Indian Army to appoint Homoeopathy Doctors

Indian-Army-Logo-Though-Hindi-FontThe project will begin with 10 alternative medicine specialists being assigned to four army hospitals — Base Hospital in Delhi Cantt, Military Hospital in Jalandhar and Command Hospitals at Chandimandir and Pune.

The idea behind the experiment is to see if alternative medicine can work where allopathy has no answers, said Lieutenant General BK Chopra, director general, Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS).

For the first time, the military is giving a chance to specialists in different forms of alternative medicine, ranging from ayurveda and naturopathy to unani and homeopathy, to treat severely-ill soldiers.

The armed forces are preparing to kick off a bold experiment to test claims made in favour of alternative medicine by throwing open the doors of some top military hospitals to doctors specialising in these remedies, India’s top military doctor has said. .

The AFMS, a cadre consisting of more than 6,000 doctors, is tying up with the ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) to kick-start the experiment.

The AYUSH had mooted a proposal to integrate the alternative medicine system with the conventional system, but the army suggested that a pilot project be undertaken first.

AYUSH secretary Ajit M Sharan said some forms of alternative medicine had a legacy of more than 3,000 years but had not been exploited to their full potential. “These systems can be used to supplement conventional medicine for treating different types of cancers and TB, as standalone treatment for diseases like arthritis and dementia and also as food supplements. The tie-up will benefit soldiers,” Sharan added.

As part of the experiment, the specialists will be assigned to terminally-ill patients and those with some form of cancer. General Chopra said, “We don’t have much to offer to such patients and perhaps some other treatment could work for them. Alternative medicine systems shouldn’t be written off as they have evolved over centuries.”

The scope of the project could be expanded if alternative medicine treatment proves to be effective. This would give alternative medicine practitioners a bigger platform for research and could help address some myths about the systems they practice, Chopra said. “These traditional medicine practitioners will work under the supervision of army doctors to provide the best medical care to patients. Patients will benefit if we can find scientific evidence that suggests alternative medicine can cure or curtail diseases,” he added.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/army-to-throw-open-doors-to-alternative-medicine/story-PfJRoliSdSvMqeYQMeGltN.html

24 Comments

  1. Hey… if any such opportunity to avail is open now please publish or something. I am Dr. Poonam (B.H.M.S) want to give my service in army as a doctor, sevice to one who serve the country taking their life on their hand. Many members of my family are already giving service in army in different sectors. I request you to please give update

  2. I can’t directly turn myself into oncologists in hopeless given up cases but can treat so many other diseases . It will be like giving IAS exam again and again in every cases. Why so tough assignment to be recognised.
    In army I can see some cases like HTM, T2DM,allergies GIT problems, headache fever UTI, kidney stone skin diseases most important counselling of patients and even in times of epidemic like JE, swine flu and Dangue I will become very much necessory asset. So why directly the most difficult one do you really want us to be in the ARMY.

  3. Congratulations to INDIAN ARMY– the Savior and the Peace keeper of the Nation,for appointing Homoeopathic Medical Officers in their Hospitals for the first time,creating a new History.

  4. A great thanks to an INDIAN ARMY.
    they provide a beautiful opportunity to homoeopathic doctors.
    How to apply for INDIAN ARMY as HOMOEOPATHIC DOCTOR????

  5. After long run I saw such beautifull decision by INDIAN ARMY ,That recruitment of HOMOEOPATHIC DOCTORS for Our Soliders..
    HOW Can I Apply for INDIAN ARMY AS A HOMOEOPATHIC DOCTOR??

  6. Did they call for openings any time,, ?? How to know the updates,?

  7. Will be a revolution in the history of Ayush pathies. A big step to bring alternative systems in main stream.

  8. What do you call Alternative Medicine that works? Medicine!
    Perhaps Lieutenant General BK Chopra is related to Deepak??

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