Doctors to go on 12-hour cease work strike on December 11

The IMA contended that the recent notification by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) allows postgraduate students of Ayurveda to perform 39 general surgery procedures and 19 surgeries of eye, ears, nose and throat which are otherwise performed by well-trained surgeons of modern medicine.


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Supporting the strike against the Central government notification allowing Ayurveda postgraduate students to perform surgery, the Indian Medical Association Manipur State Branch has announced that it will cease work for 12 hours on December 11.

“There will be a cease work strike from 6 am to 6 pm on December 11, demanding revocation of the gazette notification,” IMA said in a release. 

The release, however, stated that emergency services, including casualty services, ICUs, in-patients care and COVID-19 related services will remain unaffected.

The IMA contended that the recent notification by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) allows postgraduate students of Ayurveda to perform 39 general surgery procedures and 19 surgeries of eye, ears, nose and throat which are otherwise performed by well-trained surgeons of modern medicine. 

“This is a matter of grave concern for all as it involves patient safety and can have deleterious effects in the long run,” it added. 

Clarifying that IMA is not against Ayurveda but against unscientific mixing up of systems, it stated, “Such a mixopathy will destroy the purity of the systems which belief differently and practice differently.”

First Published:Dec. 8, 2020, 7:56 p.m.

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