Anupama Pathrikar, medical director at Foster Development's Homoeopathic Medical College, said the homoeopathic practitioners and teachers in the state have been struggling on various fronts for the last 30 years.

Among various other demands, the protesters have urged the state government to allow use of allopathic medicines by homoeopathic doctors during emergencies, involve them in public health services and provide better salaries to those working under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Pathrikar said.

She said the homoeopathic doctors have demanded to authorise the certificates issued by them as other fitness certificate to be submitted to the regional transport office (RTO).