Amit Sharma, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:26 PM IST
DR. PRADEEP KUMAR, Chairman, Examining Body for para medical training for Bharatiya Chikitsa
– Photo: Tech for FTCP
Listen to the news
- Government will regularize centers of Indian medical practice (Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha),
- The certificate of running the center will be obtained only after meeting the standards,
- Paramedical staff will also be diploma holders
But now this will not be done in Delhi. To provide any service related to Indian medical system (such as Ayurveda, Unani or Siddha) including Panchakarma, only those in government certified courses will be able to offer these services. Also, centers providing these services will also be given recognition only after meeting a standard. Punitive action can also be taken against those who run the center without permission.
Dr. Pradeep Aggarwal, chairman of Examining Body for Paramedical Training for Indian Medicine, Delhi, told Tech for FTCP that under the Indian system of medicine there is still an institution to regularize doctors, but to regulate paramedical staff working in the same field there are no rules. This is the reason that in Ayurveda hospitals, except the doctors, the workers are untrained. This does not give people the expected benefits from these services.
But now all these institutions will be allowed to run the center only after meeting the standard of government. The centers which do not meet the standards will have to stop their functioning, otherwise punitive action will be taken against them.
The biggest challenge in this field is the absence of skilled Indian medical personnel of appropriate qualification. That is why the Examining Body for Paramedical Training for Indian Medicine has designed six specialized courses. Only skilled Indian medical personnel who have done these courses will be allowed to work in the field of Indian medical services.
These include Diploma in Pharmacy, Nursing and Panchakarma in Ayurveda, and Pharmacy, Nursing and Regimental Therapy for Unani system of medicine. These include courses ranging from six months to two years.
The institute will allow the candidates to follow the appropriate standards for conducting this course to the candidates. Apart from this, after completion of the course, students will also take the examination and issue certificates to them. Only those who have obtained this certificate will be allowed to do it in Indian Medical Services.