Docs oppose ‘ayurvedic surgeons’

New Delhi, December 11

Doctors at several hospitals, including All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Friday sported black ribbons in support of the protest call of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against the Centre’s move allowing postgraduate practitioners of ayurveda to be trained in performing surgical procedures.

Also read: Protest against ‘mixopathy’

The IMA, which had given the nationwide call on December 1, has demanded withdrawal of the notification.

Doctors at AIIMS and various Delhi government-run facilities, including LNJP Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, DDU Hospital, GTB Hospital, BSA Hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and civic-run Hindu Rao Hospital, performed duties while wearing black armbands and ribbons.

The notification by the Central Council of Indian Medicine to allow legal practice of surgery by ayurveda practitioners will only lead to “mixopathy”, the IMA has said. — PTI

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