An authority's information listing surgical methods that ayurvedic doctors are permitted to do has alarmed allopaths and lots of among the many public. Vaid Jayant Deopujari, the Chairman of the regulative physique for Ayurveda, the CCIM(Central Council of Indian Medicine), tells Rema Nagarajan that there is nothing new about ayurvedic doctors doing surgical procedures and talks of the hypocrisy of a healthcare system that makes use of Ayush doctors, however, represents to not enable it.
If all of the surgical procedures talked about within the new notification have been approved earlier, why this notification?
The first direction for postgraduation in Ayurveda was in 1979. However, this explicit notification is an explanation of the 2016 postgraduate regulation for the Indian system of medicine. It is a restriction, an inventory of the type of procedures that are approved. Almost all of the surgical processes talked about are already in follow.
Sushruta talks about cataract elimination, however what about phacoemulsification or intraocular lens implantation?
Sushruta considers cataract elimination however there was no lens to place in at the moment. Now that lenses are attainable, why shouldn’t ayurvedic surgeons embed them? Phacoemulsification is almost shopping for a machine and getting skilled to make use of it. We are approved to include advances in fashionable know-how and advances in science to complement the Indian system of medicine. This is talked about within the new regulation given, the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act, 2020. It was additionally talked about within the 1970 Act, exhibiting that this imaginative and prescient was clearly there proper from the beginning.
What happens if there is any complication throughout a surgical procedure?
There are SOPs for such situations internationally. They are not half of the rules however of follow. Such issues may happen not simply in an ayurvedic school but in addition in smaller hospitals or in a small nursing residency. Just as sufferers are shifted from these locations to different hospitals, we even have provisions for immediately shifting the afflicted person.
How are you able to guarantee correct coaching of such surgeons when tons of personal ayurvedic schools are getting permission regardless of inspection stories discovering they are beneath-geared up and beneath-staffed?
They are very strictly regulated. We deny permission in the event that they don’t have the minimal commonplace necessities. Last year, we rejected permission to 106 schools for a beneath-graduate course. Every school has fashionable medical practitioners together with pathologists, surgeons, ophthalmologists, radiologists, anesthetists, gynecologists, and obstetricians to coach ayurvedic doctors. Surgeries are taking place on a daily source in these schools.
Why are evaluation stories of Ayush schools not attainable within the public area?
In the 1970 Act, there is a clause that demands these stories are confidential. I agree that they need to be obtainable within the public area. But the regulation must be modified for that.
Why do Ayurveda doctors use identical phrases for his or her levels as fashionable medication? Won’t this trigger confusion?
It is a governmental act that made the BAMS diploma and permitted them to make use of the prefix Dr. Those who full the 5 & a half year course of BAMS are referred to as Ayurveda acharyas in Ayurveda. The ayurvedic equivalent of the postgraduate diploma of MD is referred to as Ayurved Vachaspati and that of MS is referred to as Ayurved Dhanwantri. That is what is written about their certificates too. The use of MD and MS is half of central regulation. I personally think we must always follow utilizing ayurvedic phrases. I take advantage of Vaid and never Dr earlier than my title on my letterhead, name board, and many others. I have a Ph.D. and might write Dr if I need to. But this is a private selection.
Why would Ayurveda need its practitioners to be practicing allopathy by a bridge course?
Health comes beneath the state authorities. Some state governments have given permission to ayurvedic doctors to do allopathic follow as a result of they might not get MBBS doctors to develop into medical officers. On occasion, the Navi Mumbai company has 365 Ayush doctors on Covid responsibility and never a single MBBS physician and these Ayush doctors have been giving allopathic medicines. Who gave permission for that? It is state governments that are encroaching on the purity of Ayurveda as a result of they can’t get sufficient MBBS folks. This is the hypocrisy of the federal government.
What do you say to allopathic doctors protesting towards the blending up of completely different techniques of medication?
The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) wrote to allopathic hospitals that they won’t recognize Ayush doctors working in these hospitals. We welcome this. But the actual fact stays that 95% of ICUs are manned by Ayush practitioners, not simply in Maharashtra or Gujarat, however throughout the nation. It is the allopathy doctors who train them the whole lot about tips on how to handle the ICU, insert a central line, give IV, and many others. Why do they do it? For them to generate income. Then these doctors go and sit within the Indian Medical Association and object to Ayush doctors getting used. It is simply hypocrisy.
