Hunger Strike: 7 House Surgeons ( jr Doctors) Fell un concious Durning Hunger strike

ByVoiceup Media

Sep 28, 2022

Hyderabad Voiceup Media: The Hunger strike undertaken by Nizamia Tibbi College students, with an intention to save Unani medicine and
Seven House Surgeons ( jr Doctors) fell unconcious in the course of Hunger strike in the campuses, the were immediately shifted hospital.

It may be mentioned here that Students and doctors associated with the Government Nizamia Tibbi College and Hospital on Monday went on an indefinite hunger strike opposing the new government eliminating the Unani, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy as valid medical disciplines in AYUSH.

The protesters said that they will not stop until the government retracts the last notification issued on September 16 which eliminated the medicines of Unani, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy while only retaining and promoting Ayurveda.

The government order stated that candidates who studied Unani, Homoeopathy, and Yoga are not eligible to apply for the positions of Mid-Level Health Professionals (MLHP). It also stated that existing MLHPs with the same qualifications should be terminated from duty after their term ends.

Continuing the hunger strike through Tuesday, students allege that this move is being done to promote Ayurveda while simultaneously pulling down other alternative disciplines. Medical practitioners and students alleged that this is going to be the end of careers for many practitioners of the traditional disciplines and render them unemployable.

A final year Unani student of Government Nizamia Tibbi College, Hajra Fatima, told Media “We have come here fairly through competitive exams. We wrote NEET to come here but now we are being sidelined.”

Dr Zubair Alam, a house surgeon, remarked, “We are protesting against the scheme of the National Health Ministry (NHM). He added that until now ‘AYUSH’ and ‘Allopathy’ were given the same importance and students were recruited equally but this year those who study Unani, Homeopathy and Naturopathy, etc. are being termed ‘not eligible’ in AYUSH, and those who are on jobs related to these fields are being terminated.

Cancelling other forms of alternative medicine and only retaining Ayurveda under ‘AYUSH’ is nothing but discrimination,” Dr Zubair remarked.

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