Assam: IMA carries hunger strike against mixopathy


DIBRUGARH: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Dibrugarh branch protested against mixopathy at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) on Saturday.

Reportedly, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) permitted Ayurveda doctors to perform surgeries on November 19, 2020.

The Council allowed Ayurvedic PG students to receive formal training to perform a variety of procedures, including general surgery, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, ENT, and dental procedures and surgeries.

The IMA has called a Nationwide relay hunger strike from February 1 to 14 to protest against the move.

“The Indian Medical Association is highly perturbed by the recent policy proposal integrating all systems of medicine, which could put millions of lives at risk. IMA, which is the largest organisation representing doctors of modern medicine, stands for purity of system of modern medicine and Ayush,” said Dr Bedanta Bhuyan, IMA, Dibrugarh branch secretary.

Meanwhile, the IMA has demanded immediate withdrawal of the notification of the amendment.

The competency of such surgical skills squarely falls under the ambit, authority and jurisdiction of modern medicine prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) as the competency ascribable to the PG course titled MS (General Surgery).

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)