The Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery students went on a strike to mark their protest against the new internship scheme that was introduced by the Centre. The students were comprised of 64 Ayurvedic medical colleges across the state of Mumbai and they had congregated in Nasik in front of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences to voice their displeasure over the decision.
The three month internship at urban civil hospitals was supposedly annulled which used to help them gain basic training and knowledge in casualty, accident, emergency, medico legal cases and intensive care unit cases as well. But now that this was cancelled, the students protested that this will bring down their practical training knowledge and experience. The interns have also approached their counterparts to help them with the protest and have formed the Maharashtra State Ayurvedic Interns Action Committee 2011-12.
The doctors and interns told that they would report to work only when the new internship pattern is changed. Nearly 400 interns took part in the protest.