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A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad give a thumbs-up claiming victory over Covid-19 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Can’t shorten further’ — medical experts say cutting MBBS course duration will hurt quality

In a report to the government, a Group of Ministers has recommended shortening the five-and-a-half-year MBBS course by a year.
Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Cut MBBS course to 4.5 years including internship, ministers’ panel suggests

GoM on health has also recommended two-year mandatory rural posting of doctors before awarding them MBBS degrees.
Medical staff help doctor during surgery at an operation theatre in Chennai (representational image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

‘No point mixing all in one’ — IMA to fight govt move to allow Ayurveda doctors to do surgery

IMA calls for nationwide protest Tuesday against govt attempt at ‘legitimising mixopathy’. Ayurveda doctors say postgraduates in their field are well-trained for surgeries.
Medical staff help doctor during surgery at an operation theatre in Chennai (representational image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Govt issues list of surgeries select ayurveda practitioners can perform, draws flak from IMA

AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said the notification does not amount to any policy deviation & is more in the nature of a clarification.

Why the people of Spiti eat stones

One of the few remaining ‘amchis’ of Spiti Valley writes about why they still grind ‘miracle stones’.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan releases the AYUSH ministry's Covid treatment protocol on 6 October 2020 | Twitter | @drharshvardhan

Ashwagandha, kadha, guduchi — Modi govt issues official ayurveda protocol for mild Covid

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan releases the AYUSH ministry's Covid treatment protocol on 6 October 2020 | Twitter | @drharshvardhan

Turmeric milk, kadha, yoga — AYUSH ministry’s protocol for mild, asymptomatic Covid cases

The govt advocated use of ashwagandha, guduchi, pippali, Ayush 64 tablets and yoga to prevent Covid, treat mild symptoms and for post-Covid self-care.
Representational image of college students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Here’s how govt plans to hold NEET, JEE Mains next month amid Covid risks

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Dr Bhushan Patwardhan, chairman of interdisciplinary AYUSH Research and Development Task Force on Covid-19 | ThePrint team

Incorrect to call Ayurveda, homoeopathy alternative medicine for Covid — top AYUSH official

Dr Bhushan Patwardhan, chairman of AYUSH R&D Task Force on Covid-19, advocates integrating measures from Ayurveda & Yoga in the standard of care to prevent & treat Covid.
Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH | By special arrangement

I was constantly nudged to speak in English, my words manipulated, says AYUSH secretary

AYUSH Ministry Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha triggered a controversy after he allegedly asked participants of an online conference, who couldn’t speak Hindi, to leave.

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