Govt authorises post-grad Ayurveda practitioners to be educated to carry out surgical procedures

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By: PTI | New Delhi |

Updated: November 22, 2020 3:16:38 pm

AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha mentioned the notification by the CCIM doesn’t quantity to any coverage deviation or any new choice. (Representational Image)The authorities has issued a notification which authorises post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of Ayurveda to be educated to carry out surgical procedures corresponding to excisions of benign tumours, amputation of gangrene, nasal and cataract surgical procedures.
The notification by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, a statutory physique beneath the AYUSH Ministry to manage the Indian techniques of drugs, listed 39 basic surgical procedure procedures and round 19 procedures involving the attention, ear, nostril and throat by amending the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016.
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“These laws could also be referred to as the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Amendment Regulations, 2020.
“In the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016, in regulation 10, after sub-regulation (8), the following sub-regulation shall be inserted, namely — During the period of study, the PG scholar of Shalya and Shalakya shall be practically trained to acquaint with as well as to independently perform the following activities so that after completion of his PG degree, he is able to perform the following procedures independently,” it learn.
AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha mentioned the notification by the CCIM doesn’t quantity to any coverage deviation or any new choice.
“This notification is extra of the character of a clarification. It streamlines the present regulation referring to publish graduate training in Ayurveda with respect to the desired procedures.
“Further, the notification does not open up the entire field of surgery to Ayurveda practitioners and specifies a set of surgical procedures. It outlines that not all post-graduates of Ayurveda can perform these procedures. Only those specialised in Shalya and Shalakya are allowed to perform these surgical procedures,” Kotecha mentioned.
Chairman of Board of Governors, CCIM, Vaidya Jayant Devpujari clarified that these surgical procedures are being carried out in Ayurveda institutes for over 20 years and the notification legalises them.
“The purpose of bringing out the notification is also to set boundaries by specifying the list of procedures so that practitioners restrict themselves to the set of surgical procedures as mentioned in the regulation,” Devpujari mentioned.
According to the November 20 gazette notification the procedures listed embody removing of metallic and non-metallic international our bodies from non-vital organs, excision of straightforward cyst or benign tumours (lipoma, fibroma, schwanoma and so forth) of non-vital organs, amputation of gangrene, traumatic wound administration, international physique removing from abdomen, squint surgical procedure, cataract surgical procedure and purposeful endoscopic sinus surgical procedure.
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