in India. With only 7349 govt dispensaries and 216 hospitals, job opportunities and career prospects of these budding homeopaths remain very dark at present. It is very difficult for them to establish in private practice. Even if they start a clinic and try to survive, it will take minimum 5 years to get established and earn for their livelihood, which is very difficult with out an effective support system. Most of them are compelled to work as under-paid RMOs or ‘night doctors’ in allopathy hospitals for subsistence. They are compelled to do allopathic practice. Gradually, most of them convert themselves into full time ‘quack’ allopathic practice, which is the end of their homeopathic career.

Homeopathic professional bodies, Central Council and State Councils of Homeopathy, and Govt of India should take this issue very seriously, if we want homeopathy to exist here.

A financial supporting system has to be established to provide some sort of stipends or subsistence allowances to fresh homeopaths for a period of 5 years after getting their registration, on the conditions that they will practice pure homeopathy, and that he would treat a minimum number of poor patients free of cost. Such an arrangement will be a great boost also to our public healthcare system.

This project need not be limited to freshers only. Any homeopath willing to be part of this project should be incorporated. Govt will not loose any money by this project, since the money given to the homeopaths will be returned in the form of free health care to the poor. Actually, govt is getting a lot of ‘free dispensaries’ all over the country without any establishment investment or administrative burden, by implementing this project.

By ‘NATIONAL HOMEOPATHIC ENTREPRENEUR START-UP PROJECT (NHESP)’ we are not asking for anything free from the government. We are asking for implementing a contract mutually beneficial to the government and homeopathic community: ‘We will help the government in delivering free healthcare to the rural poor, which is the responsibility of the government- Government shall compensate us for our free service’. That is all.

Providing free health care facilities for the needy people is the responsibility of the government, which demands big investments. By implementing ‘NATIONAL HOMEOPATHIC ENTREPRENEUR START-UP PROJECT (NHESP)’, government can save much money that should have been invested for establishing such facilities. Actually, it will be like a ‘part-time’ govt job for the homeopath, as he is getting money from the government for treating a given number of poor patients free of cost at his clinic.

WE PROPOSE THE FOLLOWING PLAN:

‘NATIONAL HOMEOPATHIC ENTREPRENEUR START-UP PROJECT may be called in short as ‘NHESP’, and the private clinics enrolled under this project may be called ‘NHESP CLINICS’.

Government shall authorize any district level officer from AYUSH or HEALTH departments as the Implementation Officer’ of this project, who will be responsible for sanctioning, supervising, monitoring and annual renewal of the NHESP clinics established under this project. He will also be authorized to draw and disburse the allowances due to the doctors under this project.

Any registered homeopath can apply in a prescribed form to this officer for getting sanction for starting a new NHESP clinic, or converting an already existing clinic into a NHESP clinic in any location under the jurisdiction of the implementing officer.

Along with the application, the homeopath should sign an affidavit agreeing that he will abide by the stipulated terms and conditions of the project. It should be strictly stipulated that the doctor working under this scheme should not use or prescribe any medicine that a homeopath is not authorized to practice, such as allopathy. As per terms, external prescriptions to private pharmacies should be prohibited in the case of patients coming for free treatments.

The implementing officer shall immediately accord sanction, once he is satisfied that the applicant is a duly qualified registered homeopath, and that he has signed the affidavit. Sanction will be only for one year, which could be renewed every year consecutively up to five years, if the applicant desires to continue.

NHESP clinic will be purely a private institution conducting private medical practice, where the owner agrees to provide free medical aid (consultations+medicines) to a minimum number of patients duly identified as ‘beneficiaries’ by the doctor himself, or by officers authorized by the government for this purpose, such as members of local bodies or village level officers of revenue department.

To compensate the expenditure incurred by the NHESP doctor for free treatment, as well as to ensure his minimum subsistence, he will be entitled to get a fixed monthly allowance of Rs 6000. Obligatory free consultations per month shall be 300 or average 20 per day. An additional allowance at the rate of Rs 10 will be granted for every consultations above the obligatory 300. Maximum total payments per month shall be limited to Rs 15000.