If Ayush doctors are working in allopathic hospitals ought their prefix or title be modified from Dr to ayurvedic ones in order that sufferers are conscious?
It will make no distinction. There is nice public demand for ayurvedic practitioners and it is rising. Some issues are determined by society. When engineering schools grew to become too many they went empty. Neither authorities nor any college may do something about it. Society determined that they need to put their kids solely in reputed institutes. The government determined that they can’t let Ayush deal with Covid. But society, my sufferers ask for medicines to spice up their immunity towards Covid. The quantity of retailers promoting ayurvedic preparations is steadily rising. They will open provided that there is a market, a requirement. Social will decides many issues. ( Courtesy - TOI)
An Ayurveda practitioner, Vaidya Prashant Tiwari has sent a legal notice to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) over the latter’s objection to the use of Ayurveda and yoga for COVID-19 treatment. According to a report in Bar and Bench, the Ayurveda practitioner, Vaidya Prashant Tiwari, has objected to the IMA calling Ayurveda medicines as "placebos".
The problem related to an official notification the Health Ministry had issued in October, which greenlit protocol for the clinical management of COVID-19, that listed dietary measures, ayurvedic herbs, and yoga and formulations — such as Ashwagandha and AYUSH-64 for a stopover of coronavirus infection and cure of mild and asymptomatic cases.
This statement by the IMA seems to have irked the Ayurveda practitioner, as he has stated in his legal notice that the IMA’s “uninformed defamatory allegations” against the AYUSH system of medicine were an intentional and intentional attempt to cause loss of goodwill and reputation to the AYUSH Institutions and the practitioners.
The petitioner has also condemned the IMA as eager to “malign the AYUSH method of treatment and the practitioners thereof and to create a vide spread disbelief in the mind of the public at large against the Indian Medicine and their practitioners.”
“The said the careless, false, defamatory and misleading statement made by you the addressees with the intent to the reason of disbelief against the Indian medicine system in the minds of the public and large has led to cause a huge slander to the AYUSH medicines and the practitioners who have been fighting hand in hand through the present COVID-19 pandemic,” the petitioner has also written in the legal notice, demanding a public apology from the IMA, failing which he would initiate legal action against the body.
Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), the statutory body that regulates the Indian Medical systems of Ayurveda, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, and Unani Medicine issued a notification on 20th November 2020 to streamline some of the provisions of the regulations concerning Post Graduate Ayurveda Education by adding clarity and definition to the same.
It has come to the notice of the Ministry of AYUSH that some misreported and incorrectly interpreted versions of the above notification have surfaced in some media platforms, leading to misinformation about the nature and purpose of the said notification. To lay to rest the apprehensions arising out of such incorrect interpretations, the Ministry is now issuing the following clarifications answering the questions that have been raised in this matter:
1. What does the notification called the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Amendment Regulations, 2020 deal with?
The notification relates to the Shalya and Shalakya streams of Post Graduate Education in Ayurveda. The notification specifies (in clearer terms than the earlier notification on the subject)a total of 58 surgical procedures that PG scholars of these streams (cumulatively) need to be practically trained inso as to enable them to independently perform the said activities after completion of their PG Degree. The notification is specific to these specified surgical procedures and does not allow Shalya and Shalakya Post Graduates to take up any other types of surgery.
2. Does the said notification signify a policy shift in the matter of practice of surgical procedures by practitioners of Ayurveda?
No, this notification is a clarification of the relevant provisions in the previously existing regulations of 2016. Since beginning, Shalya and Shalakya are independent Departments in Ayurveda colleges, performing such surgical procedures. While the notification of 2016 stipulated that the students shall undergo training of investigative procedures, techniques and surgical performance of procedures and management in the respective specialty, the details of these techniques, procedures and surgical performance were laid down in the syllabus of respective PG courses issued by CCIM, and not the regulation per se. The present clarification was issued in over-all public interest by CCIM by bringing the said details into the regulation. Hence this does not signify any policy shift.
3. Why is there a controversy around the use of modern terminology in the said notification?
The Ministry has not received any comments or objections about the use of modern terminology in the said notification and is hence not aware of any such controversy.
