Registered Ayush practitioners not quacks: NIMA

Those with a BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) degree can practise integrated medicine (AYUSH and allopathy), an official statement said. 

Published: 06th December 2016 02:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2016 07:36 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA), an all-India association of integrated practitioners of Ayurveda, Unani and Sidda, clarified on Monday that those registered with the Karnataka Ayurveda and Unani Practitioners’ Board and Karnataka Board of Homeopathic System of Medicine should not be considered as quacks, as sections of the media were doing.

Those with a BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) degree can practise integrated medicine (AYUSH and allopathy), it added. 


“An essential part of BAMS is integrated medicine, in which allopathic concepts are not only taught in theory, but they also train the doctors in government hospitals. We intern in different departments. There are certain equipment and procedures that are part of the allopathic system, like giving anaesthesia that even Ayurvedic doctors use to perform their surgeries,” said Dr Bhusanurmath R, president, NIMA, Karnataka.


As per the Karnataka Ayurveda and Unani Practitioners’ Act, 1961, all those doctors who are registered in these boards and have got their degrees from recognised universities are permitted to practise and shouldn’t be termed as quacks, he said. 


“There should be no debate on practise of non-allopathic doctors as the Supreme Court is hearing the case on non-allopathic practitioners prescribing allopathic medicines and it is sub-judice,” he said. Recently, the Health and Family Welfare Department decided to fill vacant posts in PHCs with AYUSH doctors as MBBS doctors had not come forward to practise in rural areas.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp