Bengaluru- A miffed Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said separating health and medical education departments would affect the vaccination drive in the state.
"Separating health and medical education ministries could weaken the state's vaccination effort, as 60 per cent of district hospitals are under the latter and the remaining under the former," Sudhakar told reporters a day after Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday hived off both departments and allocated medical education to senior cabinet minister J.C. Madhuswamy.
Ironically, the Chief Minister merged both the departments in October 2020 and gave the health portfolio to Sudhakar, who has been a minister for medical education since he joined the government in February 2020, ostensibly, for better coordination of the fight against the raging Covid across the state.
B. Sriramulu, who was holding the health and family welfare portfolio, was made minister for Backward Classes Welfare, which was earlier with Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol.
Coincidentally, the Covid tally began to decline gradually since mid-October across the southern state under Sudhakar, a medical doctor by profession.
"If health and medical education departments are under a single command, the vaccination drive will be effective. I will prevail upon the Chief Minister not to separate the two ministries," asserted Sudhakar.
Sudhakar, who defected from the Congress and joined the ruling BJP, was re-elected from the Chikkaballapur assembly segment in December 2019 by-elections.
"Health and Medical Education departments are under one ministry in all state governments across the country except in Karnataka, where it was split for political reasons," reiterated Sudhakar.
As health and medical education departments were separate, coordination suffered at the peak of Covid pandemic in the state, Sudhakar recalled.
Hinting that the second wave of the pandemic may come to India belatedly, Sudhakar said the two departments have to work together to prevent the virus spread again and accelerate the vaccination drive at the same time.
"I don't know what he (Yediyurappa) has in his mind. If health and medical education departments don't coordinate, it will be difficult to face when the second wave of the pandemic hits us," said Sudhakar.
Though Yediyurappa on Friday reshuffled portfolios of some ministers who resented the departments allocated to them on Thursday, the medical education department was not taken away from Madhuswamy.
"It's the Chief Minister's domain to decide on portfolios. I can't tell what he should have done. I am not sticking to any portfolio. The two departments need to work together so that citizens get the vaccine," added Sudhakar. (IANS)
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is finally emerging as a hub for medical education and a significant increase in MBBS seats in government and private sector medical colleges in the northern state is a proof of this. Uttar Pradesh now ranks third after Karnataka and Maharashtra in the number of MBBS seats on offer.According to the Uttar Pradesh Medical Education Department's data, till three years ago, there were 5,100 MBBS seats in the entire state, which have now increased to 7,150 seats as compared with Karnataka (8,845) and Maharashtra (7,270).The decision to establish AIIMS at Gorakhpur and Raebareli is also proving to be a milestone in terms of medical education and health facilities in Uttar Pradesh.Uttar Pradesh's journey to become another important hub for medical education in the country through increased numbers of medical seats came about after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided on the opening of new medical colleges.In 2016, there were only 12 medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. But between 2017 and 2019, foundation stones of 28 new medical colleges was laid, of which seven have already started their academic sessions.Teaching and training will be started in eight other new colleges by next year even while construction of 13 new institutes will start soon.A government spokesman said that preparations were on to open many more medical colleges in the private sector as well. Once new medical colleges begin functioning, the number of medical seats will go up to between 9,000 and 10,000, he added.The Uttar Pradesh government is also focusing on the role of paramedical staff in effective running of the medical eduction and healthcare systems, towards which it has made planned efforts to train nursing and paramedical professionals in the state.About three years ago, there were about 500 institutes training nursing staff in the state, offering 21,000 seats to aspirants. Now, their numbers have increased to around 750, and the number of seats gone up to 36,500.Uttar Pradesh now boasts of 3,056 medical institutes, including those training paramedical staff.--IANSamita/tsb
भारतीय चिकित्सा की आयुर्वेद, सिद्ध सोवा-रिग्पा और यूनानी चिकित्सा पद्धतियों का नियमन करने वाली वैधानिक संस्था सेंट्रल काउंसिल ऑफ इंडियन मेडिसिन (स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्वेद शिक्षा) ने नियमों के कुछ प्रावधानों को कारगर बनाने के लिए और उसमें स्पष्टता लाने और परिभाषा जोड़ने के लिए 20 नवम्बर, 2020 को एक अधिसूचना जारी की।
आयुष मंत्रालय के संज्ञान में आया है कि कुछ मीडिया प्लेटफॉर्म पर इस अधिसूचना के संबंध में कुछ गलत रिपोर्टें आईं हैं जिससे इसकी प्रकृति और उद्देश्य के बारे में गलत जानकारी का प्रसार हुआ है। इन गलत रिपोर्टों से उत्पन्न आशंकाओं को दूर करने के लिए मंत्रालय अब निम्न स्पष्टीकरण जारी कर रहा है। जिसमें इस पर उठाए गए सवालों का जवाब दिया गया है।
इंडियन मेडिसिन सेंट्रल काउंसिल (स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्वेद शिक्षा) नियमन संशोधन 2020 के बारे में अधिसूचना में क्या कहा गया है?
