“A face-to-face interaction with Dr. Sinchan Das on the current instruction passed by CCIM for BAMS doctors”
Right now, we all stand in such a position that medical aid has become a material of luxury rather than necessity. Being in such a situation where the World is almost submerged into the dark holes of diseases. And, the medical fertility is busy calming medical aids as birthrights rather than holistically treating people. Highlighting on the current instruction given by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) to allow BAMS (Bachelors in Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery) doctors to do Masters in Surgery (MS) has stirred up an un-motive conflict among the medical professionals.
On a mission to unravel the reality behind this un-motive conflict, The Craze Venture Humanity had a short interview with Dr. Sinchan Das, Secretary, Humanity Institute For Advanced Medical and Cultural Research (HIAMCR).
Q1. According to you, which one is more effective in terms of quality treatment for the patients, the modern or the traditional medical system?
In response to this question, Dr. Das replied that every medical system has its own scopes and limitations. In addition, with the progressing stages of diseases, different medicine systems are required.
Q2. In terms of development which field of medical system do you feel has progressed to its greater extend?
With a smile on his face, Dr. Das added that there has been no development in the medical system rather the development has taken place for the customization of the health sectors. Neither so, the development in the medical system in terms of current health scenario, health sectors or health status of the people, he directly denies with the fact that medical system has progressed to its greater extend nor does he think that there would be any development in the future as well.
Q3. What is the major difference between today’s modern medical era and the traditional medical era?
In the case of the traditional era, people were more conscious regarding the maintenance of their health, lifestyle, and atmosphere, which gave very little room for manipulation or alternations. Further, he adds that at that time people would work in collaboration for resolving any issues or the deteriorating factors, which has a direct or indirect effect on their health, lifestyle, and atmosphere.
On contrary to this, Dr. Das conveyed that as of the current medical era people are busy searching for shortcuts and are focused on giving management to those issues rather them uprooting them completely. People nowadays have completely blindfolded themselves where they are aware of what is wrong and right, rather accept the wrong as right and manipulate with their every possible way to prove it as a reality.
Q4. So, according to you what is the concept of health?
Quality of life was defined by WHO as the condition of life resulting from the combination of the effects of the complete range of factors such as determining health, happiness that is including comfort in the physical environment and satisfying occupations, education, social and intellectual attainments, freedom of action and justice and freedom of expression.
According to Park’s Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine, the socio-economic status, which is the per capita Gross National Product (GNP) is one of the most widely accepted measures of general economic performance. There can be no doubt that in many developing countries it is economic progress, which is a major factor in reducing morbidity, increasing life expectancy and improving the quality of life.
In today’s current scenario people survive up to 60-70 years with the dependency on medicine or medical support, however, in the case of the traditional era people survived up to 40-50 years without the support of medicine or medical support.
Q5. When the sole purpose of the medical system is to deliver quality healthcare then what is the need for different classification within a medical system?
There is absolutely no necessity for classification and as I told you before all these changes or advancements are just for the customization of the modern medical system. He adds that the classification is necessary in case of surgery. This is because the detailing and precession are very important in surgery where each organ is different in structure. For this reason, there is an utmost need for different individuals as it is just next to impossible for a single person to bring so much detailing and precession within their work.
With a very strong notion, Dr. Das conveyed that there is no need for the sub-division in the case of medicine. He further adds that all the patients must be treated in a holistic manner in spite of any mode of medical treatment.
Q6. Highlight us on the current instruction that was given by CCIM for allowing BAMS doctors to perform MS. What is your opinion on this instruction?
Dr. Sinchan Das strongly states that the current instruction given by CCIM has given the right to the BAMS doctors to do Masters in Surgery (MS) but, has not given lenience to practice surgery. Rather CCIM is just trying to conduct a course named MS. Stressing on his notion, Dr. Das further adds that Masters in Surgery is a specified course that is running under the Medical Council of India. It is designed for maintaining a clear-cut educational system in the field of surgery that does not mean that surgery is the property of modern medicine.
Dr. Das also agrees with the fact that Ayurveda doctors are not provided with proper infrastructure but that is not the fault of their pathy (their system of medicine) but it is the fault of our administrative system. In Ayurveda, there are lots of procedures specified in their books. But without having any logic, modern medicine controllers are declaring it unscientific. Dr. Das further adds to this statement, the very full form of BAMS is “Bachelors in Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery” which clearly indicates that surgery is also part of their practice, so is not at all in any way a mixopathy.
Q7. Several doctors are against the practice of mixopathy. Do you think Ayurveda-Homeopathy practices mixopathy?
Ayurveda and Homeopathy systems are absolutely distinct and guided by their own philosophies. Therefore, they must be liable to practice their own system of medicine, by prescribing their own pharmacological elements. It is not only faulty but unethical to mix up these systems with modern medicine, just to meet the profitable business standards. These systems are not connected with modern medicine by any means. So prescribing modern medicine by the practitioner of these systems or prescribing these systems by the practitioner of the modern system, both are absolutely wrong.
At last, I want to conclude that the way in which the doctors are behaving with each other irrespective of their system of, medicine is just against the criteria designed in a doctor-doctor relationship, which is clearly professional misconduct.