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General, ENT and Eye Surgeries Can Now be Performed by Ayurveda Doctors

G Plus News | November 24, 2020 14:46 hrs

Ayurveda doctors can now perform general surgery like their allopathic counterparts. 


In a recent notification issued by the government of India, Ayurvedic doctors will now be trained to perform surgery alongside ENT, ophthalmology, ortho, and dental procedures.


The notification amended the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016.



As such, now post-graduate Ayurveda stude
nts will be taught Shalya tantra (general surgery) and Shalakya tantra that is the surgeries of the ear, nose, throat, head and eye practically. 


They will now be taught procedures including amputation of gangrene, skin grafting, laparotomy (opening of the abdomen) and other gastro-intestinal surgeries, and advanced ophthalmic surgeries such as iris prolapse surgery, squint surgery, cataract surgeries.


However, the president of the Central Council of Indian Medicine said that such surgeries have been going on in Ayurveda for over 25 years and the notification is merely to clarify that it is legal.

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