अधिसूचना आयुर्वेद में स्नातकोत्तर शिक्षा की शल्य और शलाक्य धाराओं के संबंध में हैं। अधिसूचना में कहा गया है (इस विषय में पूर्व अधिसूचना से अधिक स्पष्ट रूप से) कि स्नातकोत्तर डिग्री की शिक्षा प्राप्त करने वाले छात्रों को कुल 58 सर्जिकल प्रक्रियाओं में व्यवहारिक रूप से प्रशिक्षित करने की आवश्यकता होती है ताकि शिक्षा पूरी करने के बाद वे इन गतिविधियों को स्वतंत्र रूप से करने के योग्य हो जाएं। अधिसूचना विशेष रूप से इन निर्दिष्ट सर्जिकल प्रक्रियाओं के बारे में है और किसी अन्य प्रकार की सर्जरी करने की इन शल्य और शलाक्य स्नातकोत्तर पास छात्रों को अनुमति नहीं देती।
क्या उक्त अधिसूचना आयुर्वेद के चिकित्सकों द्वारा सर्जिकल प्रक्रियाओं के अभ्यास के मामले में नीतिगत बदलाव का संकेत देती है?
नहीं, यह अधिसूचना 2016 के पहले के मौजूदा नियमों में प्रासंगिक प्रावधानों का स्पष्टीकरण है। शुरुआत से ही, शल्य और शलाक्य सर्जिकल प्रक्रियाओं के लिए आयुर्वेद कॉलेजों में स्वतंत्र विभाग है। हालांकि 2016 की अधिसूचना में यह निर्धारित किया गया था कि सीसीआईएम द्वारा जारी स्नातकोत्तर पाठ्यक्रमों के लिए जारी संबंधित सिलेबस के तहत छात्र को संबंधित प्रक्रिया में प्रबंधन की जांच प्रक्रियाओं, तकनीकों और सर्जिकल प्रदर्शन का प्रशिक्षण दिया जाएगा। इन तकनीकों, प्रक्रियाओं और सर्जिकल प्रदर्शन का विवरण सीसीआईएम ने किया है नियमन में नहीं। सीसीआईएम ने नियमन के संदर्भ में यह विवरण जारी कर जनहित में यह स्पष्टीकरण जारी किया है यह किसी नीतिगत बदलाव का संकेत नहीं।
उक्त अधिसूचना में आधुनिक शब्दावली के उपयोग को लेकर विवाद क्यों है?
