Retrograde step: IMA on govt allowing post-grad Ayurveda doc
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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has condemned the move by the Central Council of Indian Medicine authorising post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of Ayurveda be trained to perform surgical procedures and described it as a "retrograde step of mixing the systems".

Demanding that the order be withdrawn, the IMA urged the CCIM to develop their own surgical disciplines from their own ancient texts and not claim the surgical disciplines of modern medicine as their own.

Attempting to clarify the notification, AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said it does not amount to any policy deviation or any new decision.

"This notification is more of the nature of a clarification. It streamlines the existing regulation relating to post graduate education in Ayurveda with respect to the specified procedures.

"Further, the notification does not open up the entire field of surgery to Ayurveda practitioners and specifies a set of surgical procedures. It outlines that not all post-graduates of Ayurveda can perform these procedures. Only those specialised in Shalya and Shalakya are allowed to perform these surgical procedures," Kotecha said.

Chairman of Board of Governors, CCIM, Vaidya Jayant Devpujari said that these surgical procedures were being performed in Ayurveda institutes for over 20 years and the notification legalises them.

"The purpose of bringing out the notification is also to set boundaries by specifying the list of procedures so that practitioners restrict themselves to the set of surgical procedures as mentioned in the regulation," Devpujari said.

The AYUSH ministry also issued a clarification stating the notification is a clarification of the relevant provisions in the previously existing regulations of 2016 and that the use of modern terminology in the said notification does not amount to "mixing" of Ayurveda with conventional (Modern) medicine.

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It' s like we are having shortage of pilots to fly planes, so lets allow the loco pilots to fly planes. Yes they both are capable in there field but it doesn' t mean that they can work interchangeably. I guess how BAMS guys will be feeling if government introduces lateral entry into BAMS for Paramedics And Other Streams.
Nov 24, 2020Like5
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Dr. a●i k●●●i Ayurvedic Medicine
Let me clear you first , No any BAMS is going to the perform surgeries . We have 3 years of MS in shalya(surgery) and Shalakya (eye and ENT ) after Bams the. Only. One is eligible to perform any surgery ...
Nov 25, 2020Like2
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K●●●●l P●●●●y General Medicine
1. Isnt choice of a patient to choose which medical services? Let it be allo or ayur or homeo or etc. 2. Allopathic docs are afraid that Ayurbedic surgeons might snatch patients from their doorstep? 3. Recall definition of Health. If an ayurvedic doc by performing simple surgery can fulfil it is it wrong insight? 4. 11000:1 patient:doctors ratio so disappointed. This ratio counts each pathy doctors not just modern docs. 5.Rural modern docs r needed but many refuse or just complete the bond rules and move on to cities so if ayurvedic doc can perform simple surgeon in emergency condition whats the issue? Think. Rethink. Recall medical ethics towards patient.... Read more
Dec 4, 2020Like1