Indian union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik told News agency PTI that there is no concept of “mixopathy.”
He asserted that ayurvedic practitioners are also trained to perform surgeries.
“After completing their studies, the ayurvedic doctors undergo internship for one year. They are trained surgeons.”
Minister Naik said this before his discharge from the Goa Medical College and Hospital.
He was undergoing treatment for over a month for injuries he sustained in an accident near a village in Ankola Taluk of Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka.
“After the accident, President, Prime Minister, Home Minister and other ministers came here and met me. I thank them all.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised him to recover well.
Naik added that he may attend the Parliament session on March 8 on doctor’s advise.
When asked about the Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposing the Centre’s decision to allow ayurvedic doctors to perform surgeries, Naik said:
“We are introducing an Indian system of medicine to support the practice of allopathy.”
Naik said the Indian system of medicine has been forwarded to people of the country since centuries and its formula has not changed since then.