Thiruvananthapuram: Allopathy doctor’s organizations have decided to join hands to seek an exclusive Medical University for modern medicine. For this all the associations working in the modern medicine sector will meet on August 15 to have a detailed discussion.
The meeting would be held at the Indian Medical Association state branch headquarters in which the state office-bearers of Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA), Kerala government Medical College Teachers Association (KGMCTA) and other organizations would attend.
The central executive of the KGMCTA that met on Sunday decided to join hands with the KGMOA, IMA and other organizations to reach to a broader consensus on this issue.
With the LDF giving nod for setting up a combined university for Allopathy, Ayurveda and homoeo, the associations working in the modern medicine sector had expressed concern. Though these associations are not against the setting up of universities for Ayurveda and homoeo, they are against combining it. Since it would not benefit any of the system of medicines. The associations are also planning to meet the LDF leaders to press their demand. The LDF decision to establish a single medical university for three systems of medicine was against the Dr B Ekbal committee report. The report had said that the experience of the medical universities in other states reveal the fact that because of the mixing up of different systems focused approach to the research and educational needs of the different systems could not be realized.
The report had clearly urged the government to consider the establishment of a university for other systems of medicines either jointly as Ayush University (Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy) or separately for each discipline (like Ayurveda University).