The Meghalaya chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will support nationwide protests on December 8 and 11 to oppose the “mixing up” of medical systems that will see Ayurvedic doctors to perform various surgeries.
In a press statement, IMA Meghalaya chapter spokesman, Dr. Bernard T. Lyngdoh, said that this would lead to a “khichidi medical system” which could put millions of lives at risk.
The proposal to allow ayurvedic doctors perform surgeries was put forward in a circular by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM). The IMA’s central body has demanded that this be “immediately withdrawn”.
“The authority and practice of such surgical skills squarely fall under the jurisdiction of modem medical science as prescribed by the erstwhile Medical Council of India in the postgraduate course titled MS (General Surgery),” the statement said.
All IMA members in Meghalaya will wear black badges tomorrow in support of the IMA, Dr. Lyngdoh said.