Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced a nationwide strike on 11 December. This announcement has been made against the decision of Ayurveda doctors to approve surgery. During this time all non-essential and non-Covid services will be closed. However, emergency services such as ICUs will continue. But pre-determined operations will not be done.
The IMA statement said that on December 11, all doctors will be on strike from 6 am to 6 pm. A few days ago in a notification issued by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), it was said that Ayurveda doctors will also be able to perform eye, ear, throat surgery along with general and orthopedic surgery. The IMA has said that the notification of CCIM and the formation of four committees by NITI Aayog will only encourage mixopathy. The IMA has demanded the withdrawal of the notification and the cancellation of the committees set up by the NITI Aayog.
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At the same time, Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has decided to challenge in the Supreme Court against it. On Thursday, the DMA said after the meeting that if this right is not withdrawn, it will be challenged in the Supreme Court. Several senior doctors of the association were present during the meeting. During this time, questions have also been raised about the reduced prices of RT PCR investigation by the Delhi government. During the meeting, it has been decided that the association will monitor the side effects associated with the Covid vaccine. It has also been decided to form separate boards for this. At the state level also, the association has considered to form a committee which will monitor the vaccination of corona virus completely. The government has been demanded to make its policy on vaccination public.
The Central Government has recently issued an ordinance allowing post-graduate doctors in Ayurveda to learn and practice 58 types of surgeries. There is a lot of resentment among the doctors of Allopath with this decision. The doctors’ organization, IMA, has spoken of this government’s decision to play with the lives of patients and demanded that the decision be withdrawn immediately. The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), the apex regulatory body for traditional medicine, has stated in its ordinance that MS (Ayurveda) doctors can perform 39 types of surgeries independently. They can undergo surgery for 19 types of operations involving ears, nose, throat and eyes. There is a lot of resentment among allopath doctors regarding the above decision of the government.