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Ayurvedic doctors flay State’s action against them | The Hitavada

Ayurvedic doctors have strongly criticized the present action being taken by the State Government against their clinics in the name of checking unqualified medical practitioners. These doctors want that the Ayush directorate of the State Government, which is meant for Ayurved education and services also, should come forward for them.
The Society of Clinical Ayurveda, Raipur members together with Member of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), New Delhi, Dr Shivnarayan Dwivedi and Dr Raghvendra Singh, President of Ayush Medical Association, Chhattisgarh, convened a press conference at Raipur Press Club on Sunday. They stated that the present action of conducting raids on the clinics of BAMS Ayush doctors by administration in different districts is wrong. Has the office of Chief Medical Officer any right to raid/seal a registered Ayurved clinic without permission of Ayush ( Ayurved, Unani and Naturopathy Board), they questioned.
Clinic of a registered doctor, Dr Manoj Agrawal has been sealed recently on the ground that the terms and conditions of Nursing Home Act were not fulfilled. No Allopathic medicine was found with this doctor and acknowledgement has also been given in this regard. Action of making ‘Panchnama’ has been taken regarding another Ayush doctor, Dr Pankaj Induria, Changorabhata, on similar grounds.
The doctors demanded that it should be made clear as to what are the standards laid down for Ayurved Clinic under Nursing Home (NH) Act. The NH Act is still pending in Ayush department so license under the Act has still not been given.
The Ayurved doctors further said that BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) doctors have been given permission for allopathic treatment in several states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. It is unfortunate that a proposal in this regard is still under consideration in Chhattisgarh.
In Ayurved course, the modern course is also studied along with Ayurved and internship is done in Ayurved and Allopathic district hospital. Mitanins, Anganbadi workers and Jan Swasthya Rakshaks, who are class 8 or 5 passed, have been authorized by government for distribution of allopathic medicines.
Under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), which is a programme of the Government of India health department, Ayush doctors are doing allopathic treatment. If Ayush doctors are incapable of allopathic treatment, then how Ayush doctors are providing their service there, the doctors questioned. They demanded that the action against registered Ayurvedic doctors should be rolled back.
In case of indifference, ayurvedic doctors will approach the court of law, they added. CCIM Member Dr Dwivedi said that the ayurvedic doctors will meet the authorities at the Ayush directorate and also Chief Medical and Health Officer, Raipur on Monday. A delegation will also meet with state Chief Minister on the day.
The Ayurvedic doctors cited an order of Subrat Sahoo, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Chhattisgarh. The doctors pointed out that a committee was formed for taking action against such pathology labs, clinics, nursing homes, which are being run without permission from competent authority and without required qualification. There is no such mention in this order that BAMS qualified doctors fall in the category against which action should be taken.

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