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Nagaland doctors to withdraw non-essential services

By EMN Updated: Dec 09, 2020 11:02 pm

Dimapur, Nov. 9 (EMN): Responding to the call of Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest the central government’s decision to allow practice of modern surgeries by a certain section of Ayurveda doctors, various associations of medical practitioners in Nagaland have announced their participation in the nationwide agitation on Friday.

Calling it “mixopathy”, IMA has called for withdrawal of all non-essential non-Covid medical services on December 11 between 6 am to 6 pm. It had held public demonstrations across India on Tuesday to protest the Centre’s decision.

The IMA Nagaland state branch has issued a notice ‘requesting all the MBBS doctors in the state both government and private doctors and hospital to withdraw all non essential non Covid services during the stipulated  on Friday, stating that it is a “struggle against mixopathy and quackery entering into the modern medicine”.

The Indian Dental Association Nagaland State Branch (IDANSB) has also requested all the dental professionals both in government service and private practitioners to show solidarity and join the protest by withdrawing all non essential non Covid services on the day.

“This protest is against the GOI decision (Gazette notification dated 20th November, 2020) of allowing Ayurveda practitioners to perform various surgical procedures involving the eye, ear, nose, throat and dental procedures like extractions, filling and root canal treatment,” it stated.

“Government must understand and consider the sensitivity of the modern medicine and dental profession and take appropriate steps. Integration of all systems of medicine will only lead to “mixopathy”, confusion and complications,” it continued, adding that IDA would intensify agitation if the decision is not revoked.

It may be mentioned that the Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) had earlier announced its decision to take part in the nationwide protest.

By EMN Updated: Dec 09, 2020 11:02:44 pm