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The Nagaland In Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA) has suspended all non-COVID and other non-essential medical services across the state on December 11 from 6 am to 6 pm.
NIDA has decided in response to the nationwide protest of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against the Central government’s decision to allow the practice of modern surgical procedures by Ayurveda doctors.
The Association is not against the Ayurveda system of medicine but is against the mixing of two different systems of medicine, NIDA President Dr E. Phyantsuthung said.
“Mixing of totally two separate entities will lead to the fall of standards of healthcare in the country and the adverse impact of all these will be felt by the average person who is in any way having a lot of problems to have access to quality healthcare,” Phyantsuthung added.
He assured that the protest scheduled on December 11 will not affect the COVID related activities in the state.
However, all Outpatient Departments will be closed, “we will suspend all non-COVID related activities and other non-essential medical services,” he added.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)