Doctors are struggling to give care. The overburdened state is the reason cited for all healthcare problems. But will shortcut work? Does the jugaad mentality work in this case? I admire the Governments dedication towards spreading the light of health, education, and entrepreneurship in India. But the NMC bill is going to challenge the trust of the very rural poor, Government wants to help. The backward deserve as good a care, as the not- so-backward. They also deserve to know the truth.
Ayush doctors are trained in a different branch of healing than modern medical practitioners. There’s a reason for this. Courses offered in the Ayush entrance exams are Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, and Naturopathy and Homeopathy. There are some more, but they don’t get an MBBS whatever they learn.
The interesting thing about Ayush is, it’s a branch with tremendous promise. It has the potential to spread wellness into the life of everyone which modern medicine can overlook. But the problem is when you mix up stuff. Its great to innovate, but with care.
On one hand, there’s a claim that Ayush is the most complete and perfect branch of medical sciences. That does take a load off the shoulders of modern medical practitioners. But then I wonder, why Ayush practitioners don’t want to maintain the sanctity of their branches. If they have complete faith in it, why this want to practice modern allopathy?
Why not help Ayush reach the farthest corners of India’s healthcare frame and make dedicated Ayush subcentres, Ayush Hospitals, Ayush emergency, trauma care, Speciality, and superspecialities? Why mix it all up? Bridge course will cause confusion and irreparable damage. Let Ayush practitioners heal with their own sciences.
I am working in a small town in India and I know that there is a need for doctors urgently. But when the going gets tough, you need to decide with care. Just because people are poor, doesn’t mean they deserve any less right to choose. Give them a choice to visit Ayush subcentres and I am sure they will be helped. But not Ayush bridge coursed into Allopaths.
You should have a problem with that. If you don’t have a problem, remember this day when you are reading this post, you will regret not sharing this.As a doctor, I know whom to visit when I want treatment. The question is, will you know? If Ayush Doctors are so qualified, why not set up Ayush Hospitals, emergency facilities and promote Ayush? https://wp.me/p5dNmM-uoz #BlogtoPM Click To Tweet
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DHIKKAR DAY against National Medical Commission Bill: Press Release
For the Nation For the People
IMA’s call for action was responded very well to by doctors across the country today. The withdrawal of non emergency services affected patients in almost all major states, especially in tier 2,3,4 cities and towns.
IMA National President Dr Ravi Wankhedkar claimed a moral victory over the Government. IMA’s call against the NMC Bill has generated awareness in doctors community and understanding amongst common people. Many ordinary people identified themselves with the cause for which the doctors were fighting. “The Struggle will continue” said he. Actually withdrawal of non-emergency services was only a warning signal to the Government. IMA will intensify its agitation if the government tries to bulldoze this Pro-rich Anti-democratic, Anti federal NMC bill which will promote corruption. We want the Government to reconsider the current bill. We APPEAL to our hon Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji to intervene to protect the interest of marginalized & underprivileged sections of the society.
Dr Ravi Wankhedkar pointed out that 50% of the seats in the private medical colleges will go to the highest bidder. He reiterated that this issue is an issue of the common man. There was a necessity for the community to wake up. The cost of medical education in the country will escalate many fold, and will become unaffordable to even the upper middle classes of people. Taste of what was to come was seen in Uttarkhand and Maharashtra where the management raised the fee to around 25 Lakhs per year for MBBS.
Marginalisation of State Governments, State Medical councils, State Health universities and state medical graduates cannot be ignored. It is a direct threat to the federal nature of our constitution. The state governments should take up the cause which IMA is fighting for. Institutions of excellence like the Medical council are a temple of democracy and represent the true plural nature of the country.
The common final year Exit exam is a conceptional flaw violating the Universities Act. Between the EXIT exam and the NEET the students will become the cannon fodder. More so the students from OBC, SC and ST.
Dr A Marthanda Pillai, Action committee chairman said that NMC will function as an extended Government department. Autonomy of regulation is the right of medical profession. Allowing beaurocrates and non medical persons to trample with the regulation of medical education and practice is a nightmare.
Dr R N Tandon Honorary Secretary General of IMA said that IMA was getting ready for a long struggle. Efforts were on to get all the speciality organisations, Resident Doctors Organisations, Service Doctors Organisations and Medical Students to join in the next phase.
Dr Ravi Wankhedkar IMA National President said that the trust imposed by IMA on the Prime Minister by partnering AYUSHMAN BHARAT was lost in the NMC quagmire. He expressed confidence that the medical fraternity would have the last word on how the profession would be governed.
Dr Ravi Wankhedkar Dr A Marthanda Pillai Dr R N Tandon
IMA National President Chairman, Action Committee HSG