IMA slams Kerala’s decision to ease curbs for Bakrid

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has urged Kerala government to withdraw lockdown relaxation for Bakrid amid speculations of third wave of Covid and warned of taking the matter to Supreme Court. Continue Reading

Ayurvedic doctors are trained surgeons: Centre

Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik said there is no concept of ‘mixopathy’, as claimed by a section of allopathic doctors, and asserted that ayurvedic practitioners are also trained to perform surgeries. Continue Reading

Medical body calls out Centre for ‘inaccurate data’ on doctor deaths

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called out the Central government for releasing inaccurate data related to doctor deaths due to Covid-19. Continue Reading

Doctors across India begin hunger strike, protest against ‘mixopathy’

The IMA said its members and modern medicine doctors have started a relay hunger strike at over 50 places across the country in protest against a notification by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) authorising post-graduate practitioners of Ayurveda to perform general surgical procedures. Continue Reading

‘Covishield & Covaxin safe with negligible side-effects’

Covishield and Covaxin, the two Covid-19 vaccines which have received Emergency Use Authorisation have been tested on thousands of people and side-effects are negligible, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said and noted that the two ‘are safest of the vaccines’. Continue Reading

Doctors across country take part in strike against ‘mixopathy’

Thousands of doctors in the country took part in a strike called by the Indian Medical Association on Friday, against the Central government’s move to allow postgraduate practitioners of Ayurveda to be trained in performing surgical procedures. Continue Reading

Govt counters IMA’s criticism over Ayush protocol

Reacting to the Indian Medical Association’s criticism of the Centre’s Ayush protocol for Covid-19 management, the government has said the advice was based on Ayurveda and yoga after considering ’empirical evidences and biological plausibility’ as well as emerging trends from ongoing clinical trials. Continue Reading

Medical body questions Health Minister on his Ayurveda claims

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) questioned the scientific basis of the government’s claims, days after the Health Ministry and the Ayush Ministry released an Ayurvedic protocol for the treatment of asymptomatic and mild coronavirus patients coronavirus in India. Continue Reading

IMA urges govt to declare Health Emergency in Kerala

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has urged the Kerala government to declare a health emergency in the State following a surge in Covid-19 cases. Continue Reading