Govt of India permits Ayush doctors for Ultrasonography and radiography

usgGovt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Secretary to the Govt of Indian States and UTs

Subject: Clarificatory notification regarding practice of Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Diagnostic Ultrasonography by ISM Graduates.

National Integrity Medical Association has represented that they are institutionally qualified graduates of Indian System of Medicine and they are eligible to carry out various diagnostic procedures and other technological innovations, and practice modern medicines including Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, as per the Circulars issued from time to time by the Central Council of Indian Medicine.

The matter has been examined by the Government, in view of the notification / letters issued by CCIM from time to time, it clarified that institutionalized qualified practitioners of Indian Systems of Indian Medicine (Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani) are eligible to practise Indian Systems of Indian Medicine and Modern Medicine including Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics based on their training and teaching which are included in the syllabi of via courses of ISM prescribed by Central Council of Indian Medicine after approval of Government of India.

The meaning of the word Modern Medicine (Advances) means advances made in various branches of Modern Scientific Medicine, Clinical, Non-Clinical, Bio-Sciences also technological innovations made from time to time and notify that the courses and curriculum conducted and recognized by tilt Central Council of Indian Medicine are supplemented with such Modern Advances.

Further, it is clarified that the rights of practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine to practise Modern Scientific System of Medicine (Allopathic Medicine) are protected under Section 17(3) of Indian Medicine Council Act, 1970.

Further, holders of Ayurvedacharya (BAMS), Kamil-e-tib-o-jarahat (BUMS) and equivalent qualification included in second schedule to IMCC Act, 1970 are competent to use Modern Technological Innovation e.g. Radiology, Ultra sonography, E.C.G. etc. in their clinical practise on the basis of then teaching and training as notified already by CCIM Notification No, 8-5-97-AY (MM) dated 31.10.1996

However, it is made clear that they will not violate any of the provisions of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition) of Sex Selection Act, 1994 and The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

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  1. Good decision I also want to do I am a BAMS Doctor from Lucknow Want to what are formality to do this coure

  2. I would like know about MMC certification which is required for diagnostic set-up. This is only available for MBBS doctor. can we get this registration after Ultrasonography and radiology courses.

  3. I just want to know whether we are eligible to do this USG advance course and practice in Maharashtra?? Because admissions eligibility allows us but current scenario in Maharashtra it’s doubtful for us to practice in our own setup. So, Please guide with your valuable inputs.

  4. as per decision all mps and mla should get their best treatment at bams and bhms people…i would be very proud if health minister will get his bypass surgery at bams graduate and secretary s wife to be operated for hysterectomy at bhms graduate…

    • Sir, the matter of ultrasonography courses and its practice is different, because it is still in consideration
      and controversy. But about Bypass or Open surgery and also Hysterectomy issue No medical graduate ( includes MBBS ) is authorised to do so. It needs specialisation in the concern subject as like surgery, obs . gynaecology etc. So it is not time to comment, instead cooperate. There’s various diseases which is very easy to treat in AYUSH system of medicine which puts behind to the allopaths and surgeons in regarding AYUSH. So comparison is worthless. We all meant to give better service to patients. Thanks…

  5. This is a fake notification..Ministry of health and family welfare never issued any notification like this…
    I got a letter from my friend few months back, with the same subject but when i euquired from the ministry of health and family welfare through RTI, They clearly denied.

  6. It should be made clear that whether a BHMS graduate is authorides to get a training and practice of diagnostic usg, radiology, ecg ect or not. If yes then what kind of certificates they need to get and from where. Please guid us

  7. Its only for bams and bums drs and for bhms do only homeopathy.sab ka sath and sirf college, college walo ka and homeopathic pharma company ka vikas


        “Further, it is clarified that the rights of practitioners of Indian Systems of Medicine to practise Modern Scientific System of Medicine (Allopathic Medicine) are protected under Section 17(3) of Indian Medicine Council Act, 1970.”

        So, what it means that they [B.A.M.S. & B.U.M.S. Doctors]also cant practice ALLOPATHY as we can’t.

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