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18-month course in modern (emergency) medicine for AYUSH practitioners

Bengaluru: The state health and family welfare department has recommended Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to start an 18-month course in modern (emergency) medicine for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) practitioners to practice allopathy.

The department is also looking at roping in more private medical universities for this course. “We have requested other private medical universities too for the same 18-month course in modern (emergency) medicine,” said Madan Gopal, principal secretary, Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department.

Following the shortage of doctors, people residing in rural areas do not have access to proper healthcare facility. Hence if AYUSH practitioners are legally allowed to take up integrated practice, then it will help improve the primary healthcare system in the state, Gopal added. [Source: Deccan Chronicle]


  1. jiten kisan jiten kisan Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Dear sir i am jiten kisan.. I have done with41%. 2 science42%, 10th 42%.Catagory ST, can i apply for ayush madical course.. Please suggest
    thanks u

  2. Dr Afroze Basha Dr Afroze Basha Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    good move, its better for all the ayush graduates best decision, in future all the mbbs doctors also need to under go ayush course to bring integrated system of practice in which best results can be rendered to all human mankind.

  3. Dr. Naresh Dalal Dr. Naresh Dalal Sunday, September 15, 2013

    Welcome move. Scarcity of doctors would be met somewhat.

  4. DR.L.V.RAGHAVA RAO DR.L.V.RAGHAVA RAO Saturday, September 14, 2013

    Why all this fuss? Let us give emergency medical courses for all and make everybody a doctor.

  5. DR. S. HARIMANN DR. S. HARIMANN Friday, September 13, 2013

    I don’t think there is any need of the 18m, 20m and 24 m courses. My dear colleague, who is unable to do rather less risky practice, he cannot do allopathic practice also that carries a greater rick. For kind your information only, at least 3 MDs of allopathic faculty have changed their mind and started Homoeopathic practice, after going through my text books and writings, however, I couldn’t understand why Homoeopaths do not develop themselves to deal with all circumstances. Out of these MDs, at least one has taken admission in a homoeopathic medical college.


  6. drdm drdm Thursday, September 12, 2013

    A better proposal, give the AYUSH graduates three options 18m, 20m and 24 m course and then allow them to practicelike a MBBS, MD and DM respectively. Then karnataka can boast of providing superspecialist medical services in all its villages……,,

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