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The Bangladesh Unani and Ayurvedic Practitioners Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXXII OF 1983 )

Chapter VI


Prohibition against use of title, description, etc.
34. (1) No person shall add to his name, title or description any letters or abbreviations which imply or are calculated to lead to the belief that he holds a degree, diploma or certificate as his qualification to practise the Unani or Ayurvedic system of medicine, unless he holds such degree, diploma or certificate and such degree, diploma or certificate-
(i) is recognised by any law for the time being in force in Bangladesh; or
(ii) has been conferred, granted or issued by a body or institution authorised under this Ordinance in this behalf; or
(iii) has been conferred, granted or issued by an authority empowered or recognised as competent by the Government to confer, grant or issue such degree, diploma or certificate.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no Hakim or Vaid shall describe himself as a Doctor.
(3) Whoever contravenes the provisions of this section shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to Taka one thousand, or with both.

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