The Maharashtra chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) have decided to withdraw non-essential and non-Covid services on December 11 to protest against the notification issued by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) which authorises a certain segment of ayurvedic doctors to perform general surgical procedures.
However, all emergency services including intensive care units (ICU) will be functional.
As per the notification, CCIM has mandated that ayurvedic postgraduation in Shalyathanthra and Shalakyathanthra are mandated to undergo training to independently perform 58 procedures include general surgery, urology, surgical gastroenterology, ENT, ophthalmology and dental medicine, among others.
“Just by giving some Sanskrit names, ayurvedic doctors can’t perform surgical procedures. It may risk the lives of patients. To raise among people about the issue, we have decided to stop non-Covid non-essential…