It is, however, clarified that all scientific advances including standardized terminologies are inheritances of the entire mankind. No individual or group has monopoly over these terminologies. The modern terminologies in the field of medicine, are not modern from a temporal perspective but are derived substantially from ancient languages like Greek, Latin, and even Sanskrit, and later languages like Arabic. Evolution of terminologies is a dynamic and inclusive process. Modern medical terms and terminology facilitates effective communication and correspondence not just among physicians, but also to other stakeholders including the public. In the instant notification, modern terms are adopted as per requirement to ensure that the same is understood widely in the medical profession, in the stake-holding disciplines like the medico-legal, health IT etc., as well as by the members of the public.
4. Does the use of modern terminology in the said notification amount to “mixing” of Ayurveda with Conventional (Modern) Medicine?
Not at all. The purpose of all modern scientific terminology is to facilitate effective communication and correspondence among the different stakeholders. The stake-holders of the instant notification include not just the Ayurveda practitioners but also professionals of other stake-holding disciplines like the medico-legal, health IT, insurance etc., as well as the members of the public. Hence the use of modern terminology was required. The question of “mixing” of Ayurveda with Conventional (Modern) Medicine does not arise here as CCIM is deeply committed to maintaining the authenticity of Indian systems of medicine, and is against any such “mixing”. (PIB)
Now the Post Graduate (PG) students of Ayurveda would perform variety of general surgery, including orthopaedic, ophthalmology, ENT and dental as the central government has okayed it.
The Centre in its gazette notification allowed Ayurvedic PG passouts to receive formal training for such procedures.
The training modules for surgical procedures will be added to the curriculum of Ayurvedic studies.
The development has come after the Central Council of Indian Medicine amended Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016, to include the aforementioned regulation to allow the PG students of Ayurveda for practicing the general surgery.
"The Central Council of Indian Medicine, with the previous sanction of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016," the gazette notification read.
The act has been renamed Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Amendment Regulations, 2020.
"During the period of study, the PG scholar of Shalya and Shalakya shall be practically trained to acquaint (themselves) with as well aa independently perform the following activities so that after completion of his PG degree, he is able to perform the following procedures (list of the procedures) independently," the gazette notification stated.
The notification informed that the students will be trained in two streams of surgery and would be awarded titles of MS (Ayurved) Shalya Tantra -- (General Surgery and MS (Ayurved) Shalakya Tantra (Disease of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Oro-Dentistry).
The latest move by the Centre is an addition to the host of decisions taken amid pandemic which shows an impending paradigm shift in healthcare from modern medicine to the traditional form.
Annulling Medical Council of India to form National Medical Commission and introducing Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020, which allows assorted paramedics to practice medicine independently -- are a few of the decisions which has put the modern medicine practitioners in deep concern regarding their future of healthcare.
The Indian Medical Association has been openly opposing such policy moves by the Centre, especially the plan to mix modern medicine with the traditional systems of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), in coming years, as envisaged by the Centre.
Dr Rajan Sharma, President, IMA had earlier stated that an integrative system of medicine would create a "Khichdi medical system" and would produce hybrid doctors.
The apex body of private practitioners of modern medicine had also condemned the centre's ambitious one nation one system policy in medical education and called it a cocktail of disaster. (IANS)
Chhath mahaparva is not only a sadhana but it also instructs us how to away from diseases and stay healthy. Most of the materials used for offering "arghya" in Chhath Mahaparva are acquirable locally and also have special consequence in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda mentions the use of shads (Madhur, aml, lawan, katu, teekha(tikt), and kasaila(kashaya)) in Ayurveda. The above juice is available. In other words, this religious law keeps it healthy.
There is also the medicinal importance of fruits climbing as offerings of Chhath Puja. Since it is the season of the season, this season also encompasses all kinds of diseases.
The fruits offered for Chhath Puja also control seasonal diseases. Fasting during this puja gives energy to the cells of the body. Health is strengthened by the fruits offered in this religious ritual during the change of seasons. At the same time, "Suryopasana" supplies vitamin D and also preserve against leprosy.
The things used in Chhath puja as a mine of qualities and a means of protecting against cold diseases.
Special Importance of Chhath Pooja in Ayurveda
Banana is rich in glucose, which helps in providing energy to the body immediately. It contains 75% water, in addition, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and copper are also found in sufficient quantities.
