CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE
( A STATUTORY BODY UNDER THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH F.W.-
(Constituted under the IMCC Act.1970)
61-65, Institution RE, New Delhi 110050
Ref.Nop.F.No.B-5/95-96 Ay.(M.M.) Dated : 27-9-96
Press Trust of India ,Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001
Subject: Entitlement of practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine to practice modern medicine-regarding.
The definition of term of Indian Medicine means the system of Indian Medicine commonly known as Ashtang Ayurved, Siddha or Unani Tibb whether supplemented or not by such modern advances as the Central Council may declare by notification from time to time. The Central Council as its meeting held in 1987 has defined the term modern advances as below :-
This meeting of the Central Council hereby unanimously resolved that in clause (e) of sub-section 2(1) of the IMCC Act 1970, the word Modern Advances be read in advances made in the various branches of Modern Scientific Medicine, Clinical, Non-clinical, Bio-Sciences, also technological innovation made from time to time and declare that the courses and curriculum conducted by the CCIM are supplemented with such Modern Advances.
Recently, there had been various representations from the Associations of Recently, there had been various representations from the Associations of ISM in respect of practice of modern medicine by the graduates of Indian systems of medicine.
The Executive Committee of Central Council of Indian medicine discussed this issue at great length in its meeting held on 30-8-96 at Bombay and resolved as under : -
"Institutionally qualified practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine (Ayurved, Unani & Siddha) and whose under India Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 are eligible to practice Indian Systems of Medicine and Modern Medicine which is commonly known as Allopathic Medicine including Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics based on their training and teaching. This training and teaching is included in the syllabus of CCIM.
The meaning of word Modern Medicine(advances) means advances made in various branches of modern scientific medicine, clinical, non-clinical, bio-sciences.
It is requested that this may be published in your esteemed newspaper for information of all concern.