मंत्रालय को उक्त अधिसूचना में आधुनिक शब्दावली के उपयोग के बारे में कोई टिप्पणी या आपत्ति नहीं मिली है, और इसलिए इस तरह के किसी भी विवाद के बारे में पता नहीं है।
हालांकि, यह स्पष्ट है कि मानकीकृत शब्दावली सहित सभी वैज्ञानिक प्रगति संपूर्ण मानव जाति की विरासत हैं। किसी भी व्यक्ति या समूह का इन शब्दावली पर एकाधिकार नहीं है। चिकित्सा के क्षेत्र में आधुनिक शब्दावली, एक अस्थायी दृष्टिकोण से आधुनिक नहीं हैं, लेकिन ग्रीक, लैटिन और यहां तक कि प्राचीन संस्कृत और बाद में अरबी जैसी भाषाओं से काफी हद तक व्युत्पन्न हैं। शब्दावली का विकास एक गतिशील और समावेशी प्रक्रिया है। आधुनिक चिकित्सा शब्द और शब्दावली न केवल चिकित्सकों के बीच, बल्कि जनता सहित अन्य हितधारकों के लिए भी प्रभावी संचार और पत्राचार की सुविधा प्रदान करती है। इस अधिसूचना में आधुनिक शब्दावली इसलिए इस्तेमाल की गई है ताकि चिकित्सा के पेशे में समग्र रूप से, इसके अलावा मेडिको लीगल तथा हेल्थ आईटी आदि हितधारक सदस्यों के लिए इसे सुनिश्चित किया जा सके।
क्या उक्त अधिसूचना में आधुनिक शब्दावली के इस्तेमाल से आयुर्वेद का परम्परागत (मॉडर्न) चिकित्सा के साथ मिश्रण कर दिया गया है?
बिल्कुल नहीं, सभी आधुनिक वैज्ञानिक शब्दावली का उद्देश्य विभिन्न हितधारकों के बीच प्रभावी संचार और पत्राचार को सुविधाजनक बनाना है। उक्त अधिसूचना के हितधारकों में न केवल आयुर्वेद चिकित्सक शामिल हैं, बल्कि मेडिको-लीगल, हेल्थ आईटी, बीमा आदि जैसे अन्य हितधारक विषयों के पेशेवरों के साथ-साथ जनता के सदस्य भी शामिल हैं। इसलिए आधुनिक शब्दावली के उपयोग की आवश्यकता थी। पारंपरिक (आधुनिक) चिकित्सा के साथ आयुर्वेद के "मिश्रण" का सवाल यहां नहीं उठता क्योंकि सीसीआईएम भारतीय चिकित्सा पद्धति की प्रामाणिकता को बनाए रखने के लिए गहराई से प्रतिबद्ध है, और ऐसे किसी भी "मिश्रण" के खिलाफ है।
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)
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) The crucial Class 10 and 12 board examinations of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education for the academic year 2020-21 are likely to be delayed till May 2021, state Education Minister Dr Varsha Gaikwad said here on Friday.Usually, the MSBSHSE conducts these exams during February-March, but next year, these may be delayed by a couple of months for the current academic year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic."The Class 10 and Class 12 Board exams will not be held before May 2021," Gaikwad said after the matter figured in the weekly cabinet meeting."The current Covid-19 situation is likely to last for a longer period. We have also discussed the issue of completion of syllabus and conducting the exams, but the Board will be unable to hold these exams before next May," she added.Gaikwad's statements assume significant as there are apprehensions of a second wave even as the Covid-19 cases and fatalities in the state have plummeted during October and remain in the lower ranges in November.The Minister said that around 25 percent of the curriculum may have to be omitted to enable teachers and students complete the remaining syllabus on time.In the 2019-2020 academic year, while the HSC examinations were completed, a few papers in the the SSC exams went for a toss as the state and national lockdowns started from March 24-March 25 respectively.Simultaneously, Gaikwad indicated that post-Diwali, from Nov. 23, the Maharashtra Government is contemplating reopening schools for the higher classes from Class 9 to 12 with strict SOPs and health norms."We will start with the older students in the first phase. For the students in the lower classes from lasses 1 to 8, the online classes will continue as usual for the present," she added.In some relief, students and teachers currently part of the online education since the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, will get a short Diwali vacation.--IANSqn/vd
Dr. Yogeshwar Pawale , BAMS, MD (Masters in Ayurveda) & MS (Psychotherapy & Family Counselling) is a leading expert of Ayurveda specializing in Skin & Cancer. He is an educator, practitioner and speaker of international repute. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda involving various aspects of clinical, research, teaching and education.
