The IMA or Indian Medical Association on Tuesday demanded withdrawal of a Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) notification authorising post-graduate Ayurveda practitioners to be skilled to carry out basic surgical procedures, saying the transfer was a “khichadification”, or a confused combine, of medical schooling and follow.
The November 20 notification by the CCIM, a statutory physique beneath the AYUSH Ministry to manage the Indian methods of medication, listed 39 basic surgical procedure procedures and round 19 procedures involving the attention, ear, nostril and throat by amending the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on November 22 had condemned the transfer, describing it as a “retrograde step of mixing the systems”.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the IMA stated the lengthy record of contemporary medication surgical procedures which were enlisted beneath Shalya Tantra and Shalakya Tantra squarely fall beneath the ambit, authority and jurisdiction of the trendy medication follow.
While the AYUSH Ministry issued a clarification claiming that the technical phrases and fashionable developments are a standard heritage of mankind, the IMA rejected their clarification as being “deceptive camouflage of mixing the systems of medicine”.
“The entire modern medical profession of the nation feels betrayed by the level of violation and encroachment by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).
“It is nothing however a blatant try at mixopathy and khichadification of medical schooling and follow. The CCIM amendments can’t be seen in isolation. The National Education Policy 2020 speaks of medical pluralism and lateral entry laying the inspiration legitimising mixopathy.
“India remains at the frontier of modern medicine today with medical care of international standards and well-reputed Indian doctors serving the globe. What is the point in losing such a legacy and leadership,” requested IMA nationwide president Rajan Sharma.
Seeking an emergency session, the Central Working Committee of IMA has directed all of the 28 state branches to carry their State Working Committees. The quantum and timing of the primary all-India response to the scenario is being decided which, IMA stated, it ensures won’t be later than December 2.
“This is not the issue of the profession alone, but also entails serious inroads into the healthcare delivery system of the country. This involves calibration of patient care for years to come and people of India have a right to understand these manoeuvres. The patient’s choice to choose the system of medicine is being taken away in the naked attempt to mix all systems of medicine,” stated IMA secretary basic RV Asokan.