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Saturday, 6 February 2021

IMA observes relay fast to oppose ‘mixopathy system’

ibune News Service

Faridabad, February 5

Members of the district unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed one-day relay fast in protest against the Centre’s decision to allow non-allopathic doctors (BAMS) to conduct surgeries.

Claiming that today’s fast was a part of the nationwide and statewide agitation programme announced by the IMA, Dr Suresh Arora of the district IMA, said 10 doctors observed the fast organised at BK Chowk in the NIT area of the city. He said the protest started at 9 am and continued till 5 pm in the evening. Revealing that the call for agitation had been given by the IMA against the recent notification of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), in which it had included 58 modern medicine surgical procedures to be studied and performed by Post Graduate students and practitioners of the ayurveda system of medicine in the country.

“Describing the new system as ‘mixopathy’, the memorandum submitted by the IMA association to the district authorities said it was a cheap alternative in healthcare system which could result into acute suffering and threat to many lives if no remedial measures were taken. The association has sought immediate repeal of the amendment in the larger interest of the healthcare and patients.

All 900 members of the district unit of the IMA had earlier observed a one-day strike by keeping OPDs shut on December 11 last year in protest of the move.

from The Tribune

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