Central Government allows Vaidyas to perform surgeries on the nose, ears, throat, eyes, teeth and bones

The Central Government decision to promote Ayurveda deserves praise

New Delhi – The Central Government has allowed Ayurvedic doctors (Vaidya) to perform surgeries on the nose, ears, throat, eyes, teeth and bones. Postgraduate students in Ayurveda will be able to perform these surgeries. There was a constant demand from the Vaidyas practising as per AYUSH treatment in the country for the empowerment like allopathy.

As per the notification issued by the Central Government, the aspect of training in surgical procedure will be added in the curriculum of Ayurveda education. The Act has now been renamed as ‘Bharatiya Chikitsa Kendriya Parishad (Postgraduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, ( Amendment) 2020’.

Now, according to the new rules, training will be given in surgery and surgical treatment. Students will be trained under fields of surgery. Students will be given degree of M.S. (Ayurveda) General Surgery and M.S. (Ayurveda), Surgery degree like Shalakya Tantra (Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Dentistry).

The National President of the Integrated Medical Association (AYUSH), Dr. R.P. Parashar said that Sushrutacharya was the first surgeon in the world. He was an Ayurveda doctor. Surgery is the gift of Ayurveda to the world. If the Government allows Ayurvedic Vaidyas to perform surgery at such times, it will not cause any crisis. It is the right of Ayurveda to get this permission and it has now been given by the Modi government.

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The Medical Council of India (IMA) has strongly opposed the Government’s decision. The back door is now being opened to access medical institutions, IMA said in a statement. If so, then tests like ‘NEET’ will make no sense. The Government should reverse this decision. IMA has stated clear demarcation of the areas of working. Exceeding it can have fatal consequences. The Ayurveda Institute of Medicine should develop their techniques on surgery based on ancient knowledge. This should not be based on modern medical science. Stay away from it. Also, such doctors should not be appointed in IMA colleges.