If monthly average of free cases attained by the NHESP clinic for first year is below 300, the contract will be considered uneconomical, and the contract will not be renewed for the next year.

If a doctor is entitled to get Rs 15000 a month, that means he would have treated minimum 1200 patients free of cost that month. In other words, govt has to spend only Rs 12.5 to provide free health care to a patient by this project. Govt is not spending any money that is required for establishing a health care facility. This is very much cost-effective when compared to any other health care programs so far being implemented by AYUSH or HEALTH department.

By implementing NATIONAL HOMEOPATHIC ENTREPRENEUR START-UP PROJECT as envisaged above, goverment can extend free health care facilities to the millions of poor people living in rural villages, at a very nominal burden on public exchequer.
Same time, this project will provide new life, hopes and career opportunities to the thousands of young homeopaths getting qualified from 200+ homeopathic colleges in India, who find it very very difficult even to earn daily bread and butter. By NHESP, they are getting a government support to initiate private practice and build up a career. Since beneficiaries are identified and sent to NHESP clinics by public personalities having good contact with public, there will be an unceasing regular flow of patients. Private paid customers also will increase, proportionate to the rush created by free patients.

By doing private practice along with free consultations. The doctor will get a lot of exposure and experience, and opportunity to sharpen his practical skills. He can show the world that homeopathy is an effective therapeutic system, and that he is capable of curing patients by practicing PURE HOMEOPATHY.

For the homeopath, this project will ensure a minimum income during initial stages of his practice, which is the toughest time in his career. Since a minimum number of patients will visit him for free treatment, he will get a good exposure and experience, which is the most wanted factor to get a good beginning. By working hard and producing results in the free cases, he can can show the world that homeopathy is effective. A few successful cases, especially chronic ones, will attract more and more patients to him. He will start earning himself. By five years, he will become a successful practitioner. That is the real goal of this project.

How National Homeopathic Entrepreneur Start-up Project (NHESP) is expected to influence the future of homeopathy in India?

1. Since a minimum earning is ensured by this project at least for initial five years of their career, a large number of homeopaths will migrate to rural areas where medical facilities are less, and propagate homeopathic practice there. Such a migration of homeopaths would definitely expand the reach of homeopathy in all parts of this country very fast. Since around 15000 students come out of colleges with degrees each year, adding up to the already existing 280000 registered homeopaths, number of NHESP clinics thus established especially in villages will be lakhs in numbers by five years. It will make homeopathy the primary health care system in rural India, at only a very nominal burden on public exchequer.

2. Since NHESP makes it mandatory that homeopaths should practice PURE homeopathy, and should not prescribe allpoathic medicines, it will have a very positive impact up on future of homeopathy. Homeopaths will not have to practice allopathy for existence, or work as under-paid ‘night doctors’ in allopathy hospitals. During their NHESP phase in their careers, all young homeopaths will learn how to cure patients with pure homeopathy prescriptions.

3. Since young homeopaths get an opportunity for establishing their own independent clinics where one is his own master with ensured minimum earning, they will not have to work as ‘under-paid’ assistants in corporate homeopathic clinics or hospitals. That will end the ‘corporate’ culture that is now emerging in homeopathy.

We hope National Homeopathic Entrepreneur Start-up Project will revolutionize homeopathy in India with in a very short period, and boost the public healthcare system by providing facilities for free medical aid in rural villages of this country.

