SunstarTV Bureau: Center has allowed Postgraduate students of Ayurveda to be trained and perform a verity of general surgery, whereas IMA is opposing this initiative.
The decision has come after the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) amended Indian Medicine Central Council (MCC) (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016, including the regulation to allow the PG students of Ayurveda to practise general surgery.
The notification, issued on November 19, states that students will be trained in two streams of surgery and would be awarded titles of MS (Ayurved) Shalya Tantra — General Surgery and MS (Ayurved) Shalakya Tantra (Disease of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Oro-Dentistry).
The list of procedures that will be taught includes — all types of skin grafting, ear lobe repair, excision of simple cyst and benign tumours (lipoma, fibroma, schwannoma, etc.) of non-vital organs, excision or amputation of gangrene, traumatic wound management — all types of suturing, ligation and repair of tendon and muscles, foreign body removal from stomach, colostomy, cataract surgery, local anesthesia in the eye, rhinoplasty, hair lip repair, loose tooth extraction, carries tooth or teeth, root canal treatment.
In a release on Saturday, the Indian Medical Examination (IMA) has demanded the withdrawal of the Center’s order. It mentioned, Modern medicines should not be confused with traditional methods and Ayurveda doctors if needed should develop their own surgical methods. The organisation said they would fight against the unscientific decision