Bridge course proposed for practitioners of Ayurveda – The Hindu

Vanita Muralikumar, chairperson, Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM), has said that the council has developed a nine-month bridge course to train practitioners of Ayurveda to treat commonly encountered health problems faced by residents of rural areas. The council is awaiting the approval of the Union government. “Ayurveda curriculum has both Ayurveda and modern medicine. While remaining in our own platform, we want to make use of the advanced technology for the growth and development of the Ayurveda system to treat the commonly encountered health problems using modern medicine, within … [Read more...]

IMA warns docs against hiring ayurveda, homoeopathy practitioners – Mumbai Mirror

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued directions to the 10,000 healthcare facilities and 2.5 lakh doctors it represents that it will initiate action against those physicians and establishments found hiring homoeopaths and ayurveda practitioners to fulfil allopathic functions.According to a senior IMA functionary, the system of employing those qualified to prescribe traditional cures in hospitals and clinics that specialise in allopathic healthcare has resulted in hundreds of medical negligence cases being filed against IMA members.The decision to call for a ban was taken by IMA's … [Read more...]

Need committed practitioners to promote Ayurveda: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: In a candid assessment of what ails the traditional medical science of Ayurveda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the biggest challenge to it is posed by the people associated with the practice itself.He said that unless those who are associated with Ayurveda fully dedicate themselves to it with all the commitment at their disposal, things will not improve."If you are not yourselves committed to it, how will you assure the patients ... If my words sound bitter, then I am following the principle of Ayurveda. A bitter pill helps," he said.The Prime Minister was addressing … [Read more...]