Panaji: On Wednesday Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik said that there’s no concept of Mixopathy as claimed by a part of allopathic doctors and stressed that Ayurvedic practitioners are also being trained to perform surgeries. The idea behind allowing Ayurvedic practitioners to perform medical surgeries and other functions is aimed toward contributing to the practice of allopathy, Nayak said shortly before he was discharged from the Goa Medical College and Hospital, where he was receiving treatment after the accident.
Asked by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), which opposes the Centre’s decision to permit Ayurvedic doctors to perform surgeries, Naik said there was no such word as Mixopathy.
“We are introducing the Indian medical system in support of the practice of allopathy,” he said, adding that it’s not competitive as both medical practices are overwhelmed with compliments to every other.
He said Ayurvedic doctors are being educated on par with allopathy practitioners and also are being trained to perform surgeries on them. Ayurvedic doctors do a one-year internship after graduation. They’re trained as surgeons.
He said Indian medical policy has been passed on to the people of the country for hundreds of years and its formula has not changed since then. Allopathy doctors in some parts of the country have recently opposed the Centre’s decision to allow Ayurveda doctors to perform certain types of surgeries.
IMA opposes the choice of the Central Council of Indian Medicine to permit Ayurvedic doctors to perform certain surgical procedures after completion of a three-year postgraduate course.