“It is not wise for an Intern trained in modern medicine to partake and practise a system of medicine which he has not mastered in under graduation with know-how and show-how paradigms,” the IMA wrote in a letter to the National Medical Commission (NMC).
“And coming to do it in an internship right away is dangerous to the public and the system,” the IMA writes in a letter dated Thursday.
Referring that AYUSH and its components are vast subjects, the IMA said “working there for a week the intern will not learn any new skill, and there is no clarity who shall be their mentor, and will they be assessed by NMC faculty norms or not”.
“IMA fully opposes the inclusion of one-week exclusive elective posting which is contrary to the established norms, superfluous and an attempt to initiate mixopathy. IMA strives for purity of profession.”
The IMA said it appeals to delete Section 4.3 (17), which says exclusive elective posting of one week in any one of the AYUSH medicine available in the medical college to be given as a mandatory elective posting.
The IMA submitted seven-point observations with a firm request to the NMC to delete section 4.3 (17) and do necessary corrections for the other comments placed.