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Tying Ayush with modern medicine will harm patient safety:Assn

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Opposing a bridge course for Indian practitioners mooted in the National Medical Commission Bill which has been sent to a Parliamentary Committee, a today said it will undermine

Stating that modern and traditional (Ayush) systems of were "disparate," president, chapter of the Association of Healthcare Providers (India), Dr S Gurushankar said "mixing up these two systems will be inappropriate and severely undermine "

Ayush refers to Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and

Apart from Homoeopathy, other systems are Indian.

NMC Bill envisages a bridge course for Indian practitioners to prescribe modern medicines to some extent. Allowing it has to be approved through voting in the proposed new Commission.

The association's chief, in a statement here also sought an increase in the proportion of elected representatives from the medical fraternity in the NMC from the proposed 20 per cent.

He also opposed the National Licentiate Examination for medical students who clear MBBS examination terming it "superfluous." The NMC Bill should make universal coverage a reality, he said.

Doctors in had struck work last month protesting against such provisions of the NMC Bill joining a nation wide stir called by the

After the Bill was sent to a Parliamentary Standing Committee, the IMA had called off the nation wide stir.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 15:15 IST