A hunger strike is being staged by Indian Medical Association, IMA, Dibrugarh against the “mixopathy” at the Assam Medical College and Hospital. Several other controversies and protests were attempted to stop Mixopathy.
Mixopathy, a term coined by protesting doctors, is a move by the center which will allow postgraduate practitioners, of Ayurveda, to train in performing surgical procedures.
The doctors across India stood against the decision of the center and decided to go on a “Relay Hunger Strike”, which was observed on Sunday.
To show more power and make their appeal look more strong, the doctors of the Indian Medical Association, Medicos United, and Resident doctors Association observed a “Cycle Rally”.
The main motive of the cycle rally was to spread awareness about myopathy which might be put into action after the notification of the amendment to the CCIM Act which came forward in November 2019.
Dr. Karan Juneja, a medico-social activist, said in a statement that the people who were involved in the cycle rally started at around 8 a.m. and visited various medical colleges and the power corridors of Delhi. The rally included 40 to 50 doctors who were keen enough to cycle from India Gate to Maulana Azad Medical College spreading the news about Mixopathy.
The doctors are not very happy with the Idea and therefore Dr. Anil Nausaran, pathologist and a medical cyclist from Meerut, said that he would join the cycle rally to spread awareness about Mixopathy among the public.
He will ensure that he visits the remote places of the country to describe to people how Mixopathy is harmful to them and give them insight into it. Dr. Anil Nausaran, in his statement, also included that the cycle rally will surely not come to an end till the amendment notification is withdrawn by CCIM.
Dr. Anil Nausaran is quite active in spreading information to the public. Previously he cycled from Meerut to Karnal creating awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Now the active pathologist cycled from Meerut to Delhi and circled various corners of Delhi spreading information regarding Mixopathy.
Protesting Doctor’s Views On Mixopathy
The allowance of studying and practicing independently and the notification of the amendment to the CCIM act, on the Postgraduate Ayurveda Surgery, can be considered as another step for advancing and validating Mixopathy.
According to the doctors, Ayurveda cannot be allowed to perform surgery since they are not equipped with the facilities required for surgeries which include pharmacopeia, anesthesia, and post-operative medical care.
Modern medicine is equipped with the various faculties and facilities which are developed through thorough training and these faculties work for safeguarding the patient’s life as a team.