Allopathic medicine is a scientific and an evidence-based practice. Doctors study basic medicine of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology to know various living entities that harm the human body. They meticulously pursue pathology, ENT, ophthalmology, social and preventive medicine, forensic medicine psychiatry, medicine, paediatrics, surgery and many more specialities for four and a half years with a year of practical training — housemanship.
Later, they train for three years for PG in a specialised branch of medicine and another three years for a Super Speciality course to acquire and hone highly specialised skills, particularly in surgery. An allopathic surgeon trained not only in wielding a scalpel but also in troubleshooting and at the same time providing a healing touch.
Out of the blue, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) released a direction saying that Ayurvedic PG students can also conduct surgeries….