My take on #Ayurveda doctors being allowed to perform surgery.
1.There is a 3 yr course called M.S. in Shalya Tantra (Surgery).This is offered by many Universities that offer Ayurveda courses.
2.However training is given mainly by Ayurveda doctors & not General Surgeons
3. Their reference books are both Ayurveda books and General Surgery books.
4.Apparently this has been going on for 25+ years.
5.Issue is that these surgeries are not being audited outside the Ayurveda Universities. So very little is known about their complications, outcomes etc
6.While draining an abscess or putting sutures to a skin injury may not be dangerous if done by Ayurveda doctors given surgical training,allowing them to do laparatomy (exploratory opening of abdomen) or eye surgeries like cataract/squint surgery clearly poses a risk to patients
7. Govt says it is merely clarifying what is already the position but so many (including yours truly) were unaware that Ayurveda doctors perform surgeries, even major ones.This is scary.If this needs to be allowed then
8.They need to be given General surgical training in Medical
College Hospitals under Surgeons for 3 years.
9.They need to be permitted to do only limited procedures like I&D, skin suturing, piles surgery, wound debridement etc.
10. The outcomes must be strictly audited and benchmarked against regular surgeons.
11. If Govt. is not willing to do all this then I suggest that all officials of @MoHFW_INDIA from Minister downwards needing such surgeries should be sent to Ayurveda surgeons for their procedures. After all they should practice what they preach, right?

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