May 12, 2021

Retrograde step: IMA on govt permitting post-grad Ayurveda docs to carry out surgical procedure

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA) has condemned the transfer by the Central Council of Indian Medication authorising post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of Ayurveda be educated to carry out surgical procedures and described it as a “retrograde step of blending the methods”.

Demanding that the order be withdrawn, the IMA urged the Central Council of Indian Medication (CCIM), a statutory physique below the AYUSH Ministry, to develop their very own surgical disciplines from their very own historic texts and never declare the surgical disciplines of contemporary medication as their very own.

The notification by the CCIM listed 39 common surgical procedure procedures and round 19 procedures involving the attention, ear, nostril and throat by amending the Indian Medication Central Council (Submit Graduate Ayurveda Training) Laws, 2016.

In a press release, the IMA mentioned, “Such a deviant follow is unbecoming of a statutory physique. The IMA can have no objections for the council to develop their very own devoted disciplines with out mixing fashionable medication surgical disciplines.”

It additionally demanded that the federal government ought to chorus from posting any physician of contemporary medication within the schools of Indian medication.

“The IMA sees this improvement as a retrograde step of blending the methods which can be resisted in any respect prices. Throughout India college students and practitioners of contemporary medication are agitated over this violation of mutual identification and respect.

“What’s the sanctity of NEET if such lateral shortcuts are devised? IMA calls for to withdraw the order and first delineate the Indian Medication disciplines based mostly on authentic Indian Medication texts,” the medical doctors’ physique mentioned.

In the meantime, AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha mentioned the notification by the CCIM doesn’t quantity to any coverage deviation or any new determination.

“This notification is extra of the character of a clarification. It streamlines the prevailing regulation regarding put up graduate schooling in Ayurveda with respect to the required procedures.

“Additional, the notification doesn’t open up the whole subject of surgical procedure to Ayurveda practitioners and specifies a set of surgical procedures. It outlines that not all post-graduates of Ayurveda can carry out these procedures. Solely these specialised in Shalya and Shalakya are allowed to carry out these surgical procedures,” Kotecha mentioned.

Chairman of the Board of Governors, CCIM, Vaidya Jayant Devpujari clarified that these surgical procedures are being carried out in Ayurveda institutes for over 20 years and the notification legalises them.

“The aim of bringing out the notification can also be to set boundaries by specifying the record of procedures in order that practitioners prohibit themselves to the set of surgical procedures as talked about within the regulation,” Devpujari mentioned.

In accordance with the November 20 gazette notification the procedures listed embrace elimination of metallic and non-metallic international our bodies from non-vital organs, excision of easy cyst or benign tumours (lipoma, fibroma, schwanoma and so forth) of non-vital organs, amputation of gangrene, traumatic wound administration, international physique elimination from abdomen, squint surgical procedure, cataract surgical procedure and practical endoscopic sinus surgical procedure.