Jan 4, 2017

Bhishak Sangama - Ayurveda Practitioners' Meet and One day seminar on Ayurveda Clinical Practice at SDM Bengaluru on 20th Jan 2017 Friday

Cordial invitation to the Ayurveda Practitioners of Bengaluru to "Bhishak Sangama (Bengaluru Ayurveda Practitioners' Meet and one day seminar on Ayurveda clinical practice)" being held on 20th Jan 2017 Friday at SDM Institute of Ayurveda and Hospital, Anchepalya, Mysore Road, Bengaluru - 74. Intended to become a platform to refresh the knowledge of classical guidelines for the Ayurveda clinical practice and to share the clinical experiences with the members of fraternity. Please spread a word to reach out the interested practitioners of Ayurveda based at Bengaluru. Register soon!


Dec 11, 2016

Govt amends law: Ayurveda, Unani doctors to practice allopathy in MP

, TNN | Dec 9, 2016, 11.13PM IST

BHOPAL: Now Ayurveda and Unani doctors will able to practice allopathic medicines in Madhya Pradesh. Twin bills were passed in the state assembly on Friday to enable these doctors to prescribe allopathic medicines. This is being done to meet out the shortage of doctors , health minister Rustam Singh told the house. 

Two bills-Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan parishad (sanshodhan) vidhayak 2016 and MP Ayurvdic ,Unani tatha prakritik chikitsa vyavsai (sanshodhan) vudhayak 2016 were passed on Friday amidst opposition from the Congress. 

Bala Bachchan, acting leader of the opposition said, "Now the affect of Vyapam scame is clear. More than 1000 doctors have been denied their degrees after the scam. The MBBS takes more than 5 years to complete, here you will train them in 3 months only." 

He said that the government would withdraw the bill. 

Ramniwas Rawat, chief whip of the Congress said, "this is highly objectionable. This government is playing with the health of the people. The government has not even taken the permission of medical council of India (MCI)." 

Rawat also said that the government is not paying doctors well which is why no doctor is interested in government job. On the other hand doctors of Deepak foundation of Gujarat working for MP government get Rs 1 lakh salary. 

Bachachan said that "by taking help of Deepak foundation, the government wants privatisation of health services in MP." 

But health minister Rustam Singh assured the house that, "the Ayurveda and Unani doctors will be allowed to practice on 72 medicines. This is a temporary arrangement and as soon as doctors are available this would be withdrawn." 

He said that some states like Maharashtra and Gujarat have also been following this practice. 

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/govt-amends-law-ayurveda-unani-doctors-to-practice-allopathy-in-mp/articleshow/55900828.cms?TOI_browsernotification=true


Oct 30, 2016

UGC tells varsities to start PhD programmes for AYUSH disciplines

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to start PhD programmes under Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) disciplines.
In a circular to all Central Universities UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu has said the Central Councils set up for research in these disciplines will sponsor 200 students for pursuing PhDs every year.
He also said the government has asked the Commission to issue an advisory in this regard. “AYUSH is aimed at developing Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) systems for healthcare of the people imbibing scientific interventions.
As per the letter, each of these five disciplines conduct clinical and basic research studies in collaboration with reputed scientific institutes:
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy
Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy
Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine
Central Council for Research in Siddha
These Councils further desire to enhance research opportunities through PhD fellowship programme for the development of AYUSH, the UGC letter said.
It is intended to sponsor annually 200 candidates (125 PG of AYUSH and 75 PG of Science & technology streams) for pursuing Ph.D on AYUSH research topics, it added.
“Accordingly, it is requested that you may include AYUSH disciplines in your esteemed university and in the affiliated colleges for enrollment of candidates in the PhD programmes and avail fellowship from the concerned AYUSH Research Council,” the UGC said.


Sep 1, 2016


Writing awards in Ayurveda by Rastriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth

Entries Invited for awards on popular and scientific writing in Ayurveda Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth invites entries for following awards on popular and scientific writing in Ayurveda. These awards are instituted to promote the popular writing in ayurveda for common people in the common language as well as scientific writing in Ayurveda for academicians and researchers in the scientific language. The awards are given in following categories. The last date for submission of entry in each case is 1 January 2017.

Category A: Award for Popular Writing in Ayurveda Two awards are given for popular writing in Ayurveda respectively in Hindi and English . Each award carry a cash prize of Rs.10000/- , a citation and a certificate from RAV. These awards are given to a best piece of writing/ featured article appeared in any national daily, weekly/monthly or quarterly news paper/ periodical during the preceding calander year ( 1 january to 31 december 2016). The published article should have a minimum length of 1000 words .

Category B: Award for Scientific Writing in Ayurveda This award is given in following three categories
a) Student scientific writing award : is given to MD / PhD/ M Phil students of ayurveda for their published research work in a national /international scientific journal of repute. This award may carry a cash prize of Rs. 20000/- , a citation and a certificate from RAV.

 b) Senior scientific writing award : is given to a faculty member, physician, independent researcher or practitioner who has his scientific research published in a national/ international scientific journal of repute. This award carry a cash prize of Rs. 25000/- , a citation and a certificate from RAV.

 c) Scientific writing award for best book / monograph in Ayurveda : This award is given to the best monograph/ book on Ayurveda published during the preceding year. The book should contain a minimum of 100 pages. This award carry a cash prize of Rs. 50000/- , a citation and a certificate from RAV. The publication sould belong to year commensing from 1st Janauary till 31 December 2016.