Author: Chandran Nambiar K C

I started practicing homeopathy in 1970, when I was 20 years old and studying for final year of BSc (Zoology) course. My interest in homeopathy happened very accidentally, through a constant relationship with a local practitioner who happened to be father of my classmate. I was a regular visitor in his clinic, where from I started reading BOERICKE MATERIA MEDICA and other homeopathic books, which helped me to cure myself my troublesome asthma that have been haunting me since my childhood days. I became a voracious reader of homeopathy. I was also deeply involved in studying marxism and dialectical materialism during my college days, which attracted me to political activities. MARXISM and HOMEOPATHY became two essential parts of my intellectual and practical life, which still continues so. Even though I joined DHMS course in a karnataka homeopathic college, I could not continue it due to my intense involvement in revolutionary political activities that resulted in jail life and a lot of criminal cases. Once that phase was over, I took a diploma in veterinary science and became a livestock inspector in animal husbandry department under govt of kerala. I have been continuing my study and practice of homeopathy all through these years. Since CCH act came into force only in 1976, and it contained provisions allowing existing practitioners to continue, my homeopathic practice went smoothly in parallel with my government job. In 1987, co-operating with some local homeopaths and social activists, I started Kannur District Homeopathic Hospital Sociey, which established a chain of hospitals and homeopathic clinics in different parts of Kannur district. After a few years I had to leave the society for some political reasons, and I established a 100 bedded well equipped homeopathic hospital in Taliparamba, employing a number of prominent homeopaths. That was ended up as a financial disaster for me due to many reasons, including my lack of skills as a money manager, and I was compelled to close down my dream project with in a short period. I lost huge money I invested, lost my reputation, and it pulled me into a debt trap. I learned a lot of valuabl lessons from this failure- about life, human psychology, relationships, and above all, about myself. I realized failure is the greatest teacher, if you are prepared learn from it. I learned how will power and determination to win will help us come back into life as a phoenix from our own ashes. I learned, one does not fail unless he stops fighting and accepts failure. My failure and the hardships that followed has moulded my personality in such a way that I can now withstand any disaster and fight back. I tell you, you will not know what life really is, unless you miserably fail at least once in your life. By this time, I left my government job also, and settled as a full time homeopathic practitioner. By this practice, I could repair my earlier financial losses, and establish well in life. It was during this period that I felt the need of developing a simple and user-friendly homeopathic software, that resulted in the evolution of SIMILIMUM, which was later upgraded into SIMILIMUM ULTRA. Similimum Ultra was well accepted by the profession, and it collected good revenues which continues even today. I stopped my practice a few years back , and concentrated in the study and research activities to evolve scientifically viable explanations to the so-called riddles of homeopathy. This unrelenting study resulted in MIT or Molecular Imprints Therapeutics, which provides a scientific and rational explanation for homeopathy. I started a homeopathic discussion group on facebook called HOMEOPATHY FOR TOTAL CURE, which has more than 35000 homeopaths as members. By this work on facebook, I could establish close relationship with many homeopaths around the world. It goes on. I could successfully convert facebook as my office and work place, from where I propagate my MIT ideas, co-ordinate my works for homeopathic community, and sell my Similimum Ultra Software. My years of hardwork in search of HOW HOMEOPATHY WORKS ultimately resulted in the publication of a book titled REDEFINING HOMEOPATHY (3000 pages, 3 volumes, hard bound, Rs 6000), in which I have compiled my articles regarding my scientific explanations of basic principles of homeopathy. These ideas are called MIT or MOLECULAR IMPRINTS THERAPEUTICS. MIT is now included in the syllabus of MD (HOM) course of prestigious DY PATIL DEEMED UNIVERSITY, PUNE, INDIA. Research department of SARADA KRISHNA HOMEOPATHIC COLLEGE, Kulashekharam, Tamilnadu, India, the only NAC accredited homeopathy college in India, has recently taken up certain reserch projects for proving the scientific explanations proposed by MIT. Based on MIT perspective of homeopathy, I had developed an MIT PROTOCOL for scientific homeopathy, and initiated a project for establishing a chain of MIT NETWORK CLINICS all over India, where MIT PROTOCOL will be practiced. More over, I have developed a whole range of 351 MIT FORMULATIONS, which are disease-specific combinations of post-avogadro diluted homeopathy drugs. NOW I AM IN 71st YEAR OF MY LIFE, AND STILL LOOKING FOR NEW HORRIZONS!

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