Doctors in private and non-private sector hospitals within the State avoided outpatient companies on Friday, becoming a member of a nationwide medical bandh called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) towards the Centre’s transfer to allow Ayurveda doctors to carry out surgical procedures.
Emergency companies and COVID-19-related companies have been exempted from the strike, doctors’ organisations stated.
The IMA Thiruvananthapuram chapter organised a protest sit-in in entrance of Raj Bhavan from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hospitals throughout the State witnessed a shutdown from 6 a.m. to six p.m., apart from emergency and COVID-19 companies, IMA Thiruvananthapuram department president Prasanth C.V. and Siby Kurian Philip stated.
Doctors within the authorities medical faculties additionally joined the stir by boycotting the OP from 6 a.m. to six p.m. on Friday. Emergency companies, labour room, inpatient care, emergency surgical procedures and ICU care have been exempted from the strike, Binoy S., State president, Kerala Government Medical College Teachers’ Association (KGMCTA), and State secretary Nirmal Bhaskar stated in an announcement.
The doctors’ organisations have demanded that the Centre urgently scrap the notification issued by the Central Council of Indian Medicine allowing PG Ayurveda college students to practise surgical procedures on completion of formal coaching. The transfer will serve solely to hazard public well being, the organisations stated.
Attempts to combine totally different methods of drugs right into a single system as an inexpensive different in well being care will include unacceptable ranges of human struggling and price tens of millions of lives, the IMA stated in an announcement. The notification needs to be seen as an try and wipe out fashionable drugs from India by 2030, the IMA alleged.
The transfer to allow Ayurveda doctors to carry out surgical procedures will destroy not simply the inspiration of contemporary drugs, however that of AYUSH methods as properly, the KGMCTA stated.
The Raj Bhavan dharna was inaugurated by IMA State president P.T. Zacharias.