Following are the general rules for submission of application and selection process for these awards 1. The applicant should have a BAMS or equivalent qualification recognized by CCIM and should be registerd with respective registering authority.
2. Regarding the student category , the applicant should be a bonafied student of a recognized institution at the time of application. A certificate of this intent from the head of the institution is required in this regard.
3. There is no age limit for the applications. Any one of any age can apply in respective categories.
 4. The publication should belong to the preceding year only. Old publications will not be considered. 5. Applications must be submitted on the given format along with four original copies of the publication( photo copies are not allowed). In case of an online publication, a soft copy of the article shall also be submitted.
 6. An undertaking regarding the originality of the publication is required to be submitted along with the application.
7. In case of multiple authors , a consent from each of the author regarding submission of the publication for the award is required.
8. Author once awarded , may not apply in the similar category for next three years.
9. In case of multiple authors, the award sum may be distributed equally among all the authors .
10.A distinct review committee of eminent scholars, journalists and scientist pertaining to Ayurveda will evaluate all the applications in reference to their quality, relevance and aptness for the purpose of award in their respective categories. Best among all will be choosen for the award.
11.The awards will be conferred every year on the day of convocation of RAV.

For more details, please visit, http://ravdelhi.nic.in/


Aug 4, 2016

BIMS, BUMS, BAMS reach Supreme court challenging crosspathy ban

New Delhi: Challenging the Delhi High Court decision of April 8th which clearly specified that BIMS, BUMS, BAMS, and other other practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine cannot practice modern scientific system of medicine and prescribe allopathic medicines, National Integrated Medical Association and All India Indian Medicine Graduates Association are reported to have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court. The appeal came in the wake of the Delhi high court decision that had struck the clause Section 2(h) of the Delhi Bharatiya Chikitsa Parishad Act, 1998 (DBCP Act) and the Notification No.28-5/2004-Ay. (MM) dated 19th May, 2004 of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) that on the basis whereof the practitioners of Indian System of Medicine were claiming to have a right to practice in the Allopathic System of Medicine.
During the partial hearing on 1st august, Arguments went on from the side of ISM practitioners, who are being represented by prominent lawyers of the country including Senior Advocates Harish Salve and Raju Ramachandran. The lawyer on behalf of ISM practitioners, that the history of surgery in the world, started with Sushruta who was a noted Ayurvedacharya. Moreover it was argued that, many allopathic drugs including antibiotics are necessary part of treatment/surgeries, which the said practitioners are not being able to prescribe in the wake of the high court judgement in delhi However, considering the current scenario of medical practise in mind the Chief Justice of India, hon’ble Justice TS Thakur, who is hearing the matter did not seem much convinced with the argument, even remarking. “How many of you would go to an Ayurvedacharya for a surgery?” The chief justice has indeed is reported to have shown a great surprise to the contention that ayurivedic practitioner perfo...

Read more at Medical Dialogues: BIMS, BUMS, BAMS reach Supreme court challenging crosspathy ban http://medicaldialogues.in/bims-bums-bams-reach-supreme-court-challenging-crosspathy-ban/


Jul 2, 2016

AMMOI urges PM to advise UPSC to consider Ayurveda as a subject in civil services exams

Peethaambaran Kunnathoor, Chennai
Saturday, July 02, 2016, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]
The Ayurveda Medical Manufactures Organisation of India (AMMOI) has urged the Prime Minister of India to advise the Expert Committee of the Union Public Service Commission to favourably consider the recommendation of AMMOI to the Union government and to the UPSC for inclusion of Ayurveda as one of the subjects both for preliminary and main examinations for civil services.

Saying that Ayurveda is not only a system of treatment but also a subject of medical science, AMMOI justified the necessity of inclusion. The point is that more than 15,000 BAMS graduates coming out from various colleges in India every year and several of them may opt for civil services provided Ayurveda is included as an optional subject. If UPSC considers it as a subject, it will definitely encourage the BAMS graduates to appear for the examination.

The prime minister’s office has forwarded the letter of AMMOI to the Ayush ministry and to the UPSC for deliberation and suitable actions. The ministry of Ayush has forwarded the same to the Central Council of Indian Medicine for their consideration. But, according to Dr D Ramanathan, general secretary of AMMOI, the UPSC has no interest in including Ayurveda as a subject in the civil services examinations and they are giving no importance to such a demand. Hence, AMMO has once again approached the Prime Minister seeking personal intervention in this matter.

He says that considering the interest of the Prime Minster and of the Ayush ministry, the CCIM can initiate steps to sensitize the UPSC in consultation with Gujarat Ayurveda University, Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi and National Institute of Ayurveda in Jaipur. It will also help UPSC to prepare the syllabus of the examinations also.

Dr Ramanathan said his organisation started to make this recommendation two years ago as several graduates in Ayurveda appearing for civil services and state government administrative examinations through non-Ayurveda subjects since Ayurveda is not included. He said AMMOI is ready to give training to the aspirants of IAS, IPS, IFS and IFoS from Ayurveda community once it is included as one of the main subjects. He said AMMOI now undertakes projects to impart suitable education and training to professionals working in the area of Ayurveda.

On behalf of the Ayurveda professionals in the country, AMMOI, the premier organisation of ayurvedic professionals in Kerala, will further communicate to the chairman of the Expert Committee of the UPSC to consider the request in the wake of immense support given by central government for the promotion of Ayurveda in the country, said he.