His passion and love for Ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of Ayurveda in the Western word, including creating and implementing high quality education and training programs as well as practicing various aspects of Ayurveda for optimal health and wellbeing. He is a rank holder of Kannur University during his Post Graduation studies. He has been awarded with many awards to name a few Dhanwantri awards at New Delhi, Award for Excellence in Cancer . He can be reached at http://www.kalpataruayurved.com/
Please tell us about how your Ayurveda journey began.
Please tell us about your educational background and professional qualifications.
I am BAMS from N.K. Jabshetty Ayurvedic Medical College & PG Centre, Bidar, karnataka followed by my post-graduation from Government Ayurveda Medical College Kannur.
Why did you choose Ayurvedic practices?
Ayurveda is my passion; I have full faith in this science & during my studies I saw many patients getting cured so thought of starting pure ayurvedic practice only.
What is your experience when it comes to treating patients? Do they trust the treatment?
From the last 12 years of my practice & study period also it has been a great experience treating patients with Ayurveda. Yes, there were days when people used to have doubts on Ayurveda but it’s our duty to make them understand & trust in Ayurveda. After understanding patients follow all the advice with full faith.
Any challenge that you face as a practitioner?
Yes, starting practice was itself a challenge for me due to financial issues. Then got support from few of my well-wishers & started practice in the year 2007.
Was there someone in your family already in Ayurveda, who acted as a motivation?
Basically there was no one from the family, eventually I met a few people who acted as a motivational force like Prof.Kuldip Raj Kohli, Director AYUSH, Maharashtra & my PG guide Dr.John K. George. former HOD, Department of Roga-Nidana, GAC, Kannur, Kerala
How do you see Ayurveda's future?
Future of Ayurveda is definitely bright, the only concern of mine is we need to motivate our future generation to go for Ayurvedic practice only.
What more should be done in Ayurveda today?
Delivering standardized medicine, quality education is the need of the hour. There must be an Ayurveda OPD as well as few beds in every hospital across the country
What about the quality of medicines? A lot of practitioners are not happy.
Yes, earlier there was a challenge of getting quality Ayurveda medicines which are now resolved by NirogStreet.
Coming to complex and chronic diseases, can Ayurveda really help?
Yes, definitely, from past last almost 20 years I have seem various chronic patients like Cancer, Skin disorder, Infertility etc Ayurveda is working well in all such cases.
Please tell us something about the achievements of your Center in Ayurveda.
Kalpataru Ayurveda Chikitsalay(KAC) is a first Hospital in Pune with a well qualified doctors team engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India. KAC offers classical Ayurvedic medicines and authentic Ayurvedic treatments and therapies to patients from all over India and abroad. Recently we have received Excellence award for treating Cancer patients.
Do you think Nirogstreet is making a difference by connecting and empowering the Ayurveda community through its efforts and platforms?
Yes, Definitely NirogStreet has made a huge difference in Ayurveda Sector. Earlier getting any literature online about Ayurveda was a challenge now it's easily accessible because of NirogStreet. Android application of Nirogstreet itself is a great contribution as doctors can discuss their cases & the young generation can learn a lot.
Dr. Pawale, what are your hobbies?
Reading is one of my passions & yoga.
What's your advice to the students?
I would like to advise students to be focused & start your practice as soon as you complete your degree with full faith in Ayurveda. Treating patients is the most pleasant thing you have in your life.
What is your view about the role of ayurveda in COVID-19?
Ayurveda intervention is must in COVID-19, as far as I understand Ayurveda is only science which can help masess to boost their immunity as prevention. Application of various preventative aspects of Ayurveda based on its fundamental principles like Sadvrutta, Panchkarma,Dincharya,Rituchraya successfully empowers the person to fight against this virus.
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