Gooseberry is very beneficial for health. Gooseberry contains calcium, vitamin C, protects against cold weather, enhances immunity, a lot of nutrients that help in making the body healthy. Many diseases can be avoided by taking amla. During the corona period, include this in the diet.
Turmeric, specifically its most active compound curcumin has many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the probable to prevent Alzheimer's, cancer, and heart disease. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant relief of wounds, anti-allergic, pain, inflammation, and may also help reform symptoms of depression and arthritis. Turmeric used in many Ayurvedic medicines also.
Ginger keeps the body warm Its importance has enhanced significantly in the Corona period. Ginger used in many Ayurvedic medicines.
Many nutritious ingredients are found in sugarcane juice. Apart from this, it also has anti-cancer properties. This not only protects you from the risk of cancer but also helps in removing the kidney stone.
Pineapple is a fruit that enhances appetite, strengthens, helps in blood-biliary disorders. It reduces fever, reduces urination problems. Relieves stomach gas, pain, acidity, and physical weakness. Its ripe fruit cures diseases associated with bleeding.
Singhara gives energy to the body, so it is included in the fasting. It also contains iodine, which protects from throat diseases and causes the thyroid gland to function smoothly.
Eating a piece of coconut daily not only increases your body immunity but also improves memory. Coconut is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and protein, it also has good water content, so it keeps the body hydrated.
Gagar lemon is called Pomelo in English, and its scientific name is Citrus maxima. Gagar Lemon is full of various types of pesticides. Gagar lemon contains almost twice as much vitamin C as compared to orange and three times more vitamin A, beneficial for the eyes. Minerals such as iron and zinc are found in equal amounts.
Calcium is almost half the amount of orange calcium in Gagar lemon. Apart from these, Gagar Nimbu is also an excellent source of antioxidant substances just like oranges. These antioxidants increase the body's resistance and significantly reduce the possibility of various life-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease.
To Give Arghya to the Sun is of Special Importance
In the evening and morning, while giving sun to the sun, the mercury rays emanating from the sun come out diagonally. Vitamin D is constituted by the introduction of these rays on the body. Vitamin D is a very crucial element for healthy living. This is the reason that our forefathers have minded every one of the laws of Chhath puja as per the importance of keeping a healthy body. On the one hand, the requirement of the cleanliness of the Sun, Ganga, and other parts has been told, then by fasting, it is practiced to remove the disorders of the body and keep it healthy.
National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the day of Dhanteras. Lord Dhanvantari is believed to be the god of Ayurveda and healing.
According to beliefs, Lord Dhanvantari originated during Samudra Manthan. Lord Dhanvantari, who came out of the churning of the ocean, had the urn in his hands.
For this reason, the birthday of Lord Dhanwantari is celebrated as Dhanteras (Dhanteras) two days before Diwali. In such a situation, National Ayurveda Day is celebrated on the day of Dhanteras, the birthday of Lord Dhanvantari, who is called the God of Ayurveda.
हिताहितं सुखं दुःखमायुस्तस्य हिताहितम्।
मानं च तच्च यत्रोक्तमायुर्वेदः स उच्यते॥
Importance of Ayurveda in Corona Epidemic Period
Everyone has understood the importance of Ayurveda during the Corona epidemic period. Ayurvedic things are being used everywhere in the country today to increase immunity against corona virus. The importance of Ayurveda has increased rapidly in the country.
Meanwhile, the fifth Ayurveda Day will be celebrated on 13 November. The Ministry of AYUSH announced on Thursday that the main theme of Ayurveda Day this year will be “Important role of Ayurveda in managing Covid-19 epidemic”.
Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the day of Dhanvantari Jayanti since 2016. The purpose of Ayurveda Day is to focus on the powers of Ayurveda and its specific treatment methods.
The ministry said that Ayurveda Day is not just a ceremony or celebration, but an opportunity for rededication to business and society.
The Ministry of AYUSH has decided to conduct several activities on the fifth Ayurveda Day. The Ministry informed that a webinar on the subject of Ayurveda for the Covid-19 epidemic will be organized on this occasion. About one and a half million participants from all over the world can participate in the webinar.
प्रयोजनं चास्य स्वस्थस्य स्वास्थ्यरक्षणं आतुरस्यविकारप्रशमनं च ॥
( The purpose of Ayurveda is to protect the health of healthy animals and to remove the disease of the patient.)