Goa: With fewer GPs in villages, cross-practice thrives

Diminishing presence of general practitioners (GPs) in the villages of Goa has opened avenues for ayurvedic and homeopathic physicians but several of them indulge in cross-practice. A senior physician said the cross-practice is not permitted legally but there are several who disburse allopathic medicines. “Villagers who are unaware go to such doctors practicing in their villages,” the doctor said.