Doctors against 'liquor prescription' during coronavirus lockdown: IMA

Doctors against 'liquor prescription' during coronavirus lockdown: IMA

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Doctors against 'liquor prescription' during coronavirus lockdown: IMA (Representational Image)

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday flayed the Left government's plan to supply liquor to alcohol addicts based on doctor's prescription, saying it was not "scientific". Those showing withdrawal symptoms should be provided scientific treatment which can be given at homes or by giving

medicines after admitting them to hospitals, IMA state president Dr Abraham Varghese said here.

The association's reaction comes a day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government was mulling the possibility of supplying liquor to alcohol addicts as the closure of bars and state-run beverage outlets during the lockdown period was creating social issues.

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