CHENNAI: Knowledge is not someone’s property or ownership. Rather it is of a person who studies. Today every detail related to the modern system of medicine are available on the Internet. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with the government to conduct short-term courses to give this knowledge to AYUSH doctors.
There are two reasons for this bridge course. Most people come to Ayush system for chronic disease management (like diabetes or blood pressure). They may be taking many allopathic medicines which can cause various side effects. If AYUSH practitioners are not made aware of that science, then how will they know which medicine to stop and what dosage should be gradually reduced.
The bridge course is proposed to follow the basic AYUSH course of five years, during which the students not only learn about their medical system but also learn some sections of modern science like anatomy, physiology, medicine, surgery and pharmacology. Are. Therefore, the bridge course will train them to deal with the emergencies besides whatever is necessary.
What prevents trained AYUSH professionals from doing this when BSc Nursing and General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) graduates are allowed to help in the delivery, polio vaccination, measles and rubella treatment without the help of doctors.
This proposal came due to the lack of allopath in rural areas because most doctors are not ready to settle in villages. To bridge this gap and strengthen the rural health service, Bridge Course is ideal. While private hospitals are exaggerated, AYUSH doctors provide, diagnose, treat and provide medicines for `100 at rural level. Serious cases can always be sent to secondary, tertiary or super-speciality centres. Therefore overall medical expenses will be reduced and all the sections of the society will reach the proper service. India needs five lakh doctors and 30,000 AYUSH graduates pass from 450 colleges every year. There is currently 12 lakh registered AYUSH doctors, so this course will be a boon for society.
It is inappropriate to compare two different drug systems. But here the government is ready to train doctors to improve health services. Modern systems of medicine have been developed by physicists, chemists and biologists with tools, inventions and contributions.
On one hand, the cabinet has removed the bridge course as part of the National Medical Commission Bill. However, the National Bill for Indian System for Medicine Bill, 2019, has been introduced in the Rajya Sabha, there is still a coming to the discussion. We hope it will be clear.