In Ayurveda students who will do Postgraduate, they will now be trained and allowed to perform a few general surgeries in ENT, Opthalmology, and dental procedures. The Central Council of Indian Medicine amended the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulation,2016, to allow Postgraduate students to practice surgery.
According to the gazette notification “During the period of study, the PG scholar of Shalya and Shalakya shall be practically trained to acquaint with as well as to independently perform the following activities so that completion of his/her PG degree, he/she is able to perform the Shalya Tantra (General surgery) independently.”
Indian Medical Association has been opposing the Centre’s move to allow traditional systems of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy , Homeopathy and Unani to offer allopathy therapies and treatment.
IMA has demanded the withdrawal of the order “Surgical disciplines of Modern Medicine have developed over the last half a millennium. Today Modern Medicine is capable of sophisticated surgical procedures and has the wherewithal to train generations of doctors through institutions of excellence and an ever-evolving scientific base. Corrupting Modern Medicine by mixing with other systems and poaching the disciplines of Modern Medicine through back door means is certainly foul play of first order. National Medical Commission should assert itself. NMC is equally responsible to protect the purity of Modern Medicine. People of India deserve better